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West Virginia Business and Law

This license cannot stand-alone, EXCEPT for those specialty licenses that only require Business and Law. This examination it must be combined with a commercial/general contractor’s license of some type.


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Required Books 

The references listed below are permitted in to the exam and they are available to purchase by calling 800-992-1910 or from our online bookstore.

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Additional Services

  • All Contractors are required by the State to pass this exam. For some limited specialty licenses, this is the only exam required. However, all types of contractor licenses that cover more than one limited area of work require you to pass both the Business and law Exam and a trade exam in order to obtain a license.
  • Licenses requiring ONLY the Business and Law Exam are: Asphalt Contractor, Cable Television, Communication & Sound, Demolition Contractor, Drywall Contractor, Fencing Contractor, Finish Carpentry, Fire Protection (Wet, Dry, or Combined), Floor Covering Contractor, Insulation Contractor, Landscaping Contractor, Low Voltage Systems Contractor, Painting Contractor, Residential Pools Contractor, Roofing Contractor, Siding Contractor, Sign Contractor (Non-Electrical), Underground Transmission Lines, Window Installation Contractor, Other Specialties may be available from the Board.

The Business and Law exam can stand alone for those specialty licenses that only require this exam to be taken.  Only 3 designated specialties may be listed for a Specialty Contractor license.

The Business and Law exam is required  for all major classifications in addition to the specific trade exam.

To apply for this license and to get a complete list of specialty licenses covered under this license contact West Virginia Division of Labor Contractor Licensing Board at (304) 558-7890.

West Virginia Division of Labor
Contractor Licensing Board
State Capital Complex, Bldg. 9, Rm. 749
Charleston, WV 25305


The application fee is $90.00

Important Contacts

To apply for a Contractors license, contact:

West Virginia Division of Labor
Contractor Licensing Board
State Capital Complex, Bldg. 9, Rm. 749
Charleston, WV 25305
To apply for an Electricians License or to schedule for and Electrician's exam, contact:

State Fire Commission
Office of the State Fire Marshal
Regulatory and Licensing Division
1207 Quarrier St. 2nd floor
Charleston, WV 25301
200 Association Drive, Suite 190
Charleston, WV 25311
304-414-0190 Ext.4 (Locally)

The State has no reciprocity agreements for this license.

There is not any continuing education required for this license at this time.

  • Prov administers the exam.
  • The business law exam is an open book timed test with 50 questions and a 3-hour time limit.
  • A score of 70% is required to pass the exam.
  • The exam fee is $51.95
  • Out of state testing is available for $an additional cost (call Prov for locations)
  • To schedule an exam please contact PROV at 866-720-7768

    Exam topics include: Business Organization, Licensing, Estimating and Bidding, Contracts, Project Management, Risk Management, Safety – OSHA, Labor Law, Financial Management, Tax Law and Lien Law.

  • Prov has established testing centers in the following cities: Charleston, Martinsburg, Morgantown and Wheeling.

American Contractors Exam Services holds a 3-hour Contractor Seminar that guarantees that you will pass the West Virginia Business and Law license exam. American Contractors has been holding Seminars to help contractors pass their exam for over 22 years.