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Virginia Finish Carpentry Contractor

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.


As of 8/21/06, 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.)


Effective December 1, 2012, contractors will be required to take technical exams for the specialties they put on their license. This applies to Class A, B and C licenses. Contact the Virginia Board for Contractors for more information.


Virginia Finish Carpentry Contracting means the service that provides for the installation, repair, and finishing of cabinets, sash casing, door casing, wooden flooring, baseboards, countertops, and other millwork.  Finish carpentry does not include the installation of ceramic tile, marble, and artificial or cultured stone.  The RBC and CBC classifications and the HIC and CIC specialties also provide for this function.

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Required Books 

The references below were used to create the exam questions and may be taken into the exam. The exam may also contain questions based on trade knowledge, or general industry practices. You may use any edition of the references and Code books as they become available, however for Code questions, the exam will be based only on the edition specified.

Two (2) of the listed references are out of print from the publisher but available through Amazon:

Finish Carpenter's Manual, 1993

The Complete Illustrated Guide to Furniture and Cabinet Construction, 2001


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Additional Services

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.

As of 8/21/06, 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.)

Effective December 1, 2012, contractors will be required to take technical exams for the specialties they put on their license. This applies to Class A, B and C licenses. Contact the Virginia Board for Contractors for more information.

Virginia Finish Carpentry Contracting means the service that provides for the installation, repair, and finishing of cabinets, sash casing, door casing, wooden flooring, baseboards, countertops, and other millwork.  Finish carpentry does not include the installation of ceramic tile, marble, and artificial or cultured stone.  The RBC and CBC classifications and the HIC and CIC specialties also provide for this function.

To apply for a license, contact:

Department of Professional and Occupational Regulation

9960 Mayland Drive, Suite 400

Richmond, Virginia 23233

(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:
Virginia currently does not have reciprocity for this classification.

Virginia currently does not require continuing education for this classification.

The Virginia Finish Carpentry Contractor exam is administered by PSI. It is a 30 question, multiple choice, open-book exam with a 60 minute time limit.

70% is required to pass. (21 correct)

Subject areas include: Fabrication, Installation, Materials, Finishing, Hand Tools, Safety, Machines, and Plans and Estimating.

American Contractors is developing a 1-day seminar to prepare for the Virginia Finish Carpentry Contractor. We also offer seminar preparation for the Class A & Class B exams as well as the required 8-hr Pre-Licensing course. Please contact us for more information.