How do I become a licensed contractor in Virginia?

How Do I Get My Virginia Contractor License?

  1. #1: Get your Virginia contractor business set up.
  2. #2: Decide on your Virginia contractor license type.
  3. #3: Complete your Virginia contractor pre-license education course.
  4. #4: Pass the Virginia contractor exam.
  5. #5: Submit your completed application to the DPOR.

How do I get a class C contractors license in Virginia?

What is the Virginia Class C Contractor License Process?

  1. Create a business entity.
  2. Decide which license you need (A,B, or C as listed previously).
  3. Take a mandatory 8-Hour pre-license course (required for all license types)
  4. Pass the required exams.
  5. Complete your application and submit to the Board with the appropriate fee.

Do subcontractors need a license in Virginia?

PSA: Performing Construction Work in Virginia Requires a Contractor’s License. However, the risk is great for the unlicensed subcontractor or contractor even where they hold a license from another state. These risks run from non-payment due to a lack of license to the inability to record a mechanic’s lien.

What is a class C contractors license in Virginia?

A Class C Contractor is any contractor that has single contracts from $1,000 or more but less than $10,000 or contracts totaling less than $150,000 over a one-year period. Virginia does not require Continuing Education for the Class C Contractor classification.

Is the Virginia Contractors Exam open book?

Click here to download the VA Board for Contractors Rules and Regulations. This is an open book test.

How much can a contractor ask for up front in Virginia?

A good rule of thumb is an initial deposit of no more than 10% down or $1,000, whichever is less. Unless the job requires custom-made items or special orders, in which case an initial down payment should be no more than 30% of the total value of the contract.

How do I get a Class A Contractors License in Virginia?

Class A Contractor Requirements:

  1. Complete 8 Hour Pre-Licensing Course.
  2. Pass General, Advanced, and Law exams.
  3. Pass any specialty exams required for your trade.
  4. Submit an Application to the State.
  5. Show 5 years experience and a net worth of at least $45,000.