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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 Must be at least 18 years old Must be at least 18 years old
2. Complete the 8 hour Pre-License course Complete the 8 hour Pre-License course Complete the 8 hour Pre-License course
3. Must be full time employee or a member of responsible management of the firm Must be full time employee or a member of responsible management of the firm Must be full time employee or a member of responsible management of the firm
4. Pass the VA Business Law exam Parts 1, 2, and 3 Pass the VA Business Law exam Parts 1 and 2
5. Pass any specialty trades exams for your specific trade Pass any specialty trades exams for your specific trade Pass any specialty trades exams for your specific trade
6. Five years experience Three years experience Two years experience
7. Net Worth of at least $45,000 Net Worth of at least $15,000

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 or 804.367.8500
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: T
he 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.

Test Information: This Virginia contractor exam covers information in 12 subject areas. The Virginia contractor exam questions are created from content in the 20 book set shown below the following chart.
Candidate Information Bulletin:

Exam Fee:
$106
Number of Questions:
115
Passing Score: 70% or 81 Questions
Time Limit: 5.5 Hours

Subject Area Number of Questions
Planning and Estimating 21
Financial and Project Management 21
Safety 19
Site Construction 15
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

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

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, 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.

VA NASCLA Exam Preparation Course Combo
Virginia COMPLETE NASCLA COMBO
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Everything you need to pass both your NASCLA trades and business & law exams. Our exam prep course looks and acts just like the real NASCLA Exam. One trades test covers 13 states (GA AL AR LA MS NV NC SC TN UT VA USVI WV). The absolute best NASCLA Prep!
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General Contractor's Unlimited Full Commercial Trades Exam Prep Course (NASCLA)
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VA NASCLA Exam Preparation Course Complete Book Set
Virginia NASCLA Reference Book Set
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N.A.S.C.L.A. Trades Exam Reference Book Set for the Virginia NASCLA Contractor License exam. This is every book that P.S.I. used to create the "Open Book" exam.
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Virginia Business Law Combo
VIRGINIA Business Law Complete Study Pack
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This course is for the VIRGINIA General Contractor Business and Law exam. It contains everything you need to pass your exam including prep course, reference book, printed book tabs, and a printed study guide.
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Virginia Business Law Exam Prep
VA Business/Law for General Contractors Prep Course
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Exam prep for the Virginia Contractor Business & Law exam. You get online presentations and highlighting, unlimited practice exams and printable online study guide. This prep only product does not include the reference book used to create State exam.
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VA Pre-License Course
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VA Pre-License Course
State approved 8 hour course to complete the requirement to achieve your contractor's license in the state of Virginia.
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Pre-Printed Book Tabs for your NASCLA exam books
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Pre-Printed tabs for all 20 books used in the NASCLA Exam. 576 tabs 25 sheets. Each tab set includes blank tabs for additional customization.
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ACI 318-11 Building Code Requirements for Structural Concrete and Commentary, 2011
ACI 318-11 Building Code Requirements for Structural Concrete and Commentary, 2011
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ACI 318-11 Building Code Requirements for Structural Concrete and Commentary, 2011
ISBN: 9780870317446 The Building Code Requirements for Structural Concrete covers the materials, design, and construction of structural concrete used in buildings and where applicable in non building structures.
Carpentry and Building Construction
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ISBN-10: 0078797845 ISBN-13: 978-0078797842 PSI Exam reference book. You can take this book into most exams. By Feirer & Feirer. 2010 edition.
Construction Jobsite Management 4th
Construction Jobsite Management, 4th Edition
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Construction Project Management 4th
Construction Project Management 4th
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The Gypsum Construction Handbook 7th Edition, 2014
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Gypsum Construction Handbook
ISBN-10: 1118749847 ISBN-13: 978-1118749845 PSI Exam reference book. GA, SC, AL can take this book into the exam.From USG. Soft cover. 7th Edition.
Handling and Erection of Steel Joists and Steel Girders 3rd Ed
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ASIN: B002DGNQUA PSI Exam reference book. GA, AL, MS, SC can take this book into the exam.By the Steel Joist Institute. Technical Digest #9
ANSI A117.1-2009 Standard on Accessible and Usable Buildings and Facilities
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ISBN-10: 1580019188 ISBN-13: 978-1580019187 ICC/ANSI A117.1-2009 Standard on Accessible and Usable Buildings and Facilities is a Reference for NASCLA Accredited Exam
IBC 2015 International Building Code
International Building Code 2015
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Modern Masonry 8th edition
Modern Masonry
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NASCLA Business Law and Project Management 12th Edition
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NASCLA Contractors Guide to Business, Law, and Project Management. This book is for the Business and Law Exam for State Builder Contractor Licenses. The exam based on this book is also required for various other State Licenses.
OSHA 1926 Construction Industry Regulations Book
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OSHA 1926 Construction Industry Regulations Book
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PCI Erectors' Manual - Standards and Guidelines for the Erection of Precast Concrete Products
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Georgia Residential Basic Plus Package
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Placing Reinforcing Bars, 9th Edition
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Principles and Practices of Commercial Construction, 9th Edition
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Roofing Construction & Estimating
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The Contractors Guide to Quality Concrete Construction
The Contractors Guide to Quality Concrete Construction
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ISBN-10: 1931085250 ISBN-13: 978-1931085250 PSI Exam reference book. SC, MS, AL, GA NASCLA can take this book into the exam.From the Post Tensioning Institute, Soft cover, spiral bound.
Virginia Nascla Business Law & Project Management for General Contractors
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NASCLA Contractors Guide to Business, Law, and Project Management, Virginia Edition. This book is for the Virginia Business and Law Exam for State Contractor Licenses.
WTCA/BCSI Guide to Handling, Restraining & Bracing Wood Trusses
WTCA/BCSI Guide to Handling, Restraining & Bracing Wood Trusses
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2012 Virginia Construction Code
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