VA Business License (Class C) & Residential Building Contractor (RBC) Package

  • 16 Hour Course
  • 4.5
    71 Reviews
  • $289.00

This 8-hour course will fulfill your pre-license education requirement for your Virginia Contractor Business License. It includes the requirements for Class A, B, and C of contractor licenses, and will prepare you for each section of the PSI exam, no matter which license class you are interested in obtaining.

This course includes the following:

  • 2012 IRC textbook
  • Carpentry & Construction textbook
  • Virginia-specific rules and regulations,
  • Tips for the creation and management of your contracting business,
  • General information necessary for a contractor to know,
  • PDF copies of the course content
  • Links to obtain the optional books, and
  • Sample Exams for Class A/B license and RBC license

The Virginia regulations section includes both the rules from the Virginia Board for Contractors and the Virginia Uniform Statewide Building Code. Understanding the rules and regulations that govern contracting in Virginia will help keep you in compliance so that you can run a successful business.

There are many different facets of knowledge necessary to run a contracting business, and this information will take up a good chunk of the course. The management of a company is split into sections; for example, organizational and financial management are covered in separate sections to better understand each. Learning how to create and manage a well-run contracting business will lessen problems in the long run and give your company a good reputation, saving you both time and money.

General information includes the topics of estimating, bidding, contracts, and liens, among others. You may think this information is unnecessary, or that you already know and understand the contracting industry, but refreshing your memory will assist you in the PSI exam and your daily work. You may even learn something you didn't know before.

With the RBC specialty you can cut into walls, tear them down or move them. You can expand the footprint of a floor plan or build additions of any size. The RBC allows you to work on any part of the dwelling, from the foundation to the roof.

  • Approved By: Department of Professional and Occupational Regulation

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

71 Reviews
  • March 26th, 2019 -

    Great course very informative

  • March 23rd, 2019 -

    Love the information I have learned!

  • February 1st, 2019 -

    I hope this quiz is similar to the test

  • September 18th, 2018 -

    Very informative and educational.

  • July 7th, 2018 -

    Encountered several typos which caused some initial confusion but overall good course.

  • October 26th, 2017 -

    To much content not enough class material on residential it was like beating it in my head with a shovel lol but very convenient though

  • October 8th, 2017 -

    The course was good, though I did find a couple contradictions from the texts

  • May 14th, 2017 -

    Course takes you through in a very organized way. From start to finish.

  • May 1st, 2017 -

    Excellent.Learning a lot.Very beneficial.

  • April 9th, 2017 -

    It was extremely well put together.

  • February 27th, 2017 -

    This course was very helpful and informative.

  • February 20th, 2017 -

    This was a very easy course to use

  • February 16th, 2017 -

    Was very pleased

  • February 8th, 2017 -

    Course was awesome and would recommend anyone to buy this course

  • March 24th, 2019 -

    Would like a PDF print out of the course material.

  • October 28th, 2018 -

    There were some questions with misspelled words that made it hard to understand what the question was asking. Other then that it was a good teaching tool. the videos where a good idea as well as a good teaching tool.

  • October 23rd, 2018 -

    This is a very self-directed course. Could be more comprehensive leading up to the online test if previous quizzes incorporated more IRC Code questions. Otherwise, this was a solid course.

  • September 27th, 2018 -

    Great course but there are some questions that need to be edited and proof read. Also the fact that I had to check every answer as I went on the final was annoying but it was good overall.

  • June 27th, 2018 -

    Easy to understand although there were some typos here and there. Also some questions were sourced from Grainger. Not sure how i was supposed to know any of that with the books that were included with the course. 8/10 all around though. Great customer support.

  • August 29th, 2017 -

    I will first say that I did learn a great deal by taking this course. It was a good knowledge review, and the Glencoe book was a solid self-paced teaching aid. However, the IRC specs were 50% of the practice test, and that should be incorporated into each learning/study section, along with subject matter from the Glencoe book. The IRC is the bible reference when checking structure and system code requirements, and will surely assist in getting the job done correctly, but an overload to know for exam purposes if not part of the curriculum.

  • August 3rd, 2017 -

    Some of the information on the quiz did not match the information in the IRC book

  • July 1st, 2017 -

    Happy with the course, it's a great help

  • March 6th, 2017 -

    Really good course. Wish there was a bit more mention of the IRC code book prior to taking the test. Otherwise well done.

  • August 15th, 2019 -

    video or voice reading recap after each lesson of the course would be a great addition improving the memorizing process

  • July 3rd, 2018 -

    There is no way to check the reviews for the book that is provided with the course. This makes it frustrating for someone who is really interested in their craft.

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