In the State of Virginia, contractor licenses are issued to business entities instead of individuals. Suppose your business is trying to engage in the construction, removal, repair, or improvement of facilities on property owned by others. In that case, The Board of Contractors will be in charge of processing your request. Contractor Licenses consist of two parts: choosing the license class type (A, B, or C), which determines the financial worth of contracts/ projects that may be achieved, and the classification/ specialty, which decides what type of work is allowed. The board also licenses merchants, individuals, and firms compromised in residential building energy analysis, which implicates the evaluation of energy consumption and recommendations to enhance energy efficiency.
Virginia Contractors are managed by the Department of Professional and Occupational Regulation (DPOR), an executive branch agency that oversees 18 regulatory boards and programs and their policy boards. The Board for Professional and Occupational Regulation (BPOR) is embodied in practitioners and citizens assigned by the governor. They are responsible for running certain professions and occupations, as decided by the General Assembly. Candidates who preferred Class A must pass the General, Virginia, and advanced segments. Class B aspirants must complete and successfully pass the General and Virginia sections of the examination. And for Class C, candidates are only expected to pass the trade exam.
Class A: Class A contractors perform or manage construction, removal, repair, or improvements when the total value pertained to in a single contract or project is $120,000 or more, or the full value of all such as construction, removal, repair, or improvements embraced by such person within any 12 months is $750,000.
Class B: Class B contractors implement or supervise construction, removal repair, or improvements when the total value related to a single contract or project is $10,000 or more but less than $120,000, or the entire worth of all such as construction, removal, repair or improvements undertaken by such person within any 12 months is $150,000 or more, but less than $750,000.
Class C: Class C contractors fulfill or oversee construction, removal, repair, or improvements when the total worth related to a single contract or project is over $1,000 but less than $10,000 or the total cost of all such construction, removal, repair, or improvements accepted by such person within any 12 months is less than $150,000. The Board must require a master merchants license as a stipulation of licensure for electrical, plumbing and heating, ventilation, and air conditioning contractors.
If you would like to obtain more information on the licensure requirements and process, you may contact the Department of Professional and Occupational Regulations at:
Department of Professional and Occupational Regulations
9960 Mayland Drive, Suite 400
Richmond, VA 23233