Construction Licensing Compliance Guide

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Virginia Construction Licensing

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Licenses are typically required for individuals and businesses that provide construction industry services. This guide contains information about construction industry licensing in Virginia.

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Company Licenses

Virginia Construction and Contracting Company Licenses

Virginia Asbestos Contractor License

More Information:

http://www.dpor.virginia.gov/Boards/ALHI/

Agency:Virginia Department of Professional and Occupational Regulation - Board for Asbestos, Lead and Home Inspectors
Fact Checked:4/27/18

Initial Registration

Form:

Asbestos Contractor License Application

Filing Method:

Mail

Agency Fee:

$110

Fact Checked:12/4/18

Registration Renewal

Form:

Contractor - Asbestos & Lead License Renewal Form -3306

Filing Method:

Mail

Agency Fee:

$70

Due:

Annually by the end of the month of issuance.

Fact Checked:12/4/18

Virginia Class A Contractor Firm License

Agency:Virginia Department of Professional and Occupational Regulation - Board for Contractors
Foreign Qualification is Prerequisite:Yes
Financial Requirements:

Applicants must have a net worth of at least $45,000.

Bond Requirements:

Contractors have the option of filing a $50,000 surety bond, submitting a financial statement form, or submitting financial statements reviewed or audited by a CPA.

Notes:

Any contractor who undertakes a project the total value of which is $120,000 or more is required to have a Class A license.

Fact Checked:1/22/19

Initial Registration

Form:

Contractor Firm License Application

Agency Fee:

$385

Fact Checked:1/30/19

Registration Renewal

Filing Method:

Online

Agency Fee:

$240

Due:

Biennially by the end of the month of issuance.

Fact Checked:1/30/19

Virginia Class B Contractor Firm License

Agency:Virginia Department of Professional and Occupational Regulation - Board for Contractors
Foreign Qualification is Prerequisite:Yes
Financial Requirements:

Applicants must have a net worth of at least $15,000.

Bond Requirements:

Contractors have the option of filing a $50,000 surety bond, submitting a financial statement form, or submitting financial statements reviewed or audited by a CPA.

Notes:

Any contractor who undertakes a project the total value which is between $10,000 and $120,000 is required to have a Class B license.

Fact Checked:1/22/19

Initial Registration

Form:

Contractor Firm License Application

Agency Fee:

$370

Fact Checked:1/30/19

Registration Renewal

Filing Method:

Online

Agency Fee:

$225

Due:

Biennially by the end of the month of issuance.

Fact Checked:1/30/19

Virginia Class C Contractor Firm License

Agency:Virginia Department of Professional and Occupational Regulation - Board for Contractors
Foreign Qualification is Prerequisite:Yes
Financial Requirements:

There is no net worth requirement for Class C licenses.

Bond Requirements:

There is no bond requirement for Class C licenses.

Notes:

Any contractor who undertakes a project the total value which is between $1,000 and $10,000 is required to have a Class C license.

Fact Checked:1/22/19

Initial Registration

Form:

Contractor Firm License Application

Agency Fee:

$235

Fact Checked:1/30/19

Registration Renewal

Filing Method:

Online

Agency Fee:

$195

Due:

Biennially by the end of the month of issuance.

Fact Checked:1/30/19

Virginia Lead Abatement Contractor License

More Information:

http://www.dpor.virginia.gov/Boards/ALHI/

Agency:Virginia Department of Professional and Occupational Regulation - Board for Asbestos, Lead and Home Inspectors
Fact Checked:4/27/18

Initial Registration

Form:

Virginia Lead Abatement Contractor License

Agency Fee:

$110

Fact Checked:1/27/20

Registration Renewal

Form:

Virginia Lead Abatement Contractor License Renewal

Agency Fee:

$30

Due:

Annually by the end of the month the license was issued in.

Fact Checked:1/27/20

Individual Licenses

Virginia Individual Construction and Contracting Licenses

Virginia Asbestos Inspector License

More Information:

http://www.dpor.virginia.gov/Boards/ALHI/

Agency:Virginia Department of Professional and Occupational Regulation - Board for Asbestos, Lead and Home Inspectors
Fact Checked:4/27/18

Initial Registration

Form:

Asbestos Inspector License Application

Agency Fee:

$80

Fact Checked:1/30/20

Registration Renewal

Form:

Individual - Asbestos License Renewal Form

Agency Fee:

$25

Due:

Annually by the end of the month of issuance.

Notes:

Prior to the expiration date shown on the individual's current license, the individual desiring to renew that license shall provide evidence of meeting the annual refresher training requirement for license renewal

Fact Checked:1/30/20

Virginia Asbestos Management Planner License

More Information:

http://www.dpor.virginia.gov/Boards/ALHI/

Agency:Virginia Department of Professional and Occupational Regulation - Board for Asbestos, Lead and Home Inspectors
Fact Checked:4/27/18

Initial Registration

Form:

Asbestos Management Planner License Application

Agency Fee:

$80

Fact Checked:1/30/20

Registration Renewal

Form:

Individual - Asbestos License Renewal Form

Agency Fee:

$25

Due:

Annually by the end of the month of issuance.

Notes:

Prior to the expiration date shown on the individual's current license, the individual desiring to renew that license shall provide evidence of meeting the annual refresher training requirement for license renewal

Fact Checked:1/30/20

Virginia Asbestos Project Designer License

More Information:

http://www.dpor.virginia.gov/Boards/ALHI/

Agency:Virginia Department of Professional and Occupational Regulation - Board for Asbestos, Lead and Home Inspectors
Fact Checked:4/27/18

Initial Registration

Form:

Asbestos Project Designer License Application

Agency Fee:

$80

Fact Checked:1/30/20

Registration Renewal

Form:

Individual - Asbestos License Renewal Form

Agency Fee:

$25

Due:

Annually by the end of the month of issuance.

Notes:

Prior to the expiration date shown on the individual's current license, the individual desiring to renew that license shall provide evidence of meeting the annual refresher training requirement for license renewal

Fact Checked:1/30/20

Virginia Asbestos Project Monitor License

More Information:

http://www.dpor.virginia.gov/Boards/ALHI/

Agency:Virginia Department of Professional and Occupational Regulation - Board for Asbestos, Lead and Home Inspectors
Fact Checked:4/27/18

Initial Registration

Form:

Asbestos Project Monitor License Application

Agency Fee:

$80

Fact Checked:1/30/20

Registration Renewal

Form:

Individual - Asbestos License Renewal Form

Agency Fee:

$25

Due:

Annually by the end of the month of issuance.

Notes:

Prior to the expiration date shown on the individual's current license, the individual desiring to renew that license shall provide evidence of meeting the annual refresher training requirement for license renewal

Fact Checked:1/30/20

Virginia Asbestos Supervisor License

More Information:

http://www.dpor.virginia.gov/Boards/ALHI/

Agency:Virginia Department of Professional and Occupational Regulation - Board for Asbestos, Lead and Home Inspectors
Fact Checked:4/27/18

Initial Registration

Form:

Asbestos Supervisor License Application

Agency Fee:

$80

Fact Checked:1/30/20

Registration Renewal

Form:

Individual - Asbestos License Renewal Form

Agency Fee:

$25

Due:

Annually by the end of the month of issuance.

Notes:

Prior to the expiration date shown on the individual's current license, the individual desiring to renew that license shall provide evidence of meeting the annual refresher training requirement for license renewal

Fact Checked:1/30/20

Virginia Asbestos Worker License

More Information:

http://www.dpor.virginia.gov/Boards/ALHI/

Agency:Virginia Department of Professional and Occupational Regulation - Board for Asbestos, Lead and Home Inspectors
Fact Checked:4/27/18

Initial Registration

Form:

Asbestos Worker License Application

Agency Fee:

$80

Fact Checked:1/30/20

Registration Renewal

Form:

Individual - Asbestos License Renewal Form

Agency Fee:

$25

Due:

Annually by the end of the month of issuance.

Notes:

Prior to the expiration date shown on the individual's current license, the individual desiring to renew that license shall provide evidence of meeting the annual refresher training requirement for license renewal

Fact Checked:1/30/20

Virginia Certified Elevator Mechanic License

More Information:

http://www.dpor.virginia.gov/Boards/Tradesmen/

Agency:Virginia Department of Professional and Occupational Regulation - Tradesmen Program
Fact Checked:4/27/18

Initial Registration

Form:

Elevator Mechanic Application

Agency Fee:

$130

Fact Checked:1/30/20

Registration Renewal

Agency Fee:

$90

Due:

Biennially by the end of the month of issuance.

Notes:

A renewal card will be mailed to licensee.

Fact Checked:1/30/20

Virginia Journeyman Certified Water Well System Provider License

More Information:

http://www.dpor.virginia.gov/Boards/Tradesmen/

Agency:Virginia Department of Professional and Occupational Regulation - Tradesmen Program
Fact Checked:4/27/18

Initial Registration

Form:

Certified Water Well System Provider Application

Agency Fee:

$130

Fact Checked:1/30/20

Registration Renewal

Agency Fee:

$90

Due:

Biennially by the end of the month of issuance.

Notes:

The board will mail a renewal notice to the regulant outlining procedures for renewal.

Fact Checked:1/30/20

Virginia Journeyman Electrician License

More Information:

http://www.dpor.virginia.gov/Boards/Tradesmen/

Agency:Virginia Department of Professional and Occupational Regulation - Tradesmen Program
Fact Checked:4/27/18

Initial Registration

Form:

Tradesman Exam & License Application

Agency Fee:

$130

Fact Checked:1/30/20

Registration Renewal

Agency Fee:

$135

Due:

Triennially by the end of the month of issuance.

Notes:

The board will mail a renewal notice to the regulant outlining procedures for renewal.

Fact Checked:1/30/20

Virginia Journeyman Gas Fitting License

More Information:

http://www.dpor.virginia.gov/Boards/Tradesmen/

Agency:Virginia Department of Professional and Occupational Regulation - Tradesmen Program
Fact Checked:4/27/18

Initial Registration

Form:

Tradesman Exam & License Application

Agency Fee:

$130

Fact Checked:1/30/20

Registration Renewal

Agency Fee:

$90

Due:

Triennially by the end of the month of issuance.

Notes:

The board will mail a renewal notice to the regulant outlining procedures for renewal.

Fact Checked:1/30/20

Virginia Journeyman Heating, Ventilation & Air Conditioning License

More Information:

http://www.dpor.virginia.gov/Boards/Tradesmen/

Agency:Virginia Department of Professional and Occupational Regulation - Tradesmen Program
Fact Checked:4/27/18

Initial Registration

Form:

Tradesman Exam & License Application

Agency Fee:

$130

Fact Checked:1/30/20

Registration Renewal

Agency Fee:

$135

Due:

Triennially by the end of the month of issuance.

Notes:

The board will mail a renewal notice to the regulant outlining procedures for renewal.

Fact Checked:1/30/20

Virginia Journeyman Liquefied Petroleum Gas Fitter License

More Information:

http://www.dpor.virginia.gov/Boards/Tradesmen/

Agency:Virginia Department of Professional and Occupational Regulation - Tradesmen Program
Fact Checked:4/27/18

Initial Registration

Form:

Tradesman Exam & License Application

Agency Fee:

$130

Fact Checked:1/30/20

Registration Renewal

Agency Fee:

$90

Due:

Triennially by the end of the month of issuance.

Notes:

The board will mail a renewal notice to the regulant outlining procedures for renewal.

Fact Checked:1/30/20

Virginia Journeyman Natural Gas Fitter License

More Information:

http://www.dpor.virginia.gov/Boards/Tradesmen/

Agency:Virginia Department of Professional and Occupational Regulation - Tradesmen Program
Fact Checked:4/27/18

Initial Registration

Form:

Tradesman Exam & License Application

Agency Fee:

$130

Fact Checked:1/30/20

Registration Renewal

Agency Fee:

$90

Due:

Triennially by the end of the month of issuance.

Notes:

The board will mail a renewal notice to the regulant outlining procedures for renewal.

Fact Checked:1/30/20

Virginia Journeyman Plumber License

More Information:

http://www.dpor.virginia.gov/Boards/Tradesmen/

Agency:Virginia Department of Professional and Occupational Regulation - Tradesmen Program
Fact Checked:4/27/18

Initial Registration

Form:

Tradesman Exam & License Application

Agency Fee:

$130

Fact Checked:1/30/20

Registration Renewal

Agency Fee:

$135

Due:

Triennially by the end of the month of issuance.

Notes:

The board will mail a renewal notice to the regulant outlining procedures for renewal.

Fact Checked:1/30/20

Virginia Lead Abatement Inspector License

More Information:

http://www.dpor.virginia.gov/Boards/ALHI/

Agency:Virginia Department of Professional and Occupational Regulation - Board for Asbestos, Lead and Home Inspectors
Fact Checked:4/27/18

Initial Registration

Form:

Lead Abatement Inspector License Application

Agency Fee:

$110

Fact Checked:1/30/20

Registration Renewal

Form:

Individual - Lead License Renewal Form

Agency Fee:

$25

Due:

Annually by the end of the month of issuance.

Notes:

Prior to the expiration date shown on the individual's current license, the individual desiring to renew that license shall provide evidence of meeting the annual refresher training requirement for license renewal

Fact Checked:1/30/20

Virginia Lead Abatement Project Designer License

More Information:

http://www.dpor.virginia.gov/Boards/ALHI/

Agency:Virginia Department of Professional and Occupational Regulation - Board for Asbestos, Lead and Home Inspectors
Fact Checked:4/27/18

Initial Registration

Form:

Lead Abatement Project Designer License Application

Agency Fee:

$80

Fact Checked:1/30/20

Registration Renewal

Form:

Individual - Lead License Renewal Form

Agency Fee:

$25

Due:

Annually by the end of the month of issuance.

Notes:

Prior to the expiration date shown on the individual's current license, the individual desiring to renew that license shall provide evidence of meeting the annual refresher training requirement for license renewal

Fact Checked:1/30/20

Virginia Lead Abatement Risk Assessor License

More Information:

http://www.dpor.virginia.gov/Boards/ALHI/

Agency:Virginia Department of Professional and Occupational Regulation - Board for Asbestos, Lead and Home Inspectors
Fact Checked:4/27/18

Initial Registration

Form:

Lead Abatement Risk Assessor License Application

Agency Fee:

$80

Fact Checked:1/30/20

Registration Renewal

Form:

Individual - Lead License Renewal Form

Agency Fee:

$25

Due:

Annually by the end of the month of issuance.

Notes:

Prior to the expiration date shown on the individual's current license, the individual desiring to renew that license shall provide evidence of meeting the annual refresher training requirement for license renewal

Fact Checked:1/30/20

Virginia Lead Abatement Supervisor License

More Information:

http://www.dpor.virginia.gov/Boards/ALHI/

Agency:Virginia Department of Professional and Occupational Regulation - Board for Asbestos, Lead and Home Inspectors
Fact Checked:4/27/18

Initial Registration

Form:

Lead Abatement Supervisor License Application

Agency Fee:

$80

Fact Checked:1/30/20

Registration Renewal

Form:

Individual - Lead License Renewal Form

Agency Fee:

$25

Due:

Annually by the end of the month of issuance.

Notes:

Prior to the expiration date shown on the individual's current license, the individual desiring to renew that license shall provide evidence of meeting the annual refresher training requirement for license renewal

Fact Checked:1/30/20

Virginia Lead Abatement Worker License

More Information:

http://www.dpor.virginia.gov/Boards/ALHI/

Agency:Virginia Department of Professional and Occupational Regulation - Board for Asbestos, Lead and Home Inspectors
Fact Checked:4/27/18

Initial Registration

Form:

Lead Abatement Worker License Application

Agency Fee:

$80

Fact Checked:1/30/20

Registration Renewal

Form:

Individual - Lead License Renewal Form

Agency Fee:

$25

Due:

Annually by the end of the month of issuance.

Notes:

Prior to the expiration date shown on the individual's current license, the individual desiring to renew that license shall provide evidence of meeting the annual refresher training requirement for license renewal

Fact Checked:1/30/20

Virginia Master Certified Water Well System Provider License

More Information:

http://www.dpor.virginia.gov/Boards/Tradesmen/

Agency:Virginia Department of Professional and Occupational Regulation - Tradesmen Program
Fact Checked:4/27/18

Initial Registration

Form:

Certified Water Well System Provider Application

Agency Fee:

$130

Fact Checked:1/30/20

Registration Renewal

Agency Fee:

$90

Due:

Biennially by the end of the month of issuance.

Notes:

The board will mail a renewal notice to the regulant outlining procedures for renewal.

Fact Checked:1/30/20

Virginia Master Electrician License

More Information:

http://www.dpor.virginia.gov/Boards/Tradesmen/

Agency:Virginia Department of Professional and Occupational Regulation - Tradesmen Program
Fact Checked:4/27/18

Initial Registration

Form:

Tradesman Exam & License Application

Agency Fee:

$130

Original Ink:Not required
Fact Checked:2/15/19

Initial Registration

Form:

Tradesman Exam & License Application

Agency Fee:

$130

Fact Checked:1/30/20

Registration Renewal

Filing Method:

Online

Agency Fee:

$90

Due:

Biennially, on the last day of the month of issuance.

Original Ink:Not required
Fact Checked:2/15/19

Registration Renewal

Agency Fee:

$135

Due:

Triennially by the end of the month of issuance.

Notes:

The board will mail a renewal notice to the regulant outlining procedures for renewal.

Fact Checked:1/30/20

Virginia Master Gas Fitting License

More Information:

http://www.dpor.virginia.gov/Boards/Tradesmen/

Agency:Virginia Department of Professional and Occupational Regulation - Tradesmen Program
Fact Checked:4/27/18

Initial Registration

Form:

Tradesman Exam & License Application

Agency Fee:

$130

Fact Checked:1/30/20

Registration Renewal

Agency Fee:

$90

Due:

Triennially by the end of the month of issuance.

Notes:

The board will mail a renewal notice to the regulant outlining procedures for renewal.

Fact Checked:1/30/20

Virginia Master Heating, Ventilation & Air Conditioning License

More Information:

http://www.dpor.virginia.gov/Boards/Tradesmen/

Agency:Virginia Department of Professional and Occupational Regulation - Tradesmen Program
Fact Checked:4/27/18

Initial Registration

Form:

Tradesman Exam & License Application

Agency Fee:

$130

Fact Checked:1/30/20

Registration Renewal

Agency Fee:

$135

Due:

Triennially by the end of the month of issuance.

Notes:

The board will mail a renewal notice to the regulant outlining procedures for renewal.

Fact Checked:1/30/20

Virginia Master Liquefied Petroleum Gas Fitter License

More Information:

http://www.dpor.virginia.gov/Boards/Tradesmen/

Agency:Virginia Department of Professional and Occupational Regulation - Tradesmen Program
Fact Checked:4/27/18

Initial Registration

Form:

Tradesman Exam & License Application

Agency Fee:

$130

Fact Checked:1/30/20

Registration Renewal

Agency Fee:

$90

Due:

Triennially by the end of the month of issuance.

Notes:

The board will mail a renewal notice to the regulant outlining procedures for renewal.

Fact Checked:1/30/20

Virginia Master Natural Gas Fitter License

More Information:

http://www.dpor.virginia.gov/Boards/Tradesmen/

Agency:Virginia Department of Professional and Occupational Regulation - Tradesmen Program
Fact Checked:4/27/18

Initial Registration

Form:

Tradesman Exam & License Application

Agency Fee:

$130

Fact Checked:1/30/20

Registration Renewal

Agency Fee:

$90

Due:

Triennially by the end of the month of issuance.

Notes:

The board will mail a renewal notice to the regulant outlining procedures for renewal.

Fact Checked:1/30/20

Virginia Master Plumber License

More Information:

http://www.dpor.virginia.gov/Boards/Tradesmen/

Agency:Virginia Department of Professional and Occupational Regulation - Tradesmen Program
Fact Checked:4/27/18

Initial Registration

Form:

Tradesman Exam & License Application

Agency Fee:

$130

Fact Checked:1/30/20

Registration Renewal

Agency Fee:

$135

Due:

Triennially by the end of the month of issuance.

Notes:

The board will mail a renewal notice to the regulant outlining procedures for renewal.

Fact Checked:1/30/20

Virginia Trainee Certified Water Well System Provider License

More Information:

http://www.dpor.virginia.gov/Boards/Tradesmen/

Agency:Virginia Department of Professional and Occupational Regulation - Tradesmen Program
Fact Checked:4/27/18

Initial Registration

Form:

Certified Water Well System Provider Application

Agency Fee:

$130

Fact Checked:1/30/20

Registration Renewal

Agency Fee:

$90

Due:

Biennially by the end of the month of issuance.

Notes:

The board will mail a renewal notice to the regulant outlining procedures for renewal.

Fact Checked:1/30/20

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