Virginia Elevator/Escalator (EEC) Contractor License

The Elevator/Escalator (EEC) Contractor License allows you to do the following work:

  • Elevators
  • Escalators

A firm holding an EEC license must meet all applicable individual license and certification regulations.

The General, Virginia, and Advanced portions must be passed by the applicant interested in the Class A class type. Class B applicants must complete the General and Virginia portions of the examination. Applicants applying for Class C class type are only required to take a trade exam.

How to Get the Elevator/Escalator (EEC) Contractor’s License in Virginia?

  1. Have a business entity
  2. Choose the desired classification:
    • Class A: No monetary restrictions
    • Class B: Restricted to contracts/projects of less than $120,000, with the total amount of all contracts/projects performed in a twelve-month period remaining below $750,000
    • Class C: Restricted to contracts/projects of less than $10,000, with the total amount of all contracts/projects performed in a twelve-month period remaining below $150,000
  3. Fulfill the classification requirements:
    • Be at least 18 years of age
    • Be a full-time employee or a business manager
    • Complete one of the board-approved basic business courses
    • Obtain approval for the examination or have been exempt from the exam required by § 54.1-1106 of the Code of Virginia
    • For a Class A license, a minimum of five years of experience is required. Class B requires a minimum of three years, and Class C requires two years in the classification or specialty selected
    • Disclose information about the firm, such as the members of the responsible management, the designated employee, and the qualified individual for the firm:
      • Financial information. Excluding any property owned as tenants by the entity, the firm shall state a net worth or equity of $45,000 for Class A, and for Class B, any property with a net worth or equity of $15,000 or more
      • Attach information on past debt, outstanding tax obligations, defaults on bonds pending, or past bankruptcies for the past five years
      • Disclose any monetary penalties, fines, suspensions, revocations, or surrender of a license in connection with disciplinary action
      • Inform all non-marijuana misdemeanor convictions within three years of the date of application
      • Report all felony convictions that ever occurred in life
  4. Complete a pre-licensure education course from one of the DPOR-approved providers. For more information on the pre-approval process, contact the Virginia Board of Contractors:
    • By phone: 804-367-8511
    • By email: This email address is being protected from spambots. You need JavaScript enabled to view it.
  5. Fill out and submit a completed application, as well as an experience verification form and send them to the DPOR with the corresponding fee
  6. Await a response from the department, which can take up to 30 days
  7. Be pre-approved and register for the PSI© exams by mail or online
    • If applying by phone, contact 855-340-3910
    • If applying by mail, send the application along with the required fee to 3210 East Tropicana Las Vegas NV-89121
    • If applying by fax, send the registration form to this number: (702) 932-2666, along with a credit card number and expiration date
  8. Take and pass the trade examination and the Designated Employee A/B exam
  9. If approved, a contractor license will be issued by the DPOR and sent via mail to the address listed on the application

Please note that pre-approval is required, and the examination must be passed in order to acquire this license.

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Virginia Elevator/Escalator (EEC) Contractor License Exam

Below is all the information related to the trade exam, including the official reference list.

Virginia Elevator/Escalator (EEC) Contractor Trade Exam

  • Testing Method: Computer-based testing
  • Testing Company: PSI©
  • Number of Questions: 90
  • Types of Questions: Multiple choice
  • Time Allowed: 210 Minutes
  • Minimum Passing Score: 63 Questions
  • Subjects Involved (No. of Questions):
    • Standards of Practice (3)
    • Standards of Conduct (2)
    • Renewal and Reinstatement (2)
    • Definitions (1)
    • Qualification for Licensure (1)
    • Revocation of Licensure (1)
    • Wire Rope (2)
    • Clearance and Space Limits (8)
    • Electrical (9)
    • Testing (3)
    • Engineering and Inspection (6)
    • Safety Devices (10)
    • Controls (3)
    • Operating Limitations (2)
    • Drive Mechanisms (4)
    • Fire Service (3)
    • Maintenance and Repairs (5)
    • Escalators and Dumbwaiters (2)
    • Emergency Power (2)
    • Accessibility Equipment (8)
    • Elevator Renovation (3)
    • Conveyors (6)
    • Welding (4)
  • PSI© Elevator/Escalator (EEC) Official Content Outline

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