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Contractor Business Licensing Classes

As of August 21, 2006, a worker applying for initial contractor licensure for the first time (i.e not currently licensed) must successfully complete an eight-hour business class approved by the Board for Contractors. The curriculum for the 8- hour Basic Contractor Business Licensing Class offered by the community college workforce offices has been approved by the Board. Upon successful completion of this class, participants will be provided with a certificate of completion that can be presented upon application for a contractor's license.

The community colleges worked in conjunction with the Department of Professional and Occupational Regulations to develop and implement two courses for contractors. These courses are offered by several community colleges across the state. Both courses are recognized by the Commonwealth of Virginia, Department of Professional and Occupational Regulation, Board for Contractors.


Mindy C. Fast
Coordinator Continuing Education and Customized Training

Questions about pre-licensing should be addressed to the Contractor Board at 804-367-8511 or

Exam information is available in the “Candidate Information Bulletin” from PSI Examination Services.

Class Information and Schedules

Basic Contractor Business Licensing Class is an 8-hour course designed to provide a basic look at the statutes and regulations that govern contractor licensing in Virginia, including a review of the different types of licenses available and the qualifications for each, Standards of Practice, Prohibited Acts and How to Avoid Violations of the Regulations. This course is not specifically designed to prepare the student to take the contractor licensing exams in Virginia.

 Price in Virginia: $139.00-$200 (may vary depending on school)

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