West Virginia NASCLA General Contractors Exam

West Virginia General Contractor

West Virginia NASCLA General Contractors Exam

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West Virginia NASCLA Complete Prep Course Combo

This package includes everything you need to pass both your trades and business and law exams. NASCLA is the National Association of State Contractor Licensing Agencies. Passing this open book test serves as your trades exam in 14 NASCLA member states.

West Virginia NASCLA General Contractors Exam Prep Course

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West Virginia NASCLA Complete Reference Book Set

NASCLA Accredited Contractor Trades Exam Reference Book Set. The Contractor Exam Prep. Course and your state specific business/law book must be purchased separately.

West Virginia NASCLA Printed Book Tabs

Pre-Printed tabs for all 23 books used in the NASCLA Exam.

West Virginia NASCLA General Contractors Individual Books

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Step 1

Purchase your exam prep course - West Virginia COMPLETE NASCLA COMBO.

Step 2

Register for the NASCLA Exam here.

Step 3

Study for and take your NASCLA West Virginia Commercial General Contractors Exam and West Virginia Business Law and Project Management Exam.

Step 4

Submit your NASCLA application.

Below are the most Frequently asked questions on the NASCLA Commercial Trades Exam.

Be sure to take your test before you submit your application. Before Scheduling the exam you will need to have registered at NASCLA.org

West Virginia Does not have any Experience Requirement. Contractors will need to take both the NASCLA trades exam and also the West Virginia Business Law. Under the West Virginia Classification of General Builder you can perform work on Residential and Commercial Structures.

Contractor Initial License and Renewal Fee: $90.00

A wage bond is required in West Virginia for a contractor who has not been actively and actually engaged in construction work in West Virginia for at least one (1) year preceding the completion date of this application/affidavit form.

If an employer meets one of the following, they shall be exempt from the requirements of this sub-section:

(1) Has been in business in another state for at least five years;

(2) Has at least $100,000 in assets; or

(3) Is a subsidiary of a parent company that has been in business for at least five years.

A wage bond is NOT required for a contractor who only performs residential (Single Family Dwelling) work.

This bond is equal to the total of four (4) weeks gross payroll at full capacity or production, plus fifteen (15%) percent for benefits.

Experience Requirements

The NASCLA EXAM is accepted in 15 states. Each states will have specific Requirements for obtaining a license in their perspective state. To View the state requirements for the state in which you be licensed Select a Specific state to view the requirements.


Fees: $106

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 $106
Number of Questions 115
Passing Score 70% or 81 Questions
Time Limit 330 Minutes

Subject Area Number of Questions
Planning and Estimating 21
Financial and Project Management
Safety 19
Site Construction
Concrete 8
Masonry 3
Metals 5
Wood Foundations and Framing 5
Thermal Moisture Protection 4
Doors, Windows, and Glazing 5
Finishes 7
Specialty Equip. and Conveyance Systems 2

The NASCLA exam is also accepted in the following states Arkansas, Arizona, Alabama, Florida, Georgia, Louisiana, Mississippi, Nevada, North Carolina, Oregon, South Carolina, Tennessee, Utah, Virginia, U.S. Virgin Islands, West Virginia

Allows for the Construction of Commercial Properties. Check with state to see approval for additional classification of Residential Builder. Some states may allow Residential Building holding a Commercial license.