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Virginia has multiple different license Classes and Classifications. Licenses have a Class (Class A, B, or C) and also a Classification (RBC, CBC, CIC, DRY,  etc).

 

The Class determines the per project limit (Class A has no limit, Class B has a $120,000 limit, and Class C has a $10,000 limit), and the Classification determines what type of work can be performed. For example, RBC is for residential building.

 

In Virginia, a license is required for any job over $1,000.


Virginia CBC Commercial Building Contractor (NASCLA)

The Virginia CBC Commercial Building Contractor license allows the builder to bid on, build, or modify any type or size of commercial, industrial, institutional, or modular construction projects.

There are two required exams and one course: the NASCLA commercial trades exam, the Virginia Business Law exam (only for Class A or B), and the 8 hour Pre-License course. Once you pass the NASCLA exam, your passing score can also be used in other states to get commercial GC licenses. For a current list of states that accept NASCLA: Click Here

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Virginia RBC Residential Builder

Residential Building Contractors are those whose contracts include construction, remodeling, repair, improvement, removal, or demolition or real property owned, controlled or leased by another person of dwellings and townhouses, as defined in the USBC, including accessory buildings or structures on such property.

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Virginia CBC Commercial Builder

The Commercial Building Contractor is one whose contracts include construction, remodeling, repair, improvement, removal, or demolition on real property owned, controlled or leased by another person of commercial, industrial, institutional, governmental, and accessory use buildings or structures.

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Virginia CIC Commercial Improvement

The Commercial Improvement Contractor provides services for repair or improvement to structures not defined as dwellings and townhouses in the USBC. The CIC classification does not provide for the construction of new buildings, accessory buildings, electrical, plumbing, HVAC or gas work.

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Virginia Dry Wall Contractor

The Virginia Drywall Contractor license classification covers drywall installation, removal and repair.

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Virginia Business & Law

This exam is required for all Class A and B contractor's licenses. The Virginia Business & Law exam is a three-part exam covering information in 2 books. Class A contractors must pass all three parts (General, Virginia, & Advanced sections), while Class B contractors only need to pass two parts (General & Virginia sections). Class C contractors do not need to take this exam.

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Virginia 8 hour Pre-License Course

The Virginia 8 hour Pre-License course is required of all contractors in Virginia, regardless of class or classification. It is an online course consisting of videos and quizzes that must be completed before applying for the license with DPOR.

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