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West Virginia Residential Contractor

Residential Contractor means a person whose principal business is in connection with the construction; repair or improvement of real property used as, or intended to be used for, residential occupancy or work incidental to the construction or repair. A residential contractor is considered licensed for all crafts required in the construction, repair or improvement of a residential structure.

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PSI began administering all exam services in West Virginia beginning ANovember 1, 2022.

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  • The first step in the licensing process is to pass all required exams. Once the exams are passed, then you submit an application to the State Licensing Board.
  • The Business and Law exam is required as well as the trade exam.
  • There are no State mandated minimum experience requirements for this license.
  • There are no State mandated financial requirements except for the Wage Bond.
  • The Licensing application fee is $150.00.
  • All types of contractors are required to carry Workers Compensation Insurance and Unemployment Insurance. Applicants who have NOT been actively and actually engaged in construction work in West Virginia for the past 5 consecutive years must obtain a Wage Bond covering all employee salaries for four weeks at full production.

    Exceptions to the Wage Bond requirement are contractors that are only performing Residential work and those who have been actively engaged in construction work in West Virginia for the past 5 consecutive years.

Residential Contractor means a person whose principal business is in connection with the construction; repair or improvement of real property used as, or intended to be used for, residential occupancy or work incidental to the construction or repair. A residential contractor is considered licensed for all crafts required in the construction, repair or improvement of a residential structure.

West Virginia Division of Labor

Contractor Licensing Board at (304) 558-7890.

West Virginia Division of Labor

Contractor Licensing Board

State Capital Complex, Bldg. 9, Rm. 749

Charleston, WV 25305

 

To apply for an examination:

 

PSI Services, LLC

https://test-takers.psiexams.com/wvcon

Phone: (855)539-0708

 

Important Contacts

To apply for a Contractors license, contact:

West Virginia Division of Labor
Contractor Licensing Board
State Capital Complex, Bldg. 9, Rm. 749
Charleston, WV 25305
(304)558-7890
To apply for an Electricians License or to schedule for and Electrician's exam, contact:

State Fire Commission
Office of the State Fire Marshal
Regulatory and Licensing Division
1207 Quarrier St. 2nd floor
Charleston, WV 25301
(304)558-2191
PSI
3210 E Tropicana
Las Vegas, NV 89121
833-333-4754
West Virginia has no reciprocity agreements for the Residential Contractor license.
West Virginia does not require Continuing Education for this license at this time.

PSI began administering all exam services for West Virginia as of November 1, 2022.

  • PSI administers the exam and a score of 70% is required.
  • Business and Law is required.
  • It is an open book timed test with 80 questions and a 3-hour time limit.
  • The exam fee is $47.50 per exam.
  • To schedule an exam please contact PSI at 855-539-0708
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    https://test-takers.psiexams.com/wvcon

  • Exam topics include: Plan Reading, Site Work, Concrete, Masonry, Carpentry, Interior Finish, Exterior Finish and Safety.

    American Contractors does not currently offer a preparation seminar for the Residential Contractors exam. We have several license classifications under development as Home-Study courses. Please check with us for availability.