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  • West Virginia Residential Contractor License – Books Only Package


    As of this time we do not offer any courses for this exam. We do offer all the required books for this exam here in one complete package. Individual books can be found in our bookstore. Please be sure to check back in the future for possible course material, as we are always adding to our course catalog.

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Requirements To Complete

About This License

“Residential Contractor” means a person whose principal business is in connection with construction, repair or improvement of real property used as, or intended to be used for, residential property.

Requirements to Obtaining Your License

  • Anyone seeking to become a contractor in West Virginia is required to sit for two exams, business and law and the trade.
  • Proof of workers compensation, tax registration, and employment security coverage is required.
  • Licenses are good for one year.

Applying For Your License

An application for licensure can be obtained from the West Virginia Contractor Licensing Board by calling 1-304-558-7890. The licensing and application fee is $90.

Exam Details

  • To schedule your exam, contact ProV at 1-866-720-7768.
  • 60 questions and a 3 hour time limit
  • 70% is required to pass the exam
  • The exam fee is $42.
  • Plan reading, sitework, concrete, masonry, carpentry, interior finish, exterior finish, safety.

Books and References for the Exam

The following references are permitted to be taken into the examination. These references may be tabbed (with a permanent index tab) and highlighted. They are available for purchase from our online contractor’s bookstore or by calling our office at 1-800-952-0910.

    • 2015 International Residential Code
    • Residential Home Builder Study Guide

Note: The following two books can be substituted for the Residential Home Builder study guide listed above.

  • Masonry and Sitework for the Residential Contractor Trainee Guide
  • Study Guide for Residential Carpentry & Repair

Exam Review Education

As of this time, we do not offer any review for this exam.

Continuing Education

There are no requirements for continuing education as of this time.

Reciprocity Agreement

Reciprocity is considered on a case by case basis.

How It Works


Obtain pre-approval from the state (if applicable).


Purchase Exam Prep materials.


Schedule and pass your state exams.


Submit to the state your application, licensing fee, and proof of insurance.