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West Virginia Contractors License

West Virginia
Contractors License

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Since 1993 our company has been helping contractors get their West Virginia state contractors license. With a 99% success rate, our exam prep classes are the best in the industry.

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Contractors License Overview

  • As of March 31, 2008 the State of West Virginia will have new exams and reference materials provided by a new testing company, Prov. The following licensing information is for exams starting April 1, 2008.
  • All contractor classifications are required to pass both the Business and Law exam and a trade exam. 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.
  • There are no State mandated minimum experience requirements for Contractors license. (Electrician’s have experience requirements) There are no State mandated financial requirements, though a Wage Bond may be required, if individuals have not been actively engaged in business for the last 5 years.
  • For additional licensing requirements including experience, financial and bonding requirements, exam information and reciprocity, please select the License link below.


West Virginia Residential


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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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West Virginia Commercial


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West Virginia General Building Contractor

A General Building Contractor is a person who's principal business is in connection with any structures built or being built, to be used for the support, shelter, and enclosure of persons, animals, or moveable property of any kind, requiring in the construction the use of more than two contractor classifications, or a person who supervises the whole or any part of construction. The "General Building Contractor" classification applies to work on both commercial & residential properties.

Seminars and Required Books   Availability: Online Registration Available  Seminar Price: $408.1.00



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West Virginia Multifamily Building Contractor

The Multifamily License is for any person who is engaged in the construction, repair or improvement of a multifamily residential structure or work incidental thereto. A multifamily residential structure means a structure containing two or more residential units.

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West Virginia Business and Law


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West Virginia Business and Law

The Business and Law exam can stand alone for those specialty licenses that only require this exam to be taken.  Only 3 designated specialties may be listed for a Specialty Contractor license.

The Business and Law exam is required  for all major classifications in addition to the specific trade exam.

Seminars and Required Books   Availability: Online Registration Available  Seminar Price: $174.9.00




West Virginia Electrical


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West Virginia Electrical Contractor

The Electrical Contractor is for those engaged in the business of contracting to install, erect, repair or alter electrical equipment for the generation, transmission or utilization of electrical energy.

Seminars and Required Books   Availability: Online Registration Available  Seminar Price: $445.2.00



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West Virginia Electrician Apprentice

An apprentice is also known as a “helper” and they are qualified to perform electrical work but MUST be supervised at all times by a Journeyman or Master Electrician. (A licensed apprentice is not authorized to perform electrical work unsupervised at any given time).

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West Virginia Electrician Journeyman

A Journeyman may perform all types of electrical work EXCEPT design of electrical systems (commercial and industrial design).

 Journeymen are qualified to perform work in all sub-classified specialty areas such as HVAC, Elevator, Electric Sign and so forth. Each Journeyman may supervise up to 3 licensed Apprentice Electricians.

 Journeyman may also pull permits in many areas. (Check with your local Inspectors Office)

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West Virginia Master Electrician

 A Master Electrician may perform all types of electrical work including layout and the design of electrical blue prints. A Master may supervise and/or instruct Journeyman and Apprentices on the job or in a vocational course. A Master can perform work in all sub-classifications and pull permits

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West Virginia HVAC and Mechanical


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West Virginia HVAC Contractor

"Heating, Ventilating and Cooling Technician" means a person who engages in the business of contracting to install, erect, repair, service or alter heating, ventilating and air conditioning equipment or systems to heat, cool or ventilate residential and commercial structures or work incidental to the installation or repair.

All persons performing HVAC work in the State of West Virginia are required to have an HVAC Technician Certification, regardless of the dollar amount of the job or the individual’s affiliation with a licensed contractor. 

HVAC work which is $2,500.00 or more (material & labor for entire project, not just the HVAC work) requires the individual / company to obtain a HVAC Contractor License.  This requires HVAC and WV Business & Law exam scores.

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West Virginia Plumbing


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West Virginia Plumbing License

West Virginia law requires that each individual that works in the installation, repair and maintenance of plumbing fixtures, piping and equipment within West Virginia to be certified. To become Certified, each individual working as a Master Plumber, Journeyman Plumber or Plumber in Training must demonstrate competency both by experience and by passing exams in the field of plumbing at the level of certification being sought.

Plumbing work consists of installing water lines, vents and drains inside a building. It does not include replacing faucets, washers, unclogging sinks, installing dishwasher, etc

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West Virginia Low Voltage and Fire


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West Virginia Sprinkler and Fire Protection Contractor

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West Virginia Specialty Trades


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West Virginia Concrete Contractor

A Concrete Contractor is allowed to install and repair concrete, concrete reinforcing materials, concrete products and accessories common to the industry, including the forming, pouring, and finishing of concrete structures such as footings, foundations, slabs, basements, sidewalks and walkways, driveways and parking areas, fence footings, decorative concrete walls not to exceed four feet in height and retaining walls not to exceed five feet in height and the excavation incidental to the performance of that work.

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West Virginia Excavation Contractor

Excavating Contractor means a contractor whose primary business is the installation, alteration, and repair of earthen material by digging, trenching, grading, or compacting the material for a cut, fill, grade, or trench and work incidental to the undertaking, including the installation, alteration, and repairing of crib walls, gabion walls, and other devices not to exceed six (6) feet in height for the purpose of controlling the movement of earthen materials.

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West Virginia General Engineering Contractor

General Engineering Contractor means a person whose principal business is in connection with public or private works project, including, but not limited to, one or more of the following: Irrigation, drainage and water supply projects, including, electrical generation projects, swimming pools, flood control, harbors, railroads, highways, tunnels, airports and airways, sewers and sewage disposal systems, bridges, inland waterways, pipelines for transmission of petroleum and other liquid or gaseous substances, refineries, chemical plants and other industrial plants requiring a specialized engineering knowledge and skill, piers and foundations, and structures or work incidental thereto.

“Swimming pools” means a public swimming pool as defined by the Building Officials and Code Administrators B.O.C.A. National Building Code/1990, Article 6, Section 623.2.A.

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West Virginia Manufactured Home Installation

General Engineering Contractor means a person whose principal business is in connection with public or private works project, including, but not limited to, one or more of the following: Irrigation, drainage and water supply projects, including, electrical generation projects, swimming pools, flood control, harbors, railroads, highways, tunnels, airports and airways, sewers and sewage disposal systems, bridges, inland waterways, pipelines for transmission of petroleum and other liquid or gaseous substances, refineries, chemical plants and other industrial plants requiring a specialized engineering knowledge and skill, piers and foundations, and structures or work incidental thereto.

“Swimming pools” means a public swimming pool as defined by the Building Officials and Code Administrators B.O.C.A. National Building Code/1990, Article 6, Section 623.2.A.

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West Virginia Masonry Contractor

General Engineering Contractor means a person whose principal business is in connection with public or private works project, including, but not limited to, one or more of the following: Irrigation, drainage and water supply projects, including, electrical generation projects, swimming pools, flood control, harbors, railroads, highways, tunnels, airports and airways, sewers and sewage disposal systems, bridges, inland waterways, pipelines for transmission of petroleum and other liquid or gaseous substances, refineries, chemical plants and other industrial plants requiring a specialized engineering knowledge and skill, piers and foundations, and structures or work incidental thereto.

“Swimming pools” means a public swimming pool as defined by the Building Officials and Code Administrators B.O.C.A. National Building Code/1990, Article 6, Section 623.2.A.

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West Virginia Piping Contractor

General Engineering Contractor means a person whose principal business is in connection with public or private works project, including, but not limited to, one or more of the following: Irrigation, drainage and water supply projects, including, electrical generation projects, swimming pools, flood control, harbors, railroads, highways, tunnels, airports and airways, sewers and sewage disposal systems, bridges, inland waterways, pipelines for transmission of petroleum and other liquid or gaseous substances, refineries, chemical plants and other industrial plants requiring a specialized engineering knowledge and skill, piers and foundations, and structures or work incidental thereto.

“Swimming pools” means a public swimming pool as defined by the Building Officials and Code Administrators B.O.C.A. National Building Code/1990, Article 6, Section 623.2.A.

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West Virginia Steel Erection Contractor

General Engineering Contractor means a person whose principal business is in connection with public or private works project, including, but not limited to, one or more of the following: Irrigation, drainage and water supply projects, including, electrical generation projects, swimming pools, flood control, harbors, railroads, highways, tunnels, airports and airways, sewers and sewage disposal systems, bridges, inland waterways, pipelines for transmission of petroleum and other liquid or gaseous substances, refineries, chemical plants and other industrial plants requiring a specialized engineering knowledge and skill, piers and foundations, and structures or work incidental thereto.

“Swimming pools” means a public swimming pool as defined by the Building Officials and Code Administrators B.O.C.A. National Building Code/1990, Article 6, Section 623.2.A.

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West Virginia Utilities (Water and Sewer) Contractor

General Engineering Contractor means a person whose principal business is in connection with public or private works project, including, but not limited to, one or more of the following: Irrigation, drainage and water supply projects, including, electrical generation projects, swimming pools, flood control, harbors, railroads, highways, tunnels, airports and airways, sewers and sewage disposal systems, bridges, inland waterways, pipelines for transmission of petroleum and other liquid or gaseous substances, refineries, chemical plants and other industrial plants requiring a specialized engineering knowledge and skill, piers and foundations, and structures or work incidental thereto.

“Swimming pools” means a public swimming pool as defined by the Building Officials and Code Administrators B.O.C.A. National Building Code/1990, Article 6, Section 623.2.A.

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