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Virginia Underground Utility and Excavation Contractor

Virginia Underground Utility and Excavation Contractor

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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.

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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.)

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.

Underground Utility and Excavating Contractor means the service that provides for the construction, repair, improvement, or removal of main sanitary sewer collection systems, main water distribution systems, storm sewer collection systems, and the continuation of utility lines from the main systems to a point of termination up to and including the meter location for the individual occupancy, sewer collection systems at property line, or residential or single-occupancy commercial properties, or on multi-occupancy properties at manhole or wye lateral extend to an invert elevation as engineered to accommodate future building sewers, water distribution systems, or storm sewer collection systems at storm sewer structures. This specialty may install empty underground conduits in rights-of-way, easements, platted rights-of-way in new site development, and sleeves for parking lot crossings if each conduit system does not include installation of any conductor wiring or connection to an energized electrical system. The H/H classification also provides for this function.

Department of Professional and Occupational Regulation
9960 Mayland Drive
Suite 400
Richmond, Virginia 23233
(804)367-8511
http://www.dpor.virginia.gov/


Virginia currently does not have reciprocity with any state for this classification
Virginia currently does NOT require Continuing Education for this classification

The Underground Utility & Excavation Contractor exam is administered by PSI. It is a 50 question, multiple choice, open-book exam with a 120 minute time limit.

70% is required to pass. (35 correct)

Subject areas include: Materials & Installation, Earthwork, Surface Repair, VA811 Utility Rules & Regulations, Electrical Conduit Code Requirements, Sanitary and Water Piping Code Requirements and Safety.

American Contractors is developing a seminar to prepare for the Virginia Underground Utility & Excavation 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.