Virginia Swimming Pool Construction (POL) Contractor License

The Swimming Pool Construction (POL) Contractor License allows you to do in-ground swimming pools:

  • Construction
  • Repair
  • Improvement
  • Removal

The Commercial building contractors (CBC), Residential building contractors (RBC) classifications, and the Recreational facility contracting (RFC) specialty also provide this function.

Class A applicants are required to take and pass the General, Virginia, and Advanced parts. Class B applicants must complete the General and Virginia parts of the examination. For Class C licenses, applicants are only required to pass the trade exam.

How to apply for a Swimming Pool Construction (POL) Virginia Contractor License?

  1. Create or have a business entity
  2. Select one of the following classes for a qualified employee:
    • Class A - No monetary restrictions
    • Class B - It is restricted to contracts/projects less than $120,000, with the total amount of all contracts/projects performed in 12 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 12 months remaining below $150,000
    • Requirements for Class A, B, and C
      • Be at least 18 years of age
      • 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 5 years of experience, Class B requires a minimum of 3, 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 five years
        • Disclose any monetary penalties, fines, suspensions, revocations, or surrender of a license in connection with disciplinary actions
        • All non-marijuana misdemeanor convictions within three 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© Swimming Pool Construction (POL) test
    • Apply online in PSI©:
      1. Sign in or create an account
      2. Fill out the information
      3. Schedule and pay the examination
    • If applying by phone, mail, 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. When the exam is approved, expect the application to be sent via mail

Virginia Swimming Pool Construction (POL) Contractor License Exam Prep Courses

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Virginia Swimming Pool Construction (POL) 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 Swimming Pool Construction (POL) 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):
    • Plan Reading and Estimating (3)
    • Sitework and Excavating (10)
    • Forming and Reinforcing (8)
    • Concrete (10)
    • Shotcrete (10)
    • Pool Equipment, Including ADA (6)
    • Pool Access Safety and Security (3)
  • PSI© Swimming Pool Construction (POL) Official Content Outline

Virginia Swimming Pool Construction (POL) 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 Swimming Pool Construction (POL) Contractor Book Set

This set of books includes all required references for the Swimming Pool Construction (POL) 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 SWIMMING POOL CONSTRUCTION (POL) - BOOK SET WITHOUT TABS INCLUDES ALL BOOKS FOR TRADE AND BUSINESS EXAMS

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Virginia Swimming Pool Construction (POL) Contractor Exam Books

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Virginia Swimming Pool Construction (POL) Designated Employee Class A/B Exam Books

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