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Virginia Commercial Contractor (NASCLA)

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    State Requirements & Application


    Requirements for Obtaining Your VA Contractor License:
    Eligibility for a contractor's license is based on the applicant's knowledge, skills, abilities, financial position, and other entry requirements.

    The class of a license determines what, if any, monetary restrictions are placed on the size of contracts or projects you may perform. A Class C license is restricted to contracts/projects that are less than $10,000, with the total amount of all contracts/projects performed in a twelve month period remaining below $150,000. A Class B license is restricted to contracts/projects that are less than $120,000, with the total amount of all contracts/projects performed in a twelve month period remaining below $750,000. There are no monetary restrictions for Class A licenses.

    Class A Contractor Class B Contractor
    Class C Contractor
    1. Must be at least 18 years old 1. Must be at least 18 years old 1. Must be at least 18 years old
    2. Complete the 8 hour Pre-License course 2. Complete the 8 hour Pre-License course 2. Complete the 8 hour Pre-License course
    3. Must be full time employee or a member of responsible management of the firm 3. Must be full time employee or a member of responsible management of the firm 3. Must be full time employee or a member of responsible management of the firm
    4. Pass the VA Business Law exam - Parts 1 (General), 2 (Virginia), & 3 (Advanced) 4. Pass the VA Business Law exam - Parts 1 (General) & 2 (Virginia) only 4. The VA Business Law exam is not required for Class C licenses
    5. Pass any specialty trades exams for your specific trade 5. Pass any specialty trades exams for your specific trade 5. Pass any specialty trades exams for your specific trade
    6. Five years experience 6. Three years experience 6. Two years experience
    7. Net Worth of at least $45,000 7. Net Worth of at least $15,000 7. No Net Worth requirement for Class C licenses

    Step-by-Step Guide to Obtaining Your VA Contractor's License

    Eligibility for a contractor's license is based on the applicant's knowledge, skills, abilities, financial position, and other entry requirements.

    Board Contact Information:

    Department of Professional and Occupational Regulation
    9960 Mayland Dr. Suite 400
    Richmond, VA 23233-1485

    Phone:804.367.8511 or804.367.8500
    Hours: Monday - Friday 8:15am - 5:00pm
    Website:
    http://www.dpor.virginia.gov

    Frequently Asked Questions:

    Click here for the Step by Step Guide to Obtaining Your License

    Click here for your Virginia Contractor License Application


    Fees: The application fee for a new prime Virginia contractor's license is $385 for a Class A, $370 for a Class B, and $235 for a Class C.

    8 hour pre-license course must be taken along with the Virginia Business Law before Application is submitted for the Specialty exam.

    Test Information

    Test Information This test covers information in the 12 subject areas below. The questions are created from content in the 23 book set shown below the following chart.
    Candidate Information Bulletin: Click here to download the bulletin.

    Exam Information
    Exam Fee $130
    Number of Questions 115
    Passing Score 70% or 81 Questions
    Time Limit 330 Minutes

    Subject Area Number of Questions
    General Requirements 25
    Site Construction
    15
    Concrete 6
    Masonry
    4
    Metals 6
    Wood 5
    Thermal and Moisture Protection 5
    Doors, Windows, and Glazing 4
    Finishes 5
    Mechanical and Plumbing Systems 6
    Electrical Systems 3
    Procurement and Contracting Requirements 31

    Reciprocity

    Virginia has established reciprocity with Louisiana. You must hold a commercial license with a classification of "building construction" and have obtained the license by examination in order to qualify.The NASCLA exam serves as your trades exam in Arkansas, Alabama, Florida, Georgia, Louisiana, Mississippi, Nevada, North Carolina, Oregon, South Carolina, Tennessee, Utah, Virginia, U.S. Virgin Islands, West Virginia

    Permitted Work

    With this license you may bid on and build all types of commercial buildings in VA. Residential work is not permitted with this license.