For electrical, plumbing, HVAC, gas fitting, liquefied petroleum gas fitting and natural gas fitting the qualified individual of the company also has to get a tradesman license. At the end of this section you'll find information on how to get this license.
Contractor's license fees: It will cost $60 to take the Class A exam. The Class B exam costs $40. A Class A license costs $230 and a Class B license is $205, both nonrefundable. A Class C certificate costs $150 nonrefundable. All are good for two years.
If you have a valid license in another state the Board may grant you a Virginia license by reciprocity. Requirements for this vary so you'll need to check with the Board.
Department of Professional and Occupational Regulation
Board for Contractors
3600 West Broad Street
P. O. Box 11066
Richmond, VA 23230-1066
Fax: (804) 367-2474
The Tradesman Licensing Section of the Board for Contractors issues journeyman and master licenses for the electrical, plumbing, HVAC, gas fitting, natural gas fitting and liquid petroleum gas fitting trades. You must pass an exam to get any of these licenses. To qualify for a journeyman exam, you must have one of the following:
Four years of practical trade experience and 240 hours of vocational training. You can substitute each year of experience (after the four years) for 80 hours of training, up to 200 hours.
An associate degree from a Department-approved program and two years of practical experience.
An bachelor's degree from a Department-approved program and one year of practical experience.
Ten years of documented Department-approved practical experience.
To qualify for a master exam you must have one of the following:
One year of experience as a licensed journeyman
ten years of documented Department-approved practical experience.
Exams are given by:
PSI Examination Services
3210 E. Tropicana
Las Vegas, NV 89121
Fax: (702) 932-2666
Contractor's license fees: It will cost $80 to take the exam. The initial tradesman license will cost $75. To add a trade designation to your current state-issued Virginia tradesman license.
Virginia has a reciprocity agreement for electricians and plumbers licensed in North Carolina. Source(s):
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