Virginia Licensing Overview for a Carpenter

Licensing for a carpenter in Virginia is controlled by the Virginia Board for Contractors.

General Guidelines for a Carpenter in Virginia

Specific requirements to perform carpenter services can generally be used as a guideline, but make sure to check with your local governing rules and regulations.

Who’s allowed to perform these services?


General requirements for carpenter license required?

As a carpenter in Virginia, you’ll fall under the Residential Building Contractor classification which includes Home Improvement Contracting. You’ll need to complete a pre-license education course approved by the Board of Contractors and you must pass an exam.

What’s the state licensing site for carpenter?

Virginia Board for Contractors

What are some training programs available for carpenter?

See training programs

How long is a license good for and when do I need to renew?

Check with local governing body for updated details.

What are fees associated with licensing?

Check with local governing body for updated details.