West Virginia General Building Contractor License

"General Building Contractor" means a person whose principal business is in connection with any structures built, being built or to be built for the support, shelter and enclosure of persons, animals, chattels or movable property of any kind, requiring in the construction the use of more than two contractor classifications, or a person who supervises the whole or any part of the construction. A general building contractor is considered to be a commercial, business or industrial contractor. A general building contractor who desires to perform electrical; plumbing; heating, ventilating and cooling; piping; or general engineering contracting work as defined in this rule; shall obtain a license in those classifications. The “General Building Contractor” classification applies to work on both commercial and private properties.

General Building Contractor Courses

General Building Contractor Exams

General Building Contractor Trade Exams

  • Testing Method: Computer-based or Paper/Pencil; Open Book
  • Testing Company: ProV
  • Hours Allotted: 3h
  • Types of Questions: Multiple Choice
  • Number of questions: 80
  • Subjects Involved:
    • Plan Reading and Estimating
    • Sitework
    • Concrete
    • Masonry
    • Structural Steel
    • Carpentry
    • Roofing
    • Doors and Windows & Stairs
    • Interior Finish
    • Exterior Finish
    • Safety-OSHA
  • Percentage of Questions by Book:
    • Study Guide for Structural Steel: 9%
    • Concrete Finishing Level Two: 9%
    • International Building Code: 59%
    • Study Guide for Commercial Carpentry: 23%

General Building Contractor Business and Law Exam

  • Testing Method: Computer based or Paper/Pencil; Open Book
  • Testing Company: ProV
  • Hours Allotted: 3h
  • Types of Questions: Multiple Choice
  • Number of questions: 50
  • Subjects Involved:
    • Business Organization
    • Contracts
    • Estimating and Bidding
    • Financial Management
    • Labor Law
    • Licensing
    • Lien Law
    • Project Management
    • Risk Management
    • Safety-OSHA
    • Tax Law

General Building Contractor Book Set

The books set includes all required references for both the General Building Contractor and Business and Law exams. Orders placed before 2 PM are shipped the same day via UPS and a tracking number is emailed before 3 PM.

  • WEST VIRGINIA GENERAL BUILDING BOOK SET WITHOUT TABS INCLUDES
    BOOKS FOR TRADE AND BUSINESS - ALL BOOKS LISTED BELOW

    Sales price: $557.93
  • WEST VIRGINIA GENERAL BUILDING BOOK SET WITH TABS INCLUDES
    BOOKS FOR TRADE AND BUSINESS - ALL BOOKS LISTED BELOW

    Sales price: $607.93

General Building Contractor Trade Books

General Building Contractor Business and Law Books