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West 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 West Virginia.

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Company Licenses

West Virginia Construction and Contracting Company Licenses

West Virginia Asbestos Abatement Contractor License

Agency:West Virginia Department of Health and Human Resources - Radiation, Toxics, & Indoor Air Division

Initial Registration

Form:

Asbestos Abatement Contractor License Application

Filing Method:

Mail or online.

Agency Fee:

$300 + $6.75 if applying online.

Registration Renewal

Filing Method:

Online

Agency Fee:

$300 + $6.75 if applying online.

West Virginia Contractor License

Agency:West Virginia Division of Labor
Foreign Qualification is Prerequisite:Yes
Insurance Requirements:

Contractors with employees must obtain workers' compensation insurance.

Bond Requirements:

A wage bond may be required for contractors with employees. See the license application for details.

Initial Registration

Form:

Contractor License Application/Affidavit

Instructions:

Packet Instructions

Agency Fee:

$90

Registration Renewal

Filing Method:

Online

Agency Fee:

$90

Due:

Annually by the date of issuance.

Original Ink:Not required
Notarize:Not required

Individual Licenses

West Virginia Individual Construction and Contracting Licenses

West Virginia Apprentice Electrician License

Agency:West Virginia Fire Commission - Regulatory and Licensing Division

Initial Registration

Form:

Electrical Exam Application

Agency Fee:

$10 testing fee + $50 license fee

Registration Renewal

Agency Fee:

$50

Due:

Annually by June 30.

Notes:

A renewal notice will be mailed in April. Return the renewal form with the appropriate licensure fee in the provided envelope.

West Virginia Asbestos Abatement Project Designer License

Agency:West Virginia Department of Health and Human Resources - Radiation, Toxics, & Indoor Air Division

Initial Registration

Form:

Asbestos Licensing Applications for Individuals

Filing Method:

Mail or online.

Agency Fee:

$100

Notes:

Must submit with application a copy of EPA or West Virginia approved initial certificate.

Registration Renewal

Form:

Asbestos Licensing Applications for Individuals (Renewal)

Filing Method:

Mail or online.

Agency Fee:

$100

Due:

Annually by the end of the month of most recent registration.

Notes:

Must submit with application a copy of EPA or West Virginia approved refresher certificate. Inital and renewal application are the same form.

West Virginia Asbestos Abatement Supervisor License

Agency:West Virginia Department of Health and Human Resources - Radiation, Toxics, & Indoor Air Division

Initial Registration

Form:

Asbestos Licensing Applications for Individuals

Filing Method:

Mail or online.

Agency Fee:

$100

Notes:

Must submit with application a copy of EPA or West Virginia approved initial certificate.

Registration Renewal

Form:

Asbestos Licensing Applications for Individuals (Renewal)

Filing Method:

Mail or online.

Agency Fee:

$100

Due:

Annually by the end of the month of most recent registration.

Notes:

Must submit with application a copy of EPA or West Virginia approved refresher certificate. Inital and renewal application are the same form.

West Virginia Asbestos Air Clearance Monitor License

Agency:West Virginia Department of Health and Human Resources - Radiation, Toxics, & Indoor Air Division

Initial Registration

Form:

Asbestos Licensing Applications for Individuals

Filing Method:

Mail or online.

Agency Fee:

$100

Notes:

Must submit with application a copy of EPA or West Virginia approved initial certificate.

Registration Renewal

Form:

Asbestos Licensing Applications for Individuals (Renewal)

Filing Method:

Mail or online.

Agency Fee:

$100

Due:

Annually by the end of the month of most recent registration.

Notes:

Must submit with application a copy of EPA or West Virginia approved refresher certificate. Inital and renewal application are the same form.

West Virginia Asbestos Inspector License

Agency:West Virginia Department of Health and Human Resources - Radiation, Toxics, & Indoor Air Division

Initial Registration

Form:

Asbestos Licensing Applications for Individuals

Filing Method:

Mail or online.

Agency Fee:

$100

Notes:

Must submit with application a copy of EPA or West Virginia approved initial certificate.

Registration Renewal

Form:

Asbestos Licensing Applications for Individuals (Renewal)

Filing Method:

Mail or online.

Agency Fee:

$100

Due:

Annually by the end of the month of most recent registration.

Notes:

Must submit with application a copy of EPA or West Virginia approved refresher certificate. Inital and renewal application are the same form.

West Virginia Asbestos Management Planner License

Agency:West Virginia Department of Health and Human Resources - Radiation, Toxics, & Indoor Air Division

Initial Registration

Form:

Asbestos Licensing Applications for Individuals

Filing Method:

Mail or online.

Agency Fee:

$100

Notes:

Must submit with application a copy of EPA or West Virginia approved initial certificate.

Registration Renewal

Form:

Asbestos Licensing Applications for Individuals (Renewal)

Filing Method:

Mail or online.

Agency Fee:

$100

Due:

Annually by the end of the month of most recent registration.

Notes:

Must submit with application a copy of EPA or West Virginia approved refresher certificate. Inital and renewal application are the same form.

West Virginia Asbestos Worker License

Agency:West Virginia Department of Health and Human Resources - Radiation, Toxics, & Indoor Air Division

Initial Registration

Form:

Asbestos Licensing Applications for Individuals

Filing Method:

Mail or online.

Agency Fee:

$50

Notes:

Must submit with application a copy of EPA or West Virginia approved initial certificate.

Registration Renewal

Form:

Asbestos Licensing Applications for Individuals (Renewal)

Filing Method:

Mail or online.

Agency Fee:

$50

Due:

Annually by the end of the month of most recent registration.

Notes:

Must submit with application a copy of EPA or West Virginia approved refresher certificate. Inital and renewal application are the same form.

West Virginia HVAC Residential Technician Certification

Agency:West Virginia Division of Labor - Licensing Section

Initial Registration

Form:

HVAC Technician License Application

Agency Fee:

$60

Notarize:Required

Registration Renewal

Agency Fee:

$60

Due:

Annually by the date of issuance.

Notes:

No renewal form-only fee needed to renew.

West Virginia HVAC Technician in Training License

Agency:West Virginia Division of Labor - Licensing Section

Initial Registration

Form:

HVAC Technician License Application

Agency Fee:

$50

Notarize:Required

Registration Renewal

Agency Fee:

$50

Due:

Annually by the date of issuance.

Notes:

No renewal form-only fee needed to renew.

West Virginia HVAC Technician License

Agency:West Virginia Division of Labor - Licensing Section

Initial Registration

Form:

HVAC Technician License Application

Agency Fee:

$75

Notarize:Required

Registration Renewal

Agency Fee:

$75

Due:

Annually by the date of issuance.

Notes:

No renewal form-only fee needed to renew.

West Virginia Journeyman Electrician License

Agency:West Virginia Fire Commission - Regulatory and Licensing Division

Initial Registration

Form:

Electrical Exam Application

Agency Fee:

$25 testing fee + $50 Application fee

Registration Renewal

Agency Fee:

$50

Due:

Annually by June 30.

Notes:

A renewal notice will be mailed in April. Return the renewal form with the appropriate licensure fee in the provided envelope.

West Virginia Journeyman Plumber License

Agency:West Virginia Division of Labor - Licensing Section

Initial Registration

Form:

Plumber License Application

Agency Fee:

$75

Notarize:Required

Registration Renewal

Agency Fee:

$75

Due:

Annually by the date of issuance.

Notes:

No renewal form-only fee needed to renew.

West Virginia Lead Inspector License

Agency:West Virginia Office of Environmental Health Services Radiation, Toxics & Indoor Air Division
Foreign Qualification is Prerequisite:No
Registered Agent (Special Agency) Required?No

Initial Registration

Form:

Lead Application for Individuals 

Filing Method:

Mail or email Elizabeth.A.Armstrong@wv.gov

Agency Fee:

$100 + $2.25 convenience fee

Required Attachments:
  • Copy of EPA or West Virginia approved initial or refresher certificate. Note: An inspector license cannot be obtained using a risk assessor certificate.

Registration Renewal

Form:

Lead Application for Individuals 

Filing Method:

Mail or email Elizabeth.A.Armstrong@wv.gov

Agency Fee:

$100 + $2.25 convenience fee

Due:

Annually in correspondence with the date of expiration, which is the last day of the month it was issued.

 

Required Attachments:

Copy of EPA or West Virginia approved initial or refresher certificate. Note: An inspector license cannot be obtained using a risk assessor certificate.

West Virginia Master Electrician License

Agency:West Virginia Fire Commission - Regulatory and Licensing Division

Initial Registration

Form:

Electrical Exam Application

Agency Fee:

$25 testing fee + $50 Application fee

Reciprocal Registration

Form:

Reciprocity Application for Electrical Licensure

Agency Fee:

$50

Original Ink:Not required

Registration Renewal

Form:

An annual renewal form is mailed to licensees every April.

Agency Fee:

$50

Due:

Annually by June 30th.

Original Ink:Not required

Registration Renewal

Agency Fee:

$50

Due:

Annually by June 30.

Notes:

A renewal notice will be mailed in April. Return the renewal form with the appropriate licensure fee in the provided envelope.

West Virginia Master Plumber License

Agency:West Virginia Division of Labor - Licensing Section

Initial Registration

Form:

Plumber License Application

Agency Fee:

$75

Notarize:Required

Registration Renewal

Agency Fee:

$75

Due:

Annually by the date of issuance.

Notes:

No renewal form-only fee needed to renew.

West Virginia Plumber in Training License

Agency:West Virginia Division of Labor - Licensing Section

Initial Registration

Form:

Plumber License Application

Agency Fee:

$50

Notarize:Required

Registration Renewal

Agency Fee:

$50

Due:

Annually by the date of issuance.

Notes:

No renewal form-only fee needed to renew.

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