VA Business License (Class A/B) Deluxe


8 Hour Course

Course ID: 2731003329

Approved By: Department of Professional and Occupational Regulation

459 Reviews

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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. This Deluxe course provides you with the primary book you will need for your open-book PSI exam and a pdf copy of the course. Your book will be shipped to you in 3-5 business days.

This Course Includes:

  • NASCLA contractors guide book
  • Part 1 - Virginia Portion (Rules and Regulations)
  • Part 2 - General Portion
  • Part 3 - Advanced Portion
  • PDFs copies of the course content
  • 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
    • Course Content
  • 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
    • Course Content
  • 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
    • Course Content
  • 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

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September 24th, 2019
I like not being rushed

September 19th, 2019
I would have appreciated audio or video content. But it was good.

September 15th, 2019
I carry a license to practice Architecture in Virginia and have run a successful firm since 2006. The highest praise I can give is that I firmly believe after taking this course that all architects should have to take a similar course before obtaining a license. The A.R.E does not cover most of what this course does.

August 26th, 2019
Fast & informative!

August 23rd, 2019
Great course!

August 22nd, 2019
Very informational and easy to use. Loved the format.

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August 9th, 2019
Very informative

June 12th, 2019
It was a good course and easy to follow.

June 11th, 2019
Good info, easy to follow. Picked up some valuable information that I hadn't know previously.

June 2nd, 2019
Very easy to read and follow.

June 1st, 2019
Good pretesting

May 11th, 2019
Very informative course, I learned a lot of important knowledge

April 24th, 2019
Good info available at anytime

April 21st, 2019
Very informative.

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March 12th, 2019
This coarse was well put together and I liked how I was able to complete the coarse at my own pace.

March 11th, 2019
very informitive, hope i pass the test

March 10th, 2019
Great course filled with information and user friendly!

February 17th, 2019
The course was very informative and have all the information that a contractor need. Add more graphics or pictures will make the course more easy to understand.

February 13th, 2019
very thorough

February 9th, 2019
Good and informative, lots to review

January 23rd, 2019
Great product

January 22nd, 2019
Straight forward and pretty easy. Just keep taking the quizzes until you get 100s. And then take them a few more times.

January 20th, 2019
a lot of information , great to know, when going in business to cover you and your business.

January 19th, 2019
Subject matter was very well presented

December 3rd, 2018
Very Intuitive and thorough.

September 17th, 2018
tough course!

September 12th, 2018
Process was very simple to use. Doing this at your own pace was perfect. Some questions were in line and not really set up as a trick question as some tests are structured.

August 21st, 2018
Informative and easy to navigate

July 25th, 2018
Easy to use and helpful.

June 2nd, 2018
I have been in this business for a long time and was surprised to learn things i have not used before and will use now.

May 24th, 2018
Practice Tests were helpful , Good course

May 20th, 2018
it was great knowledge

April 5th, 2018
excellent prep course

March 30th, 2018
I love this course

January 31st, 2018
Course provided great information. The NASCLA guide is great tool to use for training as well as running your business!

January 26th, 2018
Really great course, challenged me in a few spots of the quiz but I learned some new info so happy about that.

January 21st, 2018
Lots of great information

January 16th, 2018
very comprehensive

August 26th, 2017
excellent course . i will recomned

July 29th, 2017
Very Beneficial

July 11th, 2017
Great information. Practice tests were very helpful in passing exam.

April 25th, 2017
well done

March 13th, 2017
I will let you know after I pass the exam!

February 18th, 2017
This was a very easy and convenient way to prepare for the test.

February 7th, 2017
this helps a lot to bring you up to date with all rules and regulations

January 20th, 2017
I found the course pretty diverse and informative, well put together and will recommend it to anyone attempting to get their contractors license

August 13th, 2019
A lot of info

August 5th, 2019
Helped with a lot of information

July 15th, 2019
Would be better if short informative videos and examples are added on this course.

May 11th, 2019
I would increase the number of questions throughout. The questions are the key to success.

March 26th, 2019
you should be able to pick up where you left off if you stop and start. I could not figure it out if it was available

March 23rd, 2019
Some typos

March 13th, 2019
I think the course is very good, however, I learn better if I have audio training vs. just written instruction. Would have loved audio to go along with the written text.

February 21st, 2019
there was a lot left out of the course that was is the practice exams.

February 18th, 2019
Many but not nearly all of the questions on the practice exams covered in the course.

February 13th, 2019
Would provide information where to look and how to answer those I got wrong on the quizzes.

February 13th, 2019
Training was fell developed, insightful and to the point.

January 26th, 2019
Very good course.

November 29th, 2018
Some trouble loading certain sections. Minor spelling mistakes. The practice tests were very helpful, but they should make it clear you need the book to take them. Overall a great experience.

September 9th, 2018
Too long

August 23rd, 2018
A few mistake in the test including ACP question

August 21st, 2018
re read your practice test. 1 question about depreciation is either worded badly or marking correct answer wrong. Another had some messed up wording or incorrectly spelled words.

August 3rd, 2018
Good reference materials and practice quizs

July 21st, 2018
Those videos are a waste of time and should be left out.

June 29th, 2018
Simple to follow

March 24th, 2018
The videos at the end of each section were useless. All they did was read to me the summary slide that I had just read.

March 19th, 2018
Material covered did not cover much of the practice quiz. I felt ill equipped when taking them for the first time. This was most noticed on quiz 1.

December 21st, 2017
The study material needs to be direct with the exam.. There was several items on the test that wasn't on the study material

December 13th, 2017
don't think the slides covered all the info needed to pass practice quizes

August 19th, 2017
Need to spend more time on accounting and financial items if this many questions on the quiz will occur

July 27th, 2017
need to clarify the the 1 is an I on the I9 vs 1099 ? it looks like a trick otherwise very well done

July 10th, 2017
I have yet to take the test, so I don't know the outcome. However the course was challenging and supportive. There are a few ambiguities that I believe will help the overall course with regard to practice test questions.

April 18th, 2017
very educational and helped me remember some things i had forgot

March 20th, 2017
Course is fine. I believe the content should be updated as questions that are asked are not info that business owners or anyone would always know the answer to

February 10th, 2017
This course was difficult in that the questions on the tests were not covered amply during the sessions. Most of the questions involved material not covered in the class and required extensive book research.

January 20th, 2017
This is a good class. The book helps a lot

July 14th, 2019
More automation would make the class more easier to follow.

February 24th, 2019
online course content did not prepare me for the practice tests.

February 13th, 2019
some of the testing content was not discussed. also the 8 hour course should follow the book so we can find content applicable

January 10th, 2019
Many of the questions on the quiz are not apparent in the NASCLA book. Reviewing them in more detail in the sections would be helpful to passing the quizzes at the end of the course.

December 31st, 2018
The course was very easy to follow but the quizzes at the end of the whole thing were way too hard and not accurately representative of the course itself. The answers to numerous questions were not found in my book, nor in the lessons. There are far too many mathematical questions as well. I wanted to be tested on what I actually read about. I'm a straight A student and had trouble with this.

November 20th, 2018
The material slides were acceptable, the video content was very poor, the quizzes asked questions not given in the slides, the first two quines did not give reference where the questions came from or the answers were located. Like a sucker punch.

July 10th, 2018
Questions are a bit confusing and not taken straight from book.

June 21st, 2018
Some questions on quizzes were very vague. Wording was difficult to understand on some.

May 24th, 2018
A lot of information missing from the slides that was in the quizzes.

May 2nd, 2018
several questions had no wrong answer. a couple of the given answers were not fully supported by nascla book (other answers had better support) example; question 4 on the 2nd or 3rd quiz. each possible answer is correct and none of them is more correct than the others. A,B,C,and D, are all listed under "DETERMINING ESTIMATED COST" on pages 7-3 and 7-4 of the nascla book

April 8th, 2018
Some of the questions have the wrong answers marked correct according to your book.

August 19th, 2017
contractor guide book is very difficult to find information in; things are not categorized well.

August 16th, 2017
Course lessons too easy in comparison to the practice quiz questions. Quiz questions were much more difficult than the lessons.

March 18th, 2017
Many of the Quiz questions were not covered in the on line course material.

March 10th, 2017
Test questions were confusing, didn't match the content in the book or had duplicate right answers.

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