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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
Foreign Qualification is Prerequisite:Not Set
Exam Required?Not Set
Registered Agent (Special Agency) Required?Not Set

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.

Exam Required?Not Set
Registered Agent (Special Agency) Required?Not Set

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
Notarization Required?:Not required

Local Construction and Contracting Company Licenses

Barboursville Municipal Contractor License

Agency:Village of Barboursville City Hall (WV)
Foreign Qualification is Prerequisite:Not Set
Exam Required?Not Set
Registered Agent (Special Agency) Required?Not Set

Initial Registration

Form:

Business License Application

Agency Fee:

$5

Required Attachments:
  • A copy of your West Virginia Contractor’s License
  • A copy of your Certificate of Liability Insurance
  • A copy of your West Virginia Business Registration

Registration Renewal

Form:

Business License Application (Renewal)

Agency Fee:

$5

Due:

Annually by June 30.

Required Attachments:
  • A copy of your West Virginia Contractor’s License
  • A copy of your Certificate of Liability Insurance
  • A copy of your West Virginia Business Registration

Dunbar Contractor's License

Agency:Dunbar City Clerk's Office (WV)
Foreign Qualification is Prerequisite:Not Set
Exam Required?Not Set
Registered Agent (Special Agency) Required?Not Set

Initial Registration

Form:

Application for Contractor's License

Agency Fee:

$25

Required Attachments:
  • Copy of general liability insurance policy 
  • Copy of current West Virginia Contractor's License

Registration Renewal

Form:

Application for Contractor's License (Renewal)

Agency Fee:

$25

Due:

Annually by June 30.

Notes:

All city Business & Occupation Taxes must be paid up to date before any license can be issued.

Required Attachments:
  • Copy of general liability insurance policy 
  • Copy of current West Virginia Contractor's License

Huntington Business License - Contractor

Agency:City of Huntington Finance Division (WV)
Foreign Qualification is Prerequisite:Not Set
Exam Required?Not Set
Registered Agent (Special Agency) Required?Not Set

Initial Registration

Form:

Business License Application

Agency Fee:

$20

Required Attachments:
  • A copy of your West Virginia Contractor’s License from the WV Division of Labor (if applicable)
  • A copy of your Certificate of Liability Insurance
    • Provide documentation showing the General Liability is at least $300,000/$600,000
    • The City needs to be listed as the Certificate Holder
  • A copy of your WV Business Registration Certificate from the West Virginia State Tax Department

Registration Renewal

Form:

Business License Application (Renewal)

Agency Fee:

$20

Due:

Annually by June 30.

Required Attachments:
  • A copy of your West Virginia Contractor’s License from the WV Division of Labor (if applicable)
  • A copy of your Certificate of Liability Insurance
    • Provide documentation showing the General Liability is at least $300,000/$600,000
    • The City needs to be listed as the Certificate Holder
  • A copy of your WV Business Registration Certificate from the West Virginia State Tax Department

Kenova Contractor License

Agency:Kenova City Hall (WV)
Foreign Qualification is Prerequisite:Not Set
Exam Required?Not Set
Registered Agent (Special Agency) Required?Not Set

Initial Registration

Form:

Business License Application

Agency Fee:

$55

Required Attachments:
  • A copy of your West Virginia Contractor's License
  • Certificate of General Liability Insurance with the city of Kenova listed as certificate holder

Registration Renewal

Form:

Business License Application (Renewal)

Agency Fee:

$55

Due:

Annually by June 30.

Required Attachments:
  • A copy of your West Virginia Contractor's License
  • Certificate of General Liability Insurance with the city of Kenova listed as certificate holder

Individual Licenses

West Virginia Individual Construction and Contracting Licenses

West Virginia Apprentice Electrician License

Agency:West Virginia Fire Commission - Regulatory and Licensing Division
Foreign Qualification is Prerequisite:Not Set
Exam Required?Not Set
Registered Agent (Special Agency) Required?Not Set

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
Foreign Qualification is Prerequisite:Not Set
Exam Required?Not Set
Registered Agent (Special Agency) Required?Not Set

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
Foreign Qualification is Prerequisite:Not Set
Exam Required?Not Set
Registered Agent (Special Agency) Required?Not Set

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
Foreign Qualification is Prerequisite:Not Set
Exam Required?Not Set
Registered Agent (Special Agency) Required?Not Set

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
Foreign Qualification is Prerequisite:Not Set
Exam Required?Not Set
Registered Agent (Special Agency) Required?Not Set

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
Foreign Qualification is Prerequisite:Not Set
Exam Required?Not Set
Registered Agent (Special Agency) Required?Not Set

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
Foreign Qualification is Prerequisite:Not Set
Exam Required?Not Set
Registered Agent (Special Agency) Required?Not Set

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 Elevator Mechanic License

Agency:West Virginia Division of Labor - Consumer Safety
Foreign Qualification is Prerequisite:Not Set
Exam Required?Not Set
Registered Agent (Special Agency) Required?Not Set

Initial Registration

Form:

Elevator Mechanic License Application

Agency Fee:

$180

Registration Renewal

Form:

Elevator Mechanic License Renewal

Agency Fee:

$180

Due:

Biennially by the end of the registration anniversary month.

West Virginia Engineered Fire Suppression System Installer License

Agency:West Virginia Fire Commission - Regulatory and Licensing Division
Foreign Qualification is Prerequisite:Not Set
Exam Required?Not Set
Registered Agent (Special Agency) Required?Not Set

Initial Registration

Form:

Application for Fire Protection Worker

Agency Fee:

$50 for 1 year or $100 for 3 years

Registration Renewal

Form:

Application for Fire Protection Worker (Renewal)

Agency Fee:

$50 for 1 year or $100 for 3 years

Due:

Annually by the end of the registration anniversary month. Licensees may elect to renew every 3 years instead.

West Virginia Engineered Fire Suppression System Technician License

Agency:West Virginia Fire Commission - Regulatory and Licensing Division
Foreign Qualification is Prerequisite:Not Set
Exam Required?Not Set
Registered Agent (Special Agency) Required?Not Set

Initial Registration

Form:

Application for Fire Protection Worker

Agency Fee:

$25 for 1 year or $50 for 3 years

Registration Renewal

Form:

Application for Fire Protection Worker (Renewal)

Agency Fee:

$25 for 1 year or $50 for 3 years

Due:

Annually by the end of the registration anniversary month. Licensees may elect to renew every 3 years instead.

West Virginia Fire Protection Layout Technician License

Agency:West Virginia Fire Commission - Regulatory and Licensing Division
Foreign Qualification is Prerequisite:Not Set
Exam Required?Not Set
Registered Agent (Special Agency) Required?Not Set

Initial Registration

Form:

Application for Fire Protection Worker

Agency Fee:

$100 for 1 year or $175 for 3 years

Registration Renewal

Form:

Application for Fire Protection Worker (Renewal)

Agency Fee:

$100 for 1 year or $175 for 3 years

Due:

Annually by the end of the registration anniversary month. Licensees may elect to renew every 3 years instead.

West Virginia HVAC Residential Technician Certification

Agency:West Virginia Division of Labor - Licensing Section
Foreign Qualification is Prerequisite:Not Set
Exam Required?Not Set
Registered Agent (Special Agency) Required?Not Set

Initial Registration

Form:

HVAC Technician License Application

Agency Fee:

$60

Notarization Required?: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
Foreign Qualification is Prerequisite:Not Set
Exam Required?Not Set
Registered Agent (Special Agency) Required?Not Set

Initial Registration

Form:

HVAC Technician License Application

Agency Fee:

$50

Notarization Required?: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
Foreign Qualification is Prerequisite:Not Set
Exam Required?Not Set
Registered Agent (Special Agency) Required?Not Set

Initial Registration

Form:

HVAC Technician License Application

Agency Fee:

$75

Notarization Required?: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
Foreign Qualification is Prerequisite:Not Set
Exam Required?Not Set
Registered Agent (Special Agency) Required?Not Set

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
Foreign Qualification is Prerequisite:Not Set
Exam Required?Not Set
Registered Agent (Special Agency) Required?Not Set

Initial Registration

Form:

Plumber License Application

Agency Fee:

$75

Notarization Required?: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 Sprinkler Fitter License

Agency:West Virginia Fire Commission - Regulatory and Licensing Division
Foreign Qualification is Prerequisite:Not Set
Exam Required?Not Set
Registered Agent (Special Agency) Required?Not Set

Initial Registration

Form:

Application for Fire Protection Worker

Agency Fee:

$100 for 1 year or $175 for 3 years

Registration Renewal

Form:

Application for Fire Protection Worker (Renewal)

Agency Fee:

$100 for 1 year or $175 for 3 years

Due:

Annually by the end of the registration anniversary month. Licensees may elect to renew every 3 years instead.

West Virginia Lead Inspector License

Agency:West Virginia Office of Environmental Health Services Radiation, Toxics & Indoor Air Division
Foreign Qualification is Prerequisite:No
Exam Required?Not Set
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
Foreign Qualification is Prerequisite:Not Set
Exam Required?Not Set
Registered Agent (Special Agency) Required?Not Set

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
Foreign Qualification is Prerequisite:Not Set
Exam Required?Not Set
Registered Agent (Special Agency) Required?Not Set

Initial Registration

Form:

Plumber License Application

Agency Fee:

$75

Notarization Required?: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
Foreign Qualification is Prerequisite:Not Set
Exam Required?Not Set
Registered Agent (Special Agency) Required?Not Set

Initial Registration

Form:

Plumber License Application

Agency Fee:

$50

Notarization Required?:Required

Registration Renewal

Agency Fee:

$50

Due:

Annually by the date of issuance.

Notes:

No renewal form-only fee needed to renew.

West Virginia Portable Fire Extinguisher Technician License

Agency:West Virginia Fire Commission - Regulatory and Licensing Division
Foreign Qualification is Prerequisite:Not Set
Exam Required?Not Set
Registered Agent (Special Agency) Required?Not Set

Initial Registration

Form:

Application for Fire Protection Worker

Agency Fee:

$50 for 1 year or $100 for 3 years

Registration Renewal

Form:

Application for Fire Protection Worker (Renewal)

Agency Fee:

$50 for 1 year or $100 for 3 years

Due:

Annually by the end of the registration anniversary month. Licensees may elect to renew every 3 years instead.

West Virginia Pre-Engineered Fire Suppression System Installer License

Agency:West Virginia Fire Commission - Regulatory and Licensing Division
Foreign Qualification is Prerequisite:Not Set
Exam Required?Not Set
Registered Agent (Special Agency) Required?Not Set

Initial Registration

Form:

Application for Fire Protection Worker

Agency Fee:

$50 for 1 year or $100 for 3 years

Registration Renewal

Form:

Application for Fire Protection Worker (Renewal)

Agency Fee:

$50 for 1 year or $100 for 3 years

Due:

Annually by the end of the registration anniversary month. Licensees may elect to renew every 3 years instead.

West Virginia Pre-Engineered Suppression System Technician License

Agency:West Virginia Fire Commission - Regulatory and Licensing Division
Foreign Qualification is Prerequisite:Not Set
Exam Required?Not Set
Registered Agent (Special Agency) Required?Not Set

Initial Registration

Form:

Application for Fire Protection Worker

Agency Fee:

$25 for 1 year or $50 for 3 years

Registration Renewal

Form:

Application for Fire Protection Worker (Renewal)

Agency Fee:

$25 for 1 year or $50 for 3 years

Due:

Annually by the end of the registration anniversary month. Licensees may elect to renew every 3 years instead.

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