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About Us

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1100 Welborne Dr. Richmond, VA 23229 804-556-5518
On the Northwest Corner of Patterson and Parham

The Best value for Contractor Exam Prep!

  • Our self study programs are designed so that students understand the material quickly with a pass rate of 98%
  • No memorization is required
  • Our staff are experts in contracting and exam development
  • State colleges have praised staff for outstanding instruction

Our Goals

To Educate and prepare contractors to pass the test first try with ease and knowledge of the materials.  Give the best value of materials and instruction so that the material is easily recalled and retrieved.  

No-Fail Guarantee:

We strive to get ready to take all the exams and pass them on the first attempt.  If you follow our method and tab and highlight everything that we guide you through, you are more than likely going to be able to pass the exam on the first attempt.

 However, if you do not pass on the first attempt, we offer a coaching session with you.  You need to send us your pass/fail report from the testing company so that we can determine where you need to focus.

 If you fail on the second attempt, we will offer a more intensive coaching that includes a web screen share session.  We will drill you on the questions, determine where you are lacking and give you instruction from there.

 If you fail on the Third attempt, send us your fail report and we will refund you the amount of the class.  If this class covers several tests, we will prorate the amount for the test(s) that you may not have passed.

 Our students do very well on these tests after taking our class.  Very few struggle with the material after we instruct them on the exams.  If you do, we will help you as much as we can. We have thousands and thousands of happy customers.  We want you to be one too!

State Recognition

Our Tradesmen Continuing Education Classes are fully recognized by the Commonwealth of Virginia, Department of Professional and Occupational Regulation. In fact we were the first vendor to be certified with the state of Virginia Provider Number 2730000001


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Clayton Turner – Principal – Instructor / Program Development

Clayton is a Course Developer and Consultant in the Building and Construction Industry. Since 2001 Clayton has been working with Contractors Institute as a consultant, developer and instructor. His background in IT lends itself well to the delivery of courses to the construction industry.  He is also a Internet Technologist and Marketing Professional.

John McHugh – Principal – Instructor / Program Development

John is lead instructor and develops course material and is lead course developer.  He has many years in the construction industry and brings a wealth of practical hands-on knowledge to the construction trade.

Robert D. Gregory, CPCA, CBO

Virginia Class A Building and Electrical Contractor, Founder and is Vice President of Contractors Institute and has served as general manager of a construction company, supervisor of the Virginia State Building Code, vice-president of National Assessment Institute, and adjunct instructor of building code studies in the Virginia Community College System and is recipient of the Virginia Community College System 2006 Chancellor’s Award for Outstanding Teacher. He has 38 years of experience in construction related activities, is certified in 14 areas of inspection and is a Virginia Master Electrician.  He has authored many books on construction, business practice and regulations.  Bob is a former Marine who served in Vietnam and is a life member of the Disabled American Veterans.


Allison Gregory - Instructor

Alison presents seminars to contractors for the business and law modules. She has experience with exam administration and development and has co-authored numerous books on contracting.  Allison is a former US Army NCO and has an extensive background in briefing and training.