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This exam is scheduled to change as of the November 3rd to the 2012 Code(s).

Virginia Contractor Class A/B/C License

Licensing Info and Services

License Requirements

Requirements to Obtaining your License

A contractor's license is required in Virginia when the project exceeds $1,000.

Class A Contractor Requirements:
  • Complete 8 Hour Pre-Licensing Course
  • Pass General, Advanced, and Law exams
  • Pass any specialty exams required for your trade
  • If work involves framing, pass the Building Technical Exam
  • Submit an Application to the State
  • Show 5 years experience and a net worth of at least $45,000
Class B Contractor Requirements:
  • Complete 8 Hour Pre-Licensing Course
  • Pass General and Law exams
  • Pass any specialty exams required for your trade
  • If work involves framing, pass the Building Technical Exam
  • Submit an Application to the State
  • Show 3 years experience and a net worth of at least $15,000
Class C Contractor Requirements:
  • Complete 8 Hour Pre-Licensing Course
  • Pass any specialty exams required for your trade
  • Submit an Application to the State
  • Show 2 years experience

Work Under this License

Work that can be Done Under this License

There are three types of Virginia contractor’s licenses: Class A, Class B, and Class C. The licenses are generally based on the monetary limits of projects that your business will be bidding on.

Virginia Class A contractors are unrestricted in the dollar amount of contracts they may complete.

Virginia Class B contractors can perform work on or manage projects up to $120,000 per project or $750,000 yearly.

Virginia Class C contractors can perform work on or manage projects that are greater in value than $1,000 (but not more than $10,000) but not more than $150,000 yearly.

*All Classifications - If you perform any work that involves framing, the Building Technical Exam must also be passed.

Applications for a License

Applying to get your License

Applications for licensure can be obtained from the Virginia Department of Professional and Occupational Regulation State Board for Contractors by calling 1-804-367-8511. Application fees are as follows:

  • Class A: $385
  • Class B: $370
  • Class C: $235

Reciprocity

Reciprocity Agreements

As of this time, there is no reciprocal licensing.

Continuing Education

Continuing Education

All Class A, B, and C Contractor applicants are required to complete an 8 Hour Pre-Licensing Course. We offer this course online. To enroll, click the link at the bottom of this page or call 800-952-0910.

Examination

Exam Details

  • Fees for the exams are $40 for the 1 portion, $72 for 2 portions or $85 for 3 portions.
  • Virginia requires that a specialty exam must be passed in your specific field to obtain a license. These vary depending on the scope of work you are trying to get licensed for.
  • To schedule your exam, contact PSI at 1-800-733-9267.

Virginia Portion (Class A and B)
  • 24 Questions, Time limit of 48 minutes
  • 75% is required to pass
  • Topics on the exam include regulations of contractors; board rules and regulations; building codes; transaction recovery fund; Virginia erosion and sediment control regulations.

General Portion (Class A and B)
  • 50 questions and a time limit of 100 minutes
  • 70% is required to pass
  • Topics on the exam include business organization; estimating and bidding; contract management; project management; risk management; safety; labor laws; financial management; federal and state taxes; and lien laws.

Advanced Portion (Class A only)
  • 24 questions and a time limit of 60 minutes
  • 71% required to pass
  • Topics on the exam include business organization; estimating and bidding; contract management; project management; risk management; safety; labor laws; financial management; federal and state taxes; and lien laws.

References

Books and References for the Exam

The following references are permitted to be taken into the examination. These references may be tabbed (with a permanent index tab) and highlighted. “Virginia Contractor's Guide to Business, Law, and Project Management” is available for purchase from our online contractor’s bookstore. The remainder references are available to print online free of charge.

Exam Review and Education

Exam Review, Training, Education

We offer review for the Virginia Contractor Class A and B license through online practice tests. Our practice tests include over 350 questions and are designed to be the best and most efficient way to prepare you for your business and law examination. Each time you take the practice test, the questions our randomly generated from our database so you never see the same test twice. For more information on our online class, contact our office at 1-800-952-0910 or click here to enroll.

The mandated 8 Hour Pre-Licensing Course is also available online. The fee for the course is $89. The course is completely self-paced. You can take it an hour today, 10 minutes next week, or all in one session. We track your progress for you. After you complete the course, we will inform the state.

Online Practice: $79
8 Hour Required Education: $89

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