Requirements to Obtaining your License
A General Building Contractors License is required in West Virginia when the project exceeds $1,000.
Work that can be Done Under this License
“General building contractor” means a person whose principal business is in connection with any structures built, being built or to be built for the support, shelter and enclosure of persons, animals, chattels or movable property of any kind, requiring in the construction the use of more than two contractor classifications, or a person who supervises the whole or any part of such construction. This license includes commercial and residential work.
Applying to get your License
Reciprocity is considered on a case by case basis.
There are no requirements for continuing education as of this time.
The following references are permitted to be taken into the examination. These references may be tabbed (with a permanent index tab) and highlighted. They are available for purchase from our online contractor’s bookstore or by calling our office at 1-800-952-0910.