Virginia Licensing Overview for a General Contractor

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

General Guidelines for a General Contractor in Virginia

Specific requirements to perform general contractor 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?

Contractors

General requirements for a general contractor license?

General Contractors are required to obtain a license awarded by the Department of Professional and Occupational Regulations. There are 3 classes of license you can choose from depending on the scope of work you plan to do:

•Class A: Individual projects ranging from $10,000 to $150,000 annually. A minimum of 2 years of experience is required.
•Class B: Individual projects ranging from $120,000 to $750,000 a year. A minimum of 3 years of experience is required.
•Class C/Unlimited: A minimum of 5 years of experience is required, and you’ll need to complete a pre-license education class approved by the Board of Contractors and pass the exams.

What’s the state licensing site for a general contractor?

Virginia Board for Contractors

What are some training programs available for a general contractor?

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.

Location(s):

Virginia