West Virginia Licensing Overview for a General Contractor

Licensing for a general contractor in West Virginia is controlled by the West Virginia Division of Labor.

General Guidelines for a General Contractor in West 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?


General requirements for a general contractor license?

All general contractors are required to obtain a state license if the project exceeds $2,500. There are different license classifications you can apply for depending on the work you do.

You’ll be required to:

• Submit proof of insurance or proof of a wage bond.
• Pass business and law exams.

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

West Virginia Division of Labor

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.


West Virginia