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Virginia 8-Hour Pre-Licensing Course

This course is required for all contractors applying for initial licensure (for an entity that is not currently licensed).

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Effective August 21, 2006, the Designated Employee or a member of Responsible Management of all contractors applying for initial licensure (for an entity that is not currently licensed) must successfully complete an 8-hour business class approved by the Board for Contractors.

This applies to Class-A, Class-B & Class-C Contractors. (Please note that individuals applying for a Class C license; A Owner/Officer/Partner of the Company must be the person to take the required 8-hour Business Course required by the Board.)

This course is required for all contractors applying for initial licensure (for an entity that is not currently licensed).

There is not an initial application needed, before passing the required Pre-Licensing Course.

Once you have successfully completed an 8 hour business course contact: Department of Professional and Occupational Regulation at (804) 367-8511

Important Contacts

To apply for a license, contact:

Department of Professional and Occupational Regulation
9960 Mayland Drive
Suite 400
Richmond, Virginia 23233
(804)367-8511
Virginia exams are given by:

PSI Licensure: Certification
ATTN: Exam Registration
Daniel Building
3805 Cutshaw Ave., Suite 310
Richmond, VA 23230
(800) 733-9267
For Tradesman Testing Approval, completed applications should be sent to:
Board for Contractors
9960 Mayland Drive, Suite 400
Richmond, VA 23233

For more information, visit the website:

There is no reciprocity for this Pre-Licensing course.

Since this is a Pre-Licensing requirement, there are no Continuing Education requirements associated with it.

There is no examamination required. Upon completion of this Pre-Licensing course, you will receive a certificate. American Contractors will submit your successful completion to the DPOR in Richmond. You will need to send a copy of this certificate with your completed license application.

The Pre-Licensing course content is as follows:

 An Overview of Financial Statements

  • The Balance Sheet
  • The Income Statement
  • The Statement of Cash Flows
  • Realizing the Relationship between Statements
  • Calculations for Bids
  • Margin versus Markup
  • Overhead and Profit Margins
  • Labor Laws
  • Lien Laws
  • Licensing Laws of Virginia
  • Fair Labor Standards Act
  • Virginia's Payment of Wage Law
  • Students will leave this course with a better understanding of Virginia's expectations of its contractors and a Certification stating they have met the State Licensing Board requirements.

  • American Contractors offers an 8-hour pre-licensing course, "Key Elements for Successful Contractors", that satisfies Virginia's requirements for persons wishing to become licensed contractors and has been approved by the Board for Contractors.