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Virginia Class A or Class B Contractor Review

This license sets the monetary limit for which you will be allowed to bid and complete projects. It covers all specialty categories in which the job would be over $120,000.00 for class A, or for jobs $10,000.00 up to $120,000.00 for class B. This license covers many specialty categories excluding Building Construction.

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NOTICE: Effective March 1, 2016, all Contractor Specialty examinations will require pre-approval from DPOR prior to taking the examination. For more information please contact the Board for Contractors Licensing Section directly at (804) 367-8511.

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.)

  • Class A license is needed if a single project has a minimum value equaling $120,000.00, and total annual projects equaling greater than $750,000.00.
  • Class A contractors must have a minimum of 5 years experience, and provide name and addresse of 1 individual that can attest to the satisfactory completion of building, home improvement, or commercial improvement projects.
  • Class A contractors must show a minimum net worth of $45,000.00.
     
  • Class B contractors must have a single project value equaling at least $10,000.00, but not more than $120,000.00. Total annual projects must equal a minimum of $150,000.00 but less than $750,000.00.
  • Class B contractors must have a least 3 years of experience, and provide name and addresse of 1 individual  that can attest to the satisfactory completion of building, home improvement, or commercial improvement projects.
  • Class B Contractors are required to show a minimum net worth of $15,000.00.

This license sets the monetary limit for which you will be allowed to bid and complete projects. It covers all specialty categories in which the job would be over $120,000.00 for class A, or for jobs $10,000.00 up to $120,000.00 for class B.  This license covers many specialty categories excluding Building Construction. Contact customer service at 800-992-1910 for more information.

To apply for licensure please contact the Department of Professional and Occupational Regulation at 804-367-8511

Licenses belong to the business.  A person can take the exam and pass and qualify his or her business.  If they purchase a second business, they do not have to test, but they must submit a new application for the new business.

The Licensing Fees follow:

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

    Virginia has no reciprocal agreements for this license at this time.

    Virginia currently does not require Continuing Education for this classification.

     

    • The test is administered by PSI.
    • The exam is multiple choice, timed and open-book.
    • Class A contractors are required to pass a 3-part exam.
    • Virginia Portion, 24 questions, 48 Minutes to complete this portion you will need to get 18 correct for a passing score.
    • Exam contents for this portion include: Regulation of Contractors, Board Rules and Regulations, Building Codes, Transaction Recovery Fund and Virginia Erosion and Sediment Control Regulations.
    • General portion, 50 questions, 100 Minutes to complete this portion you will need to get 35 correct for a passing score.

      Exam contents for this portion 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, 24 questions, 60 Minutes to complete this portion you will need to get 17 correct for a passing score.

      Exam contents for this portion include: Estimating and Bidding, Contract Management, Project Management, Risk Management, Safety, Labor Laws, Financial Management, Federal and State Taxes and Lien Laws.

    Class B contractors will only need to pass the General and Virginia portions.

    • The cost of the exam depends on the number of portions being taken

      Exam Fees:(paid directly to PSI)

      $40.00 One Portion

      $72.00 Two Portions

      $85.00 Three Portions

      $85.00 QI SPecialty Exam

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    American Contractors offers a 1-day seminar to prepare for the Virginia Class A or Class B Contractor License Exam. American Contractors has been holding Seminars to help contractors pass their exam for over 22 years.