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West Virginia Excavation

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  • All the books for the WV Excavation Trades Exam & Business Law
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    West Virginia Excavation Exam Requirements & Application

    Schedule to take exam(s) with PSI Services, LLC by contacting them at (855) 539-0708 or via an email to The person completing the exam(s) must be an officer, member, owner, or a full-time employee. Payroll records are required as proof for a full-time employee.

    West Virginia requires every entity to obtain a Business Registration Tax Number. Contact the West Virginia State Tax Department at (304) 558-3333 or (800) 982-8297.

    Most businesses must register with West Virginia Secretary of State. Contact a Business Specialist at (866) 767-8683 or (304) 55​8-8000​ to determine if your entity is required to register with their office. You may also visit the WV One Stop Business Center at 13 Kanawha Boulevard, West - Suite 201, Charleston, WV 25302, or one of their Business Hubs in Clarksburg, WV, or Martinsburg, WV. You can register the business online at

    Your entity is required to provide proof of Workers' Compensation and Unemployment Compensation for all employees working in West Virginia.
    Workers’ Compensation – West Virginia Insurance Commissioner’s Office at: (304) 414-0539.
    Unemployment Compensation - Workforce West Virginia at: (304) 558-2451.
    General Liability Insurance.
    If it is determined your entity is exempt and West Virginia coverage is not required, you must submit proof of coverage from your state.

    A wage bond status affidavit is required to be submitted with your application. If your entity is performing commercial construction work with employees, contact the Division of Labor – Wage & Hour Section at (304) 558-7890 or and verify your wage bond status.

    A contractor license application/affidavit is available or by calling the Contractor Licensing Board at (304) 356-3928. An owner, corporate officer or managing member is required to sign page three (3) of the application/affidavit and wage bond affidavit. The contractor license fee may be paid by check, money order, or credit card in the Charleston Office

    ***You must have steps 1 through 6 completed prior to submitting your contractor license application/affidavit to the board for processing***

    West Virginia Excavation Test Information

    Exam Information
    Exam Fee $55
    Number of Questions 50
    Passing Score 70% or 35 Questions
    Time Limit 180 Minutes

    Subject Area Number of Questions
    General Knowledge 7
    Survey and Layout 5
    Excavation 5
    Clearing, Grubbing, Trenching and Shoring 5
    Groundwater, Sediment Control and Dewatering 3
    Grading and Compaction 8
    Safety OSHA 6
    Estimating and Plan Reading 6
    Equipment 5

    West Virginia Excavation Reciprocity

    There is currently no established Reciprocity Agreements. For more information contact the state license board at

    West Virginia Excavation Permitted Work

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