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Virginia Glass and Glazing Contractor

Virginia Glass and Glazing Contractor

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Required Books 

The references below were used to create the exam questions and may be taken into the exam. The exam may also contain questions based on trade knowledge, or general industry practices. You may use any edition of the references and Code books as they become available, however for Code questions, the exam will be based only on the edition specified.

Effective immediately either the 2012 or 2015 Code can be used. As of 7/1/20 only the 2015 edition can be used.

One book listed for study is the Guide to the Glass and Glazing Requirements of the Model Building Codes, 2016  - This book is no longer in print or available.


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Additional Services

NOTICE: Effective March 1, 2016, all Contractor Specialty examinations will require pre-approval from DPOR prior to taking the examination. For more information please contact the Board for Contractors Licensing Section directly at (804) 367-8511.

As of 8/21/06, the Designated Employee or a member of Responsible Management of all contractors applying for initial licensure (for an entity that is not currently licensed) must successfully complete an 8-hour business class approved by the Board for Contractors.

This applies to Class-A, Class-B & Class-C Contractors. (Please note that individuals applying for a Class C license; A Owner/Officer/Partner of the Company must be the person to take the required 8-hour Business Course required by the Board.)

Effective December 1, 2012, contractors will be required to take technical exams for the specialties they put on their license. This applies to Class A, B and C licenses. Contact the Virginia Board for Contractors for more information.

Virginia Glass and Glazing Contractor (GLZ) means the service that provides for the installation, assembly, repair, improvement, or removal of all makes and kinds of glass, glass work, mirrored glass, and glass substitute for glazing; executes the fabrication and glazing of frames, panels, sashes and doors; or installs these items in any structure.  This specialty includes the installation of standard methods of weatherproofing, caulking, glazing, sealants, and adhesives. The RBC and CBC classifications and HIC and CIC specialties also provide for this function.

To apply for a license, contact:

Department of Professional and Occupational Regulation

9960 Mayland Drive, Suite 400

Richmond, Virginia 23233


Important Contacts

To apply for a license, contact:

Department of Professional and Occupational Regulation
9960 Mayland Drive
Suite 400
Richmond, Virginia 23233
Virginia exams are given by:

PSI Licensure: Certification
ATTN: Exam Registration
Daniel Building
3805 Cutshaw Ave., Suite 310
Richmond, VA 23230
(800) 733-9267
For Tradesman Testing Approval, completed applications should be sent to:
Board for Contractors
9960 Mayland Drive, Suite 400
Richmond, VA 23233

For more information, visit the website:
Virginia currenty does not have reciprocity for this classification.

Virginia currently does not require continuing education for this classification.

The Virginia Glass and Glazing Contractor exam is a 45 question, multiple choice, open-book exam with a 100 minute time limit.

PSI is the testing agency. 70% is required to pass.

Subject areas include: General Glazing, Glass Systems, Plastics/Acrylics, Sealant Installations, Safety and Code Requirements.

American Contractors is developing a 1-day seminar to prepare for the Virginia Glass & Glazing Contractor. We also offer seminar preparation for the Class A & Class B exams as well as the required 8-hr Pre-Licensing course. Please contact us for more information.