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West Virginia Contractor License

West Virginia contractors are regulated by the West Virginia Contractor Licensing Board through the Division of Labor. The Office of Environmental Health Services (OEHS) and the Department of Environmental Protection (DEP) are in charge of regulating some specialty licenses.

The Board had partnered with ProV© for testing purposes, but starting November 1st, 2022, PSI© will be taking over the testing process.

The state of West Virginia currently holds reciprocity agreements with the following states:

Select any license below to view its requirements, exams, books, and classes.

Business and Law

Examination covering the fundamental management abilities required to run a construction business

Accessibility Technician

Accessibility equipment work

Apprentice Electrician

Helper-level electrical work under direct supervision

Asbestos Removal (Specialty 062)

Removal of asbestos, preparation of the work site, and placing and removal of equipment and structures from the site

Asphalt (Specialty 006)

Perform work on asphalt and blacktop

Cable (Specialty 020)

Work on conductors to transmit telecommunication signals or electric power from one place to another

Cable Television (Specialty 068)

Perform cable television installation

Carpet Installation (Specialty 051)

Perform carpet installation work

Caulking (Specialty 018)

Sealing of joints or seams against leakage in structures

Ceilings (Specialty 084)

Work on acoustical and suspended ceiling tile, as well as drop ceilings

Class A Electrical Inspector

Perform basic electrical inspections on one- and two-family dwellings only

Class B Electrical Inspector

Perform electrical inspections on all structures, including one- and two-family dwellings

Class C Electrical Inspector

Electrical inspectors can work on plan reviews and do inspections on all structures, which include one- and two-family dwellings

Communication & Sound (Specialty 019)

Work on cell towers, communication networks, fiber optics, intercom systems, and conduits for private phone lines

Concrete (Specialty 007)

May work installing, repairing, and reinforcing concrete

Crane (Specialty 037)

Erect tower crane only

Decks (Specialty 083)

Perform work on boat docks, decks, and porches

Demolition (Specialty 016)

Take part in demolitions, railroad track, and storage tank removal

Doors (Specialty 017)

Perform door and garage door installation

Drilling (Specialty 036)

Work on drilling, grouting, deep foundation, drilling, and directional drilling

Drywall (Specialty 001)

Carry out work on drywall, gypsum board, plastering, and steel wall partition

Electrical

Install, repair, erect or alter electrical equipment

Electrical Inspector Certification

Perform electrical inspections

Elevator Apprentice

Work under the supervision of a certified Elevator Mechanic

Elevator Mechanic

Construct, install, erect, maintain and repair elevators

Engineered Fire Suppression System Installer

Set up, extend, maintain, or repair agent suppression systems

Engineered Fire Suppression System Technician

Upkeep and/or repair agent suppression systems

Environmental/Hazardous Waste (Specialty 079)

Work on fields involving lead abatement, hazardous waste, and storage tank removal

Excavation (Specialty 002)

Install, repair, and alter earth material

Fencing (Specialty 023)

Install and work on fences, including wood and chain link fences

Finished Carpentry (Specialty 058)

Conduct work on finished carpentry doors, windows, interior finish work, and stairs cabinetry

Fire Protection Layout Technician

Design fire protection systems following engineering documents

Floor Covering (Specialty 027)

Perform work on vinyl floor

Foundation Support Systems (Specialty 089)

Perform foundation repair that includes wall anchors and waterproofing

General Building

Direct work with built structures for the support, shelter, and enclosure of persons, animals, chattels, or movable property

General Engineering

Carry out engineering and construction projects, both public and private, as well as post-work activities

Glass & Glazing (Specialty 082)

Perform glass and glazing work on buildings' fixed openings

Gutters (Specialty 030)

Perform work on gutters, both in stick-built and modular constructions

Heating, Ventilating And Cooling

Install, repair, or service HVAC systems to heat or cool commercial and residential structures

Highway Striping (Specialty 031)

Work on asphalt striping and paint lines on roads or other surfaces

Home Inspector Certification

Perform home inspection and create reports

HVAC Residential Technician

Test, maintain, repair, and install residential HVAC systems

HVAC Technician

Test, maintain, and install residential and nonresidential HVAC systems

HVAC Technician in Training

Work on HVAC systems under direct supervision

Insulation (Specialty 026)

Perform insulation work

Journeyman Electrician

Install wires, conduits, equipment, apparatus, and fixtures

Journeyman Plumber

Instruct and supervise a Plumber in Training

Journeyman Sprinkler Fitter

Instruct and oversee fire protection tasks based on work experience with fire protection systems

Landscaping (Specialty 003)

Perform work on decorative, concrete, and retaining walls; may also plant trees on construction projects

Land Clearing (Specialty 024)

Work on land clearing for residential, commercial, highway, and mining projects

Limited Technician

Perform work on a historic resort hotel

Limited Use/limited Application Elevator Endorsement

Allows working on a power elevator limited by capacity, size, speed, and rise

Locksmith (Specialty 060)

Perform locksmith work

Low Voltage Systems (Under 50 Volts) (Specialty 012)

Work on alarm systems, fiber optics, intercom systems, and cell towers, among others

Manufactured Home Dealer

Lease, distribute, or accept consignment manufactured homes

Manufactured Home Distributor

Sale and distribution of manufactured homes for resale

Manufactured Home Installation (Specialty 013)

Work on manufactured homes, foundation systems, gutters, mobile home anchoring, and site preparation

Manufactured Home Manufacturer

Fabricate or assemble manufactured homes

Masonry (Specialty 004)

Install brick, stone, concrete block, marble, and slate, among others

Master Electrician

Design electrical systems, supervise and instruct workers

Master Plumber

Install, maintain and alter piping, water and gas piping, plumbing fixtures and appliances

Multifamily

Construct, repair, or improve multifamily residential structures

Painting (Specialty 015)

Perform painting work

Piping

Installation of boilers, pressure vessels, and piping systems that fall under the power plants, air, oil, and gasoline categories

Plastering (Specialty 035)

Implement processes related to plastering, its elements, technique, and application

Plumber in Training

Trainee with interest, aptitude, and basic knowledge in the field but who cannot carry out plumbing work on their own

Plumbing

Installation, maintenance, alteration, and extension of plumbing fixtures, appliances, and appurtenances, as well as venting and water supply systems

Portable Fire Extinguisher Technician

Install, care for, fix, and certify portable fire extinguishers per NFPA 10 regulations

Pre-Engineered Fire Suppression System Installer

Install, upgrade, extend, or fix agent suppression systems

Pre-Engineered Fire Suppression System Technician

Maintain and/or repair agent suppression systems

Pressure Washing/Sandblasting (Specialty 053)

Practices involving the use of pressure washing and sandblasting (block or brick units)

Private Inspector

Inspect elevators in the State of West Virginia by possessing a valid certificate of competence

Reciprocal Journeyman

Licensed Journeyman (outside the State of West Virginia) who intends to execute their tasks in the territory by reciprocity means

Reciprocal Master

Licensed Master (by a State or Jurisdiction) who wishes to perform their regular activities in West Virginia through a reciprocal agreement

Reciprocal Specialty Electrician

Licensed Specialty Electrician (in a jurisdiction other than West Virginia) who aspires to take on trade tasks in this State under reciprocity terms

Remodeling & Repair (Specialty 005)

Modify and repair existing manufactured homes in accordance with the Housing and Urban Development Code

Residential

Construction, repair, or improvement of real estate used for, or intended for, residential occupancy

Residential Pools (Specialty 008)

Participate in projects involving residential swimming pools on private land, whether they are indoor or outdoor

Roofing (Specialty 010)

Offer roofing services and take part in the process of creating wood shakes

Septic & Sewer Systems (Specialty 063)

Work with septic and sewer tank systems on a commercial and/or residential level

Sheet Metal (Specialty 025)

Tasks involving sheet metal, sheet metal rolling, working ducts, and pipe insulation

Siding (Specialty 009)

Execution of siding activities, which may also include vinyl siding

Sign Installation (No Electrical) (Specialty 054)

Installation, alteration, repair, service, and modification of non-electrical signs and billboards

Soil Stabilization (Specialty 088)

Soil stabilization (rock slide) that does not imply heavy excavation

Specialty

Participate in specialty contracting activities that do not substantially fit under the purview of pre-established contractor classifications

Specialty Electrician

Carry out specialized electrical work under a specific field or work area

Specialty Elevator Electrician (SP-EL)

Maintain, install and repair electrical wiring on elevator systems

Specialty Low Voltage Electrician (SP-LV)

Repair, install, or maintain low-voltage wiring

Specialty Plumbing, Heating and Air Conditioning Electrician (SP-PH)

Install, maintain or repair plumbing, electric, and heating and air conditioning systems

Specialty Electric Sign Electrician (SP-ES)

Repair or install electric wiring or devices

Specialty Single Family Residential Dwelling Electrician (SP-SDF)

Perform installations and repairments only on electrical wiring and devices that are in or on a single-family residential dwelling

Sprinkler & Fire Protection (Specialty 014)

Install, repair, maintain, and conduct incidental work on fire suppression methods, including chemical and water sprinkler systems

Storage Tank Removal (Specialty 061)

Work on underground storage tank removal

Structural Steel Erection (Specialty 011)

Execute structural steel erection for walkways (expanded metal) and pallet racks (shelving)

Stucco (Specialty 087)

Specialize in tasks and activities that involve the handling of stucco

Temporary Journeyman

Aboveground hands-on electrical work while waiting for the next West Virginia Journeyman Electrician license examination date

Temporary Master

Undertake aboveground hands-on electrical work while awaiting the next examination date for the West Virginia Master Electrician license

Transporter Only

Transport manufactured homes onto public roads to an occupation site

Tile Installation (Specialty 086)

Conduct ceramic and resilient tile installations

Utilities (Sewer & Water) (Specialty 021)

Undertake water and sewer line installation and post-work on private projects for both commercial and residential premises

Water Well Drilling (Specialty 064)

Perform water well drilling activities

Welding (Specialty 071)

Carry out welding activities involving masonry and sheet metal

Window Installation (Specialty 069)

Perform work related to the installation of windows


General Building & Specialty Contractor Licenses

General Building Contractor License

For the State of West Virginia, the West Virginia Contractor Licensing Board within the Division of Labor issues the General Building Contractor License. PSI© has partnered with West Virginia since November 1st, 2022, to administer the exams required to obtain this license. Both the trade and business examinations are needed to acquire the General Building Contractor license. The application process is also done through the Contractor Licensing Board.

Specialty Contractor Licenses

The specialty licenses are issued by the Division of labor. The Department of Environmental Protection (DEP) is in charge of regulating the Storage Tank Removal (Specialty 061) License, while the Office of Environmental Health Services (OEHS) regulates the Asbestos Removal (Specialty 062), the Septic & Sewer Systems (Specialty 063), and the Water Well Drilling (Specialty 064) Licenses.

  • Find the mandatory exams for each one of the specialty licenses down below:
    • Specialty licenses that require both a trade and Business and Law exam:
      • Concrete (Specialty 007)
      • Excavation (Specialty 002)
      • Manufactured Home Installation (Specialty 013)
      • Masonry (Specialty 004)
      • Remodeling & Repair (Specialty 005)
      • Sprinkler & Fire Protection (Specialty 014)
      • Structural Steel Erection (Specialty 011)
      • Utilities (Sewer & Water) (Specialty 021)
    • Specialty licenses that only require a Business and Law exam:
      • Asbestos Removal (Specialty 062)
      • Cable (Specialty 020)
      • Cable Television (Specialty 068)
      • Carpet Installation (Specialty 051)
      • Caulking (Specialty 018)
      • Ceilings (Specialty 084)
      • Communication & Sound (Specialty 019)
      • Crane (Specialty 037)
      • Decks (Specialty 083)
      • Demolition (Specialty 016)
      • Doors (Specialty 017)
      • Drilling (Specialty 036)
      • Drywall (Specialty 001)
      • Environmental/Hazardous Waste (Specialty 079)
      • Fencing (Specialty 023)
      • Finished Carpentry (Specialty 058)
      • Floor Covering (Specialty 027)
      • Foundation Support Systems (Specialty 089)
      • Glass & Glazing (Specialty 082)
      • Gutters (Specialty 030)
      • Highway Striping (Specialty 031)
      • Insulation (Specialty 026)
      • Landscaping (Specialty 003)
      • Land Clearing (Specialty 024)
      • Locksmith (Specialty 060)
      • Low Voltage Systems (Under 50 Volts) (Specialty 012)
      • Manufactured Home Installation (Specialty 013)
      • Painting (Specialty 015)
      • Plastering (Specialty 035)
      • Pressure Washing/Sandblasting (Specialty 053)
      • Residential Pools (Specialty 008)
      • Roofing (Specialty 010)
      • Septic & Sewer Systems (Specialty 063)
      • Sheet Metal (Specialty 025)
      • Siding (Specialty 009)
      • Sign Installation (No Electrical) (Specialty 054)
      • Soil Stabilization (Specialty 088)
      • Storage Tank Removal (Specialty 061)
      • Stucco (Specialty 087)
      • Tile Installation (Specialty 086)
      • Water Well Drilling (Specialty 064)
      • Welding (Specialty 071)
      • Window Installation (Specialty 069)

How to get a General Building or a Specialty Contractor License in West Virginia?

  1. Contact the West Virginia Contractor Licensing Board and provide the scope of work to verify the classification(s) and exam(s) required to obtain the General Building or Specialty contractor licenses, the request may be sent to This email address is being protected from spambots. You need JavaScript enabled to view it.
  2. Schedule the test(s) with PSI©, contact them at (855) 539-0708; (starting Nov. 1st, 2022, PSI© is in charge of managing the contractor examinations for WV)
  3. Register with the West Virginia Secretary of State, candidates can contact a Business Specialist at (866) 767-8683 or (304) 55​8-8000​ to determine if the corresponding entity is required to be registered. Applicants may also register the business online at WV One Stop Business Center, in-person at the office located on the 13 Kanawha Blvd., W., Suite 201, Charleston, WV 25302, or by visiting one of their Business Hubs in Clarksburg, WV / Martinsburg, WV
  4. Present evidence of Workers' Compensation and Unemployment Compensation for all employees working in West Virginia, in case of being an entity
  5. Apply by sending a completed application form and a wage bond status affidavit. A wage bond is a guarantee issued to the Division of Labor to protect employee wages and fringe benefits. If the candidate entity performs commercial construction work with employees, contact the Division of Labor - Wage & Hour Section at (304) 558-7890 or by sending an email to This email address is being protected from spambots. You need JavaScript enabled to view it. to verify the wage bond status
    • Note that West Virginia requires a wage bond for a contractor who has not been actively engaged in construction work in the State for at least one year preceding the completion date of the application/affidavit form
  6. Pay the contractor license fee by check, money order, or credit card in the Charleston City Service Center Office, City Collector Department
  7. Schedule and take the tests with PSI©, these can be scheduled online or by phone at (855) 539-0708
    • Depending on the scope of work that was chosen, candidates will need to take both the trade and Business and Law exams or only the Business and Law exam
  8. Expect an answer from the Department regarding the license once the process has been completed

Useful Links and Contact Information

Contractor Licensing Board - Division of Labor

Contractor Licensing Board
1900 Kanawha Blvd., ​E.,
State Capitol Complex
Building 3, Room 200
Charleston, WV 25305

(304) 558-7890
Fax: (304) 558-5174
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PSI© Exams Online

PSI© Exams website
3210 East Tropicana Ave.,
Las Vegas, NV-89121

(855) 539-0708
Fax: (702) 932-2666

Offices of the Insurance Commissioner

Insurance Commissioner's Office website
900 Pennsylvania Ave.,
Lottery Building
Charleston, WV 25302

(304) 558-5230
Fax: (304) 558-1322
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West Virginia WorkForce

WorkForce website
1900 Kanawha Blvd., ​E.,
State Capitol Complex
Building 3, Room 300
Charleston, WV 25305

(304) 558-2677
Fax: (304) 558-1979
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Wage & Hour Section - Division of Labor

Wage & Hour Section
1900 Kanawha Blvd., ​E.,
State Capitol Complex
Building 3, Room 200
Charleston, WV 25305

(304) 558-7890
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Tax Division

West Virginia Tax Division website
1001 Lee St., E.,
The Revenue Center
Charleston, WV 25301

(304) 558-3333
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Secretary of State

Secretary of State website
1900 Kanawha Blvd., ​E.,
State Capitol Complex
Charleston, WV 25305

(304) 558-6000
Fax: (304) 558-0900

Charleston City Service Center Office

Charleston City Service Center Office
915 Quarrier St.,
Charleston, WV 25301

(304) 348-8000


HVAC & Plumbing Licenses

The HVAC certificates and the one HVAC contractor license are issued by the West Virginia Division of Labor. Since January 1, 2016, no person can offer or perform heating, ventilating, and cooling system work in West Virginia without a certification issued by the West Virginia Division of Labor. However, a list of exemptions in West Virginia Code §21-16-3 (d) 1-4 allows specific HVAC work to be conducted without an HVAC technician certification. There are three technician licenses HVAC Residential Technician, HVAC Technician, HVAC Technician in Training, and one contractor license known as the Heating, Ventilating, and Cooling Contractor (HVAC).

How to get an HVAC Contractor and/or HVAC Technician Certification

  1. Obtain the HVAC Contractor and/or HVAC Technician Certifications by applying for the exam online through PSI© or by phone at 855-539-0708 (Starting Nov. 1st, 2022, PSI© is responsible for administering contractor examinations for West Virginia)
    • If applying for the Heating, Ventilating, and Cooling Contractor, take the trade and the Business and Law examination
    • If applying for an HVAC Technician license, candidates are required to have 2000 hours of work experience or training
  2. Schedule and pay for the examination online through PSI© test takers online portal or by phone at 855-539-0708
  3. Pass the examination and submit scores on the corresponding application form
  4. Fill out and submit the HVAC Technician Certification Application form and/or HVAC Contractor Application form and send it to the:
    Division of Labor:
    State Capitol Complex - Building 3,
    1900 Kanawha Boulevard East
    Room 200 Charleston, WV 25305

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    (304) 558-7890
    Fax: (304) 558-5174

For the HVAC Technician in Training certification, there is no examination required. If applying for this license, the applicant is responsible for submitting the application form and working under the supervision of a licensed HVAC Residential or regular Technician

Contact information for HVAC candidates

West Virginia Division of Labor

1900 Kanawha Boulevard East
State Capitol Complex

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(304) 558-7890

PSI©

3210 East Tropicana
Las Vegas NV-89121

(855) 539-0708
Fax (702) 932-2666

Useful Links for HVAC Licenses

West Virginia Plumbing Certifications and Plumbing Contractor License

The Plumber Contractor, Journeyman Plumber, Master Plumber, and Plumber in Training licenses are issued by the West Virginia Division of Labor. These licenses are considered certifications for the state of West Virginia. No plumber may perform or offer to conduct plumbing work in West Virginia without a license issued by the West Virginia Division of Labor. The exemptions listed in West Virginia Code §21-14-3 (c) 1-8 allow specific plumbing work to be performed without a plumber license. Candidates must pass the corresponding PSI© examination depending on the classification applied for. All Master and Journeyman applicants must certify their experience and take a written exam. Plumber in Training does not require an exam.

How to get a Plumbing Certification and/or Plumbing Contractor License

  1. Select the corresponding plumbing examination for the chosen classification
  2. Take the test with PSI© (Starting Nov. 1st, 2022, PSI© is responsible for administering contractor examinations for West Virginia)
    1. Apply online or call: (855) 539-0708
    2. Schedule and pay for the exam fee
    3. Pass the test
  3. Fill out the required application form depending on the license desired
  4. Send the form to: 1900 Kanawha Boulevard East
    State Capitol Complex

    (304) 558-7890

Contact Information for Plumbing Licenses

West Virginia Division of Labor

1900 Kanawha Boulevard East
State Capitol Complex

(304) 558-7890
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Labor Programs Manager

Brian White
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PSI©

3210 East Tropicana
Las Vegas NV-89121

(855) 539-0708
Fax (702) 932-2666

Useful Links for Plumbing Candidates


Electrical Licenses

The Electrical Contractor License is issued by the West Virginia Division of Labor. The Master, Journeyman, Reciprocal, Temporary, and Inspector Electrical Licenses are regulated by the Office of the State Fire Marshal. Business entities should acquire a Business Registration Tax Number and must provide proof of both Workers' Compensation and Unemployment Compensation of all the employees.

How to Obtain an Electrical Contractor License in West Virginia?

  1. Take and pass the Electrical Contractor, and the Business and Law exams
  2. Fill out the application form and return it, along with the fee and other documents (if required) to:
    1900 Kanawha Blvd., ​E.,
    State Capitol Complex
    Building 3, Room 200
    Charleston, WV 25305

Applicants may contact the Contractor Licensing Board by phone - (304) 558-7890 or via email - This email address is being protected from spambots. You need JavaScript enabled to view it. for further information

How to Obtain an Electrical License in West Virginia?

  1. Apply, pay, pass the exam, and fulfill the requirements of the corresponding license (listed according to their category):
    • Electrical Licensure
    • Reciprocal Licensure
      • Reciprocal Journeyman
        • 2000 hours or one year of electrical work experience
      • Reciprocal Master
        • 4000 hours or two years of electrical work experience
    • Temporary Electrical Licensure
    • Journeyman work experience (regardless of category) must consist of above-ground structural wiring, as the National Electric Code® (NEC) stipulates
  2. Complete the adequate application form or apply online:

How to Obtain an Electrical Inspector Certificate in West Virginia?

  1. Choose one of the Electrical Inspector Certificate denominations: Class A, Class B, or Class C
  2. Meet the requirements according to the selected class
  3. Fill out the application form and return it, along with the fee and other documents (if required) to:
    1207 Quarrier St.,
    Second floor,
    Charleston, WV 25301

Contact the Office of the State Fire Marshal by phone - (304) 558-2191 or via email - This email address is being protected from spambots. You need JavaScript enabled to view it. for further information.

Useful Links and Contact Information

Contractor Licensing Board - Division of Labor

Contractor Licensing Board
1900 Kanawha Blvd., ​E.,
State Capitol Complex
Building 3, Room 200
Charleston, WV 25305

(304) 558-7890
Fax: (304) 558-5174
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PSI© Exams Online

PSI© Exams website
3210 East Tropicana Ave.,
Las Vegas, NV-89121

(855) 539-0708
Fax: (702) 932-2666

Office of the State Fire Marshal

Office of the State Fire Marshal website
1207 Quarrier St.,
Second floor,
Charleston, WV 25301

(304) 558-2191
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Department of Education

Department of Education official website
1900 Kanawha Blvd., E.,
Charleston, WV 25305

(833) 627-2833

Tax Division

West Virginia Tax Division website
1001 Lee St., E.,
The Revenue Center
Charleston, WV 25301

(304) 558-3333
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Other relevant website pages

Fire Protection Licenses

The Office of the State Fire Marshal (OSFM) is the government entity responsible for directing, managing, and regulating the licenses of Fire Protection Workers (FPW). A license from the Office is required for anyone who wants to do fire protection work, as stated in the West Virginia Code §29-3D. Due to new legislative requirements that went into effect on June 16, 2021, fire protection work can now be performed by Fire Damper Technicians, Fire Damper Technicians in Training, and Sprinkler Fitters in Training without having to obtain a license.

How to get a Fire Protection License in West Virginia?

  1. Be at least 18 years of age
  2. Select the desired trade(s) from the list of fire protection licenses:
    • Engineered Fire Suppression System Installer
    • Engineered Fire Suppression System Technician
    • Fire Protection Layout Technician
    • Journeyman Sprinkler Fitter
    • Portable Fire Extinguisher Technician
    • Pre-Engineered Fire Suppression System Installer
    • Pre-Engineered Fire Suppression System Technician
  3. Fill out the application form for Fire Protection Workers
    • Each FPW license has individual qualification requirements, which are detailed on the application
  4. Pay the stipulated license and application review fees (only checks or money orders are accepted for payment)
  5. Include all relevant employment history, credentials, and supporting paperwork with your application

Useful Links and Contact Information

Office of the State Fire Marshal

Office of the State Fire Marshal website
1207 Quarrier St.,
Second floor,
Charleston, WV 25301

(304) 558-2191
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Relevant website pages and documents


Manufactured Homes Licenses

The Board of Manufactured Housing Construction and Safety is in charge of the licensing process for Manufactured Homes. They are three licenses that the applicant can apply for, the Manufactured Home Dealer, Manufactured Home Distributor, and Manufactured Home Manufacturer License. There are no examinations required to obtain these licenses. This division does not include Modular Homes.

How to Apply for a Manufactured Home Dealer and or Distributor

  1. Fulfill the experience and work requirements
  2. Fill out the dealer/distributor license application form
  3. Send the document to:
    State Capitol Complex
    1900 Kanawha Boulevard East

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    (304) 558-7890
  4. After receiving the license, the dealer must comply with the corresponding regulations

Instructions to Obtain a Manufactured Home Manufacturer License

  1. Read and fulfill the requirements
  2. Complete the manufacturer license application form
  3. Send the documents to the Board of Manufactured Housing Construction and Safety:
    State Capitol Complex
    1900 Kanawha Boulevard East

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    (304) 558-7890

Note: The Home Manufacturer Contractor is not listed under the Board of Manufactured Housing Construction and Safety, it is a specialty license that can be acquired through the West Virginia Contractor Licensing Board.

Contact Information for Manufactured Housing Candidates

West Virginia Division of Labor

1900 Kanawha Boulevard East
State Capitol Complex

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(304) 558-7890

Board of Manufactured Housing Construction and Safety

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(304)558-7890
Fax - (304)558-2447

Labor Programs Manager

Brian White
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304-389-0755

Useful Links for Manufactured Housing License


Inspector and Multifamily Licenses

Inspector Licenses and Certifications

The Private Elevator Inspector License corresponds to the Elevator Safety, and it is issued by the West Virginia Division of Labor, while the Home Inspector Certification is granted by the Office of the State Fire Marshal; there are no exams required for these trades.

How to Obtain a Private Elevator Inspector License in West Virginia?

  1. Read the Elevator Safety Act
  2. Fill out the application form and return it to:
    1900 Kanawha Blvd., ​E.,
    State Capitol Complex
    Building 3, Room 200
    Charleston, WV 25305
  3. Receive a license given by the Contractor Licensing Board once the process has been validated
    • For further information, contact the Board by phone - (304) 558-7890 or via email - This email address is being protected from spambots. You need JavaScript enabled to view it.

How to Obtain a Home Inspector Certification in West Virginia?

  1. Take a course given by an approved provider
  2. Complete the application form and bring it to:
    1207 Quarrier St.,
    Second floor,
    Charleston, WV 25301
  3. Acquire the certification after approval of the Office of the State Fire Marshal
    • Get in touch with the Office by phone - (304) 558-2191 or via email - This email address is being protected from spambots. You need JavaScript enabled to view it. for more details

Useful Links and Contact Information for Inspector Candidates

PSI© Exams Online

PSI© Exams website
3210 East Tropicana Ave.,
Las Vegas, NV-89121

(855) 539-0708
Fax: (702) 932-2666

Office of the State Fire Marshal

Office of the State Fire Marshal website
1207 Quarrier St.,
Second floor,
Charleston, WV 25301

(304) 558-2191
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Elevator Safety - Division of Labor

Elevator Safety
1900 Kanawha Blvd., ​E.,
State Capitol Complex
Building 3, Room 200
Charleston, WV 25305

(304) 558-7890
Fax: (304) 558-5174
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Multifamily License

The Division of Labor currently offers the Multifamily Contractor License, which requires a trade, and a Business and Law exam.

How to Obtain a Multifamily Contractor License in West Virginia?

  1. Take and pass the Multifamily Contractor, and the Business and Law exams
  2. Fill out the application form and return it to:
    1900 Kanawha Blvd., ​E.,
    State Capitol Complex
    Building 3, Room 200
    Charleston, WV 25305
  3. Receive a license given by the Contractor Licensing Board once the process has been validated
    • For further information, contact the Board by phone - (304) 558-7890 or via email - This email address is being protected from spambots. You need JavaScript enabled to view it.

Useful Links and Contact Information for Multifamily Candidates

Division of Labor

Licensing Personnel
1900 Kanawha Blvd., ​E.,
State Capitol Complex
Building 3, Room 200
Charleston, WV 25305

(304) 558-7890
Fax: (304) 558-5174
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Division of Labor

PSI© Exams Online

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