Virginia Landscape Service (LSC) Contractor License

The Landscape Service (LSC) Contractor License allows you to do the following work:

  • Excavation
  • Clearing
  • Grading
  • Construction of retaining walls
  • Placement of landscaping timbers

This specialty may remove stumps and roots below grade.

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

How to apply for a Landscape Service (LSC) Virginia Contractor License?

  1. Have or create a business entity
  2. Select one of the following classes for a qualified employee:
    • Class A - No money restrictions
    • Class B - It is restricted to contracts/projects less than $120,000, with the total amount of all contracts/projects performed in twelve months remaining below $750,000
    • Class C - It is restricted to contracts/projects less than $10,000, with the total amount of all contracts/projects performed in twelve months remaining below $150,000
    • Requirements for Class A, B, and C
      • Be at least 18 years old
      • Be a full-time employee or a manager of the business
      • Complete a board-approved basic business course
      • Receive approval for tests or have been exempt from the exam required by § 54.1-1106 of the Code of Virginia
      • Class A requires a minimum of five years of experience, Class B requires a minimum of three, and Class C requires two years in the classification or specialty selected
      • Disclose the following information about the firm, all members of the responsible management, the designated employee, and the qualified individual for the firm:
        • Submit its 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
        • Provide information on past debt, outstanding tax obligations, defaults on bonds pending, or past bankruptcies for the past 5 years
        • Disclose any monetary penalties, fines, suspensions, revocations, or surrender of a license in connection with disciplinary actions
        • All non-marijuana misdemeanor convictions within 3 years of the date of application
        • All felony convictions during their lifetimes
  3. Pass the Designated Employee Class A/B examination. Class C does not require this examination
  4. Complete a pre-licensure education course that the DPOR provider has approved
  5. Send your application to:
    Department of Professional and Occupational Regulation
    9960 Mayland Drive, Suite 400 Richmond, VA 23233
    (804) 367-851
    This email address is being protected from spambots. You need JavaScript enabled to view it.
  6. Apply and pass the PSI© Landscape Service (LSC) test
    • Apply online in PSI©:
      1. Create an account or sign in
      2. Fill out the information
      3. Schedule and pay the examination
    • If applying by mail, phone, or fax
      1. Fill out the examination registration form
      2. Schedule and send the fee
      3. Send the information to:
        210 E Tropicana - Las Vegas, NV 89121
        (855)340-3910
        Fax (702) 932-2666
  7. Upon approval, expect the application to be sent via mail

Virginia Landscape Service (LSC) Contractor License Exam Prep Courses

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Virginia Landscape Service (LSC) Contractor License Exams

Below is all the information related to the trade and Designated Employee Class A/B exams, including the official reference lists.

Virginia Landscape Service (LSC) Contractor Trade Exam

  • Testing Method: Computer-based testing
  • Testing Company: PSI©
  • Number of Questions: 50
  • Types of Questions: Multiple choice
  • Time Allowed: 120 Minutes
  • Minimum Passing Score: 35 Questions
  • Subjects Involved (No. of Questions):
    • Planning and Estimating (6)
    • Excavation (5)
    • Grading (10)
    • Compaction (4)
    • Drainage (4)
    • Soils (10)
    • Vegetation Removal (1)
    • Retaining Walls (5)
    • Safety (5)
  • PSI© Landscape Service (LSC) Official Content Outline

Virginia Landscape Service (LSC) Contractor Designated Employee Class A/B Exam

  • Testing Method: Open book
  • Testing Company: PSI©
  • Number of Questions: 98
  • Types of Questions: Multiple choice
  • Time Allowed: 208 Minutes
  • Minimum Passing Score:
    Virginia Portion (18 out of 24)
    General Portion (35 out of 50)
    Advanced Portion (17 of 24)
  • Subjects Involved (No. of Questions):
    • Virginia Portion (24)
      • Regulation of Contractors (7)
      • Board Rules and Regulations (5)
      • Building Codes (5)
      • Transaction Recovery Fund (5)
      • Virginia Erosion and Sediment Control Regulations (2)
    • General Portion (50)
      • Business Organization (2)
      • Estimating and Bidding (10)
      • Contract Management (10)
      • Project Management (7)
      • Risk Management (3)
      • Safety (5)
      • Labor Laws (3)
      • Financial Management (5)
      • Federal and State Taxes (4)
      • Lien Laws (1)
    • Advanced Portion (24)
      • Estimating and Bidding (1)
      • Contract Management (4)
      • Project Management (1)
      • Risk Management (2)
      • Safety (2)
      • Labor Laws (4)
      • Financial Management (5)
      • Federal and State Taxes (4)
      • Lien Laws (1)
  • PSI© Designated Employee Class A/B Official Content Outline

Virginia Landscape Service (LSC) Contractor Book Set

This set of books includes all required references for the Landscape Service (LSC) and Designated Employee Class A/B exams. Orders placed before 2 PM are shipped the same day via UPS, and a tracking number is emailed before 3 PM.

  • VIRGINIA LANDSCAPE SERVICE (LSC) - BOOK SET WITHOUT TABS INCLUDES ALL BOOKS FOR TRADE AND BUSINESS EXAMS

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Virginia Landscape Service (LSC) Contractor Exam Books

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Virginia Landscape Service (LSC) Designated Employee Class A/B Exam Books

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