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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:
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

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 only Residential work is permitted.

Virginia RBC Complete Combo
Virginia RBC Complete Combo
Price: $979.00
Virginia RBC Complete Combo
RBC Complete Combo includes everything you need to pass your Virginia Residential Builder Contractor Trades and your NASCLA Virginia Business and Law exams. Includes:reference book set,printed and bound study guide,QA audio for books, unlimited exam prep
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Virginia RBC Commercial Builder
Virginia Residential Builder (RBC)
Price: $549.00
Virginia Residential Builder (RBC)
The new 2016 Virginia Residential Builder License. (RBC) Online Course Includes Home Study guide with How to Read Blueprints manual, Exam Prep., Audio CDs for both the Trades and Business Exams, and Practice Exam CDs for the Trades and Business exams.
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Virginia Residential Building Contractor
Virginia RBC Book Set
Price: $395.30
Virginia RBC Book Set
Virginia RBC Residential Builder Contractor License Reference Book Set. These are the books that the State of Virginia used to create their RBC Residential Builder Contractor License Exam.
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Printed Book Tabs for Georgia Basic Residential Contractor
Printed Book Tabs for Virginia Residential Building Contractor (RBC)
Price: $35.00
Printed Book Tabs for Virginia Residential Building Contractor (RBC)
Pre-Printed tabs for all 7 books used in the Virginia Residential Builder Contractor License Exam (RBC). Each tab set includes blank tabs for additional customization.
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Builder's Guide to Accounting
Builder's Guide to Accounting
Price: $35.50
Builder's Guide to Accounting
Builder's Guide to Accounting
Carpentry and Building Construction
Carpentry & Building Construction
Price: $105.95
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Carpentry & Building Construction
ISBN-10: 0078797845 ISBN-13: 978-0078797842 PSI Exam reference book. You can take this book into most exams. By Feirer & Feirer. 2010 edition.
International Residential Code 2012
International Residential Code 2012
Price: $127.95
International Residential Code 2012
International Residential Code 2012 IRC2012
OSHA 1926 Construction Industry Regulations Book
OSHA 1926 Construction Industry Regulations Book
Price: $39.95
OSHA 1926 Construction Industry Regulations Book
OSHA, 29 CFR Part 1926 is a PSI Exam reference book required for most license exams
Virginia Nascla Business Law & Project Management for General Contractors
Price: $66.95
Virginia Nascla Business Law & Project Management for General Contractors
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.
2012 Virginia Construction Code
2012 Virginia Construction Code
Price: $25.00
2012 Virginia Construction Code
2012 Virginia Construction Code