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Virginia Residential Builder Contractor

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  • All the books for the Virginia Residential (RBC) Exam & Business Law
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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.

    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



    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 or 804.367.8500
    Hours: Monday - Friday 8:15am - 5:00pm
    Website:
    http://www.dpor.virginia.gov

    Frequently Asked Questions:

    Click here for your Virginia Contractor License Application

    Click here for your Step-by-Step Guide to Obtaining Your VA Contractor's License


    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 Virginia contractor exam covers information in 15 subject areas. The Virginia contractor exam questions are created from content in the 6 book set shown below the following chart.

    Candidate Information Bulletin: Bulletin Here

    Applicants must also pass a separate Virginia contractor exam on Business Law and Project Management for Virginia.


    Exam Information
    Exam Fee $85
    Number of Questions 80
    Passing Score 70% or 56 Questions
    Time Limit 160 Minutes

    Subject Area Number of Questions
    Layout 7
    Excavation 6
    Foundations 7
    Framing 9
    Insulation 3
    Ventilation 3
    Windows, Doors, and Skylights 3
    Exterior 10
    Decks, Walks, and Ramps 4
    Finishing 6
    Masonry 4
    Swimming Pools and Hot Tubs 1
    Prints, Plans and Specifications 8
    Safety and Employee Protection 8
    Construction Debris, Cleanup and Disposal 1

    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.

    Permitted Work

    With this license only Residential work is permitted.