VA Business License (Class A/B) Basic


8 Hour Course

Course ID: 2731003329

Approved By: Department of Professional and Occupational Regulation

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Our 8 hour business class A/B course is designed to fully prepare you to take and pass your contractors business exam. Using the same reference material as the open-book PSI exam, we built this course for all those preparing to obtain their Class A or Class B license. This Basic course does not include a book.

This Course Includes:

  • Part 1 - Virginia Portion (Rules and Regulations)
  • Part 2 - General Portion
  • Part 3 - Advanced Portion
  • Links to obtain the optional books
  • Examination information
  • General Information
    • Chapter 1: Business Organization and Estimating and Bidding [4 Activities]
      • 01. Business Organization
      • 02. Business Organization Conclusion
      • 03. Estimating and Bidding
      • 04. Estimating and Bidding Conclusion
    • Chapter 2: Contract Management [4 Activities]
      • 01. Introduction to Chapter 2
      • 02. Business Management
      • 03. Contract Management
      • 04. Chapter 2 Conclusion
    • Chapter 3: Project and Risk Management [6 Activities]
      • 01. Introduction to Chapter 3
      • 02. Project Management: Planning and Scheduling
      • 03. Project Management: Project Supervision
      • 04. Project Management Conclusion
      • 05. Risk Management
      • 06. Risk Management Conclusion
  • Management and Finances
    • Chapter 4: Safety and Labor Laws [4 Activities]
      • 01. Chapter 4 Introduction
      • 02. Employment Law
      • 03. Safety: OSHA
      • 04. Chapter 4 Conclusion
    • Chapter 5: Financial Management and State and Federal Tax Laws [6 Activities]
      • 01. Chapter 5 Introduction
      • 02. Financial Management
      • 03. Financial Management Conclusion
      • 04. State and Federal Tax Laws
      • 05. Virginia Lien Law
      • 06. Chapter 5 Conclusion
  • Virginia Regulations
    • Chapter 6: The Board for Contractors and Regulation of Contractors [4 Activities]
      • 01. Introduction to Chapter 6
      • 02. Regulation of Contractors
      • 03. Board Rules and Regulations
      • 04. Chapter 6 Conclusion
    • Chapter 7: Building Codes [4 Activities]
      • 01. Chapter 7 Introduction
      • 02. Part I: Virginia Construction Code
      • 03. Part II: Virginia Existing Building Code
      • 04. Part III: Virginia Maintenance Code
  • Exams
    • Virginia Portion Exam (24 questions)
    • General Portion Exam (50 questions)
    • Advanced Portion Exam (24 questions)
  • Course Completion
    • DPOR Mandatory Questionnaire
    • Certificate of Achievement

Instructor Bio

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Mike Melvin, owner of At Your Pace Online, LLC, is the instructor and industry expert for Virginia Contractor Training courses for Contractors, Electricians, HVAC Technicians, Plumbers and Fuel Gas Fitter tradesman. In addition to his Bachelor of Arts Degree in Business Administration from Ottawa University, Kansas, Mike has owned, operated, and worked for numerous construction companies. Mike's construction experience includes framing, concrete construction, foundations, and roofing. As the current owner and Virginia-approved lead instructor for, he teaches multiple courses pertaining to construction and business. With over fifteen years of experience in the industry, Mike combines his proven understanding of teaching online education with the practical and academic industry knowledge needed by Virginia Tradesman to complete their courses and get back to the job site.

Course Reviews

October 9th, 2019
Great display of materials and helpful on materials.

July 13th, 2019
This course helped me and I appreciated how easy and efficient it was.

April 8th, 2019
The VA Contractor Training team were quick to respond to any questions that I had and were helpful.

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January 5th, 2019
vary simple and complete no problems to complete all the job I like

December 29th, 2018
This course was very thorough and challenging. This was very effective in preparing me for the Contractors exam.

June 22nd, 2018
Excellent and very educative, great!!!

May 15th, 2018
Fantastic program, it refreshed my mind/knowledge. Easy to navegate

May 1st, 2018
Was good.

April 28th, 2018
Learned A lot!

April 8th, 2018
Thank you

March 31st, 2018
I'm glad this is online

March 22nd, 2018
Was very helpful

October 2nd, 2017
Provided a great review. very helpful to be able to review q & a's

August 10th, 2017
A learning experience

May 24th, 2017
This course contain very important information

February 15th, 2017
Very helpful lots of information to aid with decision making.

January 28th, 2017
The course was organized and easy to follow, yet very challenging. I learned a great deal from taking the course.

June 5th, 2019
It would've been nice for it to be offered in English and Spanish. I did appreciate that I was able to retake assessments as many times as I needed in order to pass. The chapters were very informative.

May 2nd, 2019
The lessons were spot on. The practice test had the same exact question more than once. I doubt that was on purpose.

April 25th, 2019
Decent course

July 8th, 2018
The course should not be offered without the books. I ended up doing the upgrade because you will need those references for the test and they would help tremendously with the course quizzes.

June 26th, 2018
I do not know how well prepared I am compared to other courses/programs. I do appreciate that the review of the quizzes gives the chater of the question. I feel this program equipped me to use the NASCLA book expeditiously.

March 15th, 2018
Accessibility to reference material; formulas etc, not readily explained.

May 23rd, 2017
Decent course, needs to be updated in some areas to current.

March 25th, 2017
i think there are 2 incorrect test answers in th quiz 3 that i took

March 24th, 2017
The table on one of the questions in practice test #3 did not load even though when I returned to the page several times (to force it to reload).

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March 6th, 2019
Course should provide more questions at the end of each section to better prepare the student for the practice test.

January 14th, 2019
I would prefer more video instruction.

December 13th, 2018
some quiz were obviously wrong, please check.

May 22nd, 2018
The course was good overall. A lot of the questions on the quizzes did not match up with the book I bought that is supposed to go with my state test.

May 16th, 2018
The course did not cover everything that was on the three quizzes.

July 11th, 2017
More accounting questions on the quizzes than the course prepared me for

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