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Virginia
Contractor Business and Law
(Class A & B)

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Commonwealth of Virginia
DPOR Board of Contractors

9960 Mayland Drive, Suite 400
Richmond, VA  23233
(804) 367-8511

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PSI Licensure: Certification
3210 E. Tropicana
Las Vegas, NV  89121
Phone:  (800) 733-9267

Exam Type

OPEN  BOOK

Exam Content

Part 1 - Virginia Portion
Subject Areas# of
Questions
Regulation of Contractors7
Board Rules and Regulations5
Building Codes5
Transaction Recovery Fund5
Virginia Erosion and Sediment Control Regulations1
Total number of test questions:
24
Time allowed (minutes):
48
Part 2 - General Portion
Subject Areas# of
Questions
Business Organization2
Estimating and Bidding10
Contract Management10
Project Management7
Risk Management3
Safety5
Labor Laws3
Financial Management5
Federal and State Taxes4
Lien Laws1
Total number of test questions:
50
Time allowed (minutes):
100
Part 3 - Advanced Portion
Subject Areas# of
Questions
Estimating and Bidding1
Contract Management4
Project Management1
Risk Management2
Safety2
Labor Laws4
Financial Management5
Federal and State Taxes4
Lien Laws1
Total number of test questions:
24
Time allowed (minutes):
60

Books Allowed in the Exam

1.
NASCLA Contractor's Guide to Business, Law, and Project Management, Virginia 8th Edition, NASCLA
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2.
Virginia Uniform Statewide Building Code (Part 1), 2012, USBC
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NOTE:  The NASCLA Business and Project Management for Contractors reference contains all of the information needed for responding to the questions on the General and Advanced portions of the Contractor examination, and, along with the Virginia Uniform State Building Code, all of the information needed for the Virginia portion of the examination.

Alternative References

1.
Virginia DPOR Rules and Regulations, Title 54.1, Chapter 11 - Regulation of Contractors
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2.
VA Erosion and Sediment Control Law, Regulations and Certification Regulation
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3.
VA Underground Utility Damage Prevention Act, Title 56, Chapter 10.3
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4.
Handy Reference Guide to the Fair Labor Standards Act, USDOL
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5.
Circular E, Employer‘s Tax Guide, IRS
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6.
Virginia Mechanics‘ Lien Law, Title 43, Chapter 1, Code of Virginia
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7.
Virginia Employment Commission Employer Handbook, Virginia Employment Commission
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8.
Virginia Right to Work Law, Virginia Code of Laws 40.1-58 through 40.1-69
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9.
OSHA Form Number 300 - Log and Summary of Occupational Injuries and Illnesses, USDOL
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10.
VA Workers‘ Compensation Act, Title 65.1, Virginia Workers' Compensation Commission
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11.
Form I-9, Employment Eligibility Verification, IRS
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12.
Code of Federal Regulations, 29 CFR 1904 (OSHA Recordkeeping), USDOL
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13.
Code of Federal Regulations, 29 CFR 1926 (OSHA), USDOL
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14.
Builders Guide to Accounting, Revised Edition
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15.
Construction Contracting, 8th Edition, Clough, Sears
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16.
VA Job Safety and Health Protection Poster, VADOL
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