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Online Virginia Basic Business Exam Prep

  • Contractor Basic Business Course for Class A, B or C License | Virginia
    Package Image Virginia Basic Business

    8 Hour Audio Course 
    Approval #2731003259
    This course is required by the Commonwealth of Virginia A, B, or C licenses and will prepare you for the Basic Business exam for Class A or B license.  The Virginia Business and Project Management Book is required for this course.

  • Contractor Basic Business Course and Book Package | Virginia
    Package Image Contractor Basic Business Course And Book Package Virginia

    This package contains:

    • 8 Hour Text: Basic Business Exam Prep Course
    • Book: NASCLA Contractors Guide to Business, Law and Project Management, Virginia 8th Edition
    • Preprinted PSI-approved book tabs
    • Free Video Course:  Social Media for Contractors
    $200.00

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Online Virginia Residential Contractor Exam Prep

  • Residential Building Contractor | Virginia
    Package Image Residential Building Contractor Course Virginia

    15 Hour Text Course 
    This course will prepare you for the Residential Building Technical (BLD) exam to obtain your Virginia builder's license. Note:  You must also take the Basic Business course before obtaining your license.  (No State Approval Required)

    $129.00
  • Residential Building Contractor Course and Book Package | Virginia

    This package contains:

    • 15 Hr Text: Residential Building Contractor Exam Prep Course
    • Book: Carpentry and Building Construction 2016 Edition
    • Book: IRC 2015
    • Book: NASCLA Contractors Guide to Business, Law and Project Management, Virginia 8th Edition
    • Book: 29 CFR Part 1926 – Code of Federal Regulations
    • Pre-printed tabs for all 4 books
    • Free Video Course:  Social Media for Contractors
    $546.82

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Online Virginia Home Improvement Exam Prep

  • Home Improvement Contractor | Virginia
    Package Image Home Improvement Contracting Exam Prep Virginia

    15 Hour Text Course 
    This course will prepare you for the Virginia Home Improvement Contracting Examination and provides an overview of building trade skills. Note:  You must also take the Basic Business course before obtaining your license.  (No State Approval Required)

    $129.00
  • Home Improvement Contractor Course and Book Package | Virginia
    Product Image VA Home Improvement Contractor course and book Package(1)

    This package contains:

    • 15 Hr Text: Residential Building Contractor Exam Prep Course
    • Book: Carpentry and Building Construction 2016 Edition
    • Book: IRC 2015
    • Book: 29 CFR Part 1926 – Code of Federal Regulations
    • Book:  The Contractor’s Guide to Quality Concrete Construction, 2005, 3rd Edition
    • Book:  Modern Masonry, 8th edition 2015
    • Book:  Gypsum Construction Handbook, 7thEdition, 2014
    • Book:  ANSI Accessible and Usable Buildings and Facilities, 2017
    • Pre-printed tabs for all 7 books
    • Free Video Course:  Social Media for Contractors
    $982.82

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Online Virginia Commercial Improvement Exam Prep

  • Commercial Improvement Contracting Exam Prep | Virginia
    Package Image Commercial Improvement Contracting Exam Prep Virginia

    15 Hour Text Course
    This course will prepare you for the Commercial Improvement Contractor License exam to obtain your Virginia builders license. The Carpentry and Building Construction Text Book is recommended for this course.  Note:  You must also take the Basic Business course before obtaining your license.  (No State Approval Required)

    $129.00

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-William, Alabama

Virginia Books

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Virginia Residential Improvement Books

  • International Residential Code 2015
    Book Image International Residential Code 2015

    This comprehensive code for home building combines building, plumbing, mechanical, fuel gas, energy, and electrical provisions into a single resource and uses these provisions to provide detailed insight into the construction of one- and two-family dwellings and townhouses up to three stories high.

  • International Residential Code 2015 – TABS
    Product Image Contractor Book Tabs
  • Modern Masonry, 8th Edition 2015
    Book Image Modern Masonry Brick, Block, Stone

    Modern Masonry covers the  properties and application of masonry materials and teaches safe and proper procedures for working with brick, block, stone, concrete form construction and flatwork as well as masonry’s impact on the environment.

  • Modern Masonry, 8th Edition 2015 – TABS
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  • NASCLA – Contractors Guide to Business, Law and Project Management, Virginia, 8th Edition
    Book Image NASCLA Contractors Guide to Business, Law and Project Management Virginia

    By the National Association of State Contractors Licensing Agencies (NASCLA).  This book is recommended by the state of Virginia as a helpful text in studying for the Virginia (Part 1), General (Part 2) or Advanced (Part 3) portions of the Class A or Class B Contractor exams. You are allowed to take this book with you into the exam.

  • NASCLA Virginia Contractors Guide to Business and Project Management 8th Edition – TABS
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Virginia Commercial Improvement Books

  • 29 CFR Part 1926 – Code of Federal Regulations
    Book Image 29 CFR 1926 OSHA Construction Industry Regulations & Standards

    Make compliance with dense government safety regulations simple with 29 CFR 1926 OSHA Construction Industry Regulations.  This book provides you with a comprehensive set of the most up-to-date Construction regulations.

  • 29 CFR Part 1926 – Code of Federal Regulations – TABS
    Product Image Contractor Book Tabs
  • ANSI Accessible and Usable Buildings and Facilities, 2017
    Book Image ICC A117.1-2017 Standard for Accessible and Usable Buildings and Facilities

    This standard provides technical criteria for making sites, facilities, buildings, and elements accessible to and usable by people with physical disabilities.

  • ANSI Accessible and Usable Buildings and Facilities, 2017 – TABS
    Product Image Contractor Book Tabs
  • Carpentry and Building Construction 2016 Edition
    Book Image Carpentry & Building Construction Book

    Carpentry & Building Construction is a comprehensive carpentry book that focuses on residential construction with many procedures also applying to light commercial construction. The informative text provides detailed, heavily illustrated information about materials, tools, and processes, with many step-by-step procedures.  It is recommended for all states as a helpful text in studying for any of the trades exams and is an excellent reference source for contractors to own.

  • Carpentry and Building Construction 2016 Edition – TABS
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    Pre-printed Tabs

  • Gypsum Construction Handbook, 7th Edition, 2014
    Book Image The Gypsum Construction handbook

    The Gypsum construction handbook is a systematic guide to selecting and using gypsum drywall, veneer plaster, tile backers, ceilings, and conventional plaster building materials.  The 7th edition features updates in gypsum products and the latest in sustainable products.

  • Gypsum Construction Handbook, 7th Edition, 2014 – TABS
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  • International Building Code 2015
    Book Image International Building Code 2015

    This book covers all buildings except detached one and two family dwellings and townhouses not more than 3 stories in height and features safety concepts, the latest industry standards in material design and much more.

  • International Building Code 2015 – TABS
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  • Pipe and Excavation Contracting, 2011 Edition
    Book Image Pipe & Excavation Contracting Revised

    This manual teaches excavation techniques, safety rules, and includes instructions for operating the equipment, trenching, pipe laying, plan reading, estimating and much more.

  • Pipe and Excavation Contracting, 2011 Edition – TABS
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  • Placing Reinforcing Bars, Recommended Practices, 2019 10th Edition
    Book Image Placing Reinforcing Bars

    This publication presents the best accepted practices in placing reinforcing bars in structures and pavement and includes numerous illustrations.  Topics include types of materials, handling of bars at the jobsite, principles for placing, and much more.

  • Roofing Construction and Estimating
    Book Image Roofing Construction & Estimating

    Installation, repair and estimating for nearly every type of roof covering available today in residential and commercial structures: asphalt shingles, roll roofing, wood shingles and shakes, clay tile, slate, metal, built-up, and elastomeric is covered in this publication with clear illustrations that help answer most roofing questions.

  • Roofing Construction and Estimating – TABS
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  • SDI Manual of Construction with Steel Deck, 2016, 3rd Edition
    Book Image Manual of Construction with Steel Deck

    This publication reviews good practice in Steel Deck construction and serves as a safety primer for Contractors, Architects, Engineers and Inspectors who are responsible for the safe installation of steel deck.

  • SDI Manual of Construction with Steel Deck, 2016, 3rd Edition – TABS
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  • Technical Digest No.9 – Handling and Erection of Steel Joist and Joist Girders, 3rd Edition 2008
    Book Image Technical Digest 9 Handling and Erection of Steel Joists and Joist Girders

    This Technical digest covers the proper handling and erection procedures to be used to make sure that SJI joist products are not damaged, that they perform as specified, and to ensure the safety of the erectors.  It includes descriptions of products, how they are prepared and shipped, how they are to be unloaded and how they are to be erected.

  • Technical Digest No.9 – Handling and Erection of Steel Joist and Joist Girders, 3rd Edition 2008 – TABS
    Product Image Contractor Book Tabs
  • The Contractor’s Guide to Quality Concrete Construction, 4th Edition 2018
    Book-Image-The-Contractors-Guide-to-Quality-Concrete-Construction-4th-Edition-1

    This publication provides insight into proven construction practices that will produce quality concrete construction and is a required or suggested reference document for contractor licensing programs in Alabama, Hawaii, Louisiana, Michigan, Minnesota, Mississippi, North Carolina, Nevada, South Carolina, Tennessee, and West Virginia.

  • The Contractor’s Guide to Quality Concrete Construction, 4th Edition 2018 – TABS
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