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A General Contractor’s license is generally required in Virginia (VA) for any construction work in excess of $1,000. An individual license is issued to those who want to do work with plumbing, electrical, and HVAC, at the master and journeyman levels.

After registering your business with the state of Virginia, you are required to be licensed as a contractor, including commercial, residential, plumbing, electrical and HVAC. Class A license is required for contractors who work on single projects that exceed $120,000 or complete $750,000 in total project value in a 12 month period. Class B license is required for contractors who work on single projects between $10,000 to $120,000 or complete $150,000 in total project value in a 12 month period. Class C license is required for contractors who work on single projects between $1,000 to $10,000 or complete less than $150,000 in total project value in a 12 month period. Contractors must complete pre-licensing requirements for all classifications and then prepare and pass the required state exams.

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    Radon Measurement and Mitigation Bundle

    $695.99

    This course is offered in partnership with CERTI.  Purchase both entry level Certification courses together and save!

    • Includes:
      • Radon and Radon Decay Product Measurement Course
      • Radon Mitigation Technology
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  • Radon Mitigation Technology

    $475.99

    This course is offered in partnership with CERTI.  Entry Level course to become certified in Radon Mitigation in the United States.

    • The instruction is audio based, with online course manual, resources, new ANSI-AARST Standards, and quizzes to reinforce the material.
    • It also includes a field exercise program tailored to your experience level.
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  • Radon and Radon Decay Product Measurement Course

    $325.99

    This course is offered in partnership with CERTI.  Entry Level course which includes training required for becoming certified in radon measurement.

    • This popular online course was recently updated (May 2021) to include video of a classroom session, and the new ANSI-AARST Standards.
    • Includes many extras including business resources and online quiz questions designed to help you prepare for the national certification exam.
    • Students also have access to the audio version of the course.
    • This course is also a p…
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  • NRPP Certification Reinstatement – Mitigation (32 Hours)

    $325.99

    This course is offered in partnership with CERTI. 

    • Applicable for Reinstatement of NRPP Mitigation OR Measurement and Mitigation Certifications that have lapsed more than one year, but less than two years from reapplication date.
    • A review of the entry level measurement and mitigation courses.
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  • Radon & Radon Decay Product Measurement Course (24 Hours)

    $325.99

    This course is offered in partnership with CERTI. 

    • A convenient and comprehensive 24 credit hour course approved for both Measurement & Mitigation professionals. This course builds upon NRPP-45B with additional review questions and assignments.
    • Students listen to the audio and complete the online quizzes.
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  • Radon Mitigation Technology (24 Hours)

    $325.99

    This course is offered in partnership with CERTI. 

    • A thorough review of radon mitigation technology including active soil depressurization, ventilation approaches and guidance for those difficult to mitigate situations.
    • Audio for convenient listening and online review questions and certificate generation.
    • This version has a large question set and is approved for 24 credit hours and is great for mitigation contractors who also hold a measurement certification and need 24 credit hours for renewal of their NRPP cer…
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  • Review of Entry Level Measurement (24 Hours)

    $325.99

    This course is offered in partnership with CERTI. 

    • A review of the entry level measurement course providing you with a great review of topics ranging from the physics of radon all the way through the different types of testing devices and some valuable business perspectives for radon professionals.
    • 24 CE credits for those individuals with two certifications.
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  • Protecting Your Home from Radon (16 Hours)

    $235.99

    This course is offered in partnership with CERTI. 

    • This course includes the book “Protecting Your Home from Radon,” resource materials, and online questions. It provides 16 credit hours for both measurement and mitigation professionals.
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  • NRPP Certification Reinstatement – Measurement (16 Hours)

    $225.99

    This course is offered in partnership with CERTI. 

    • Applicable for Reinstatement of NRPP Measurement Certification that has lapsed more than one year, but less than two years from reapplication date. 16 CE credits.
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  • Radon Measurement & Mitigation in KARST and Tropical Climates (16 Hours)

    $225.99

    This course is offered in partnership with CERTI. 

    • This continuing education course deals with pressure driven entry of radon due to environmental factors found in structures constructed on karst or limestone formations as well as the effects very tight buildings within tropical regions.
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  • Basis for Promoting Radon Reduction in New Construction (16 Hours)

    $225.99

    This course is offered in partnership with CERTI. 

    • This program provides a comprehensive review of the “Why’s” and “How-To’s” of radon control techniques in new and existing homes.
    • These video based presentations were presented by the nation’s leading experts on radon health risk, mitigation techniques as well as legal aspects and social marketing
      strategies.
    • The completeness of this program delivered jointly by NEHA and the US EPA, makes it applicable to environmental…
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  • Conducting Radon Surveys in Schools and Large Buildings (16 Hours)

    $225.99

    This course is offered in partnership with CERTI. 

    • This course provides an in-depth discussion on conducting surveys in schools and large buildings and provides resources and tools in order to conduct surveys.
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  • Review of Entry Level Measurement (16 Hours)

    $225.99

    This course is offered in partnership with CERTI. 

    • A review of the entry level measurement course providing you with a great review of topics ranging from the physics of radon all the way through the different types of testing devices and some valuable business perspectives for radon professionals.
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  • Addressing Radon in Daycare Facilities, Schools and Large Buildings (16 Hours)

    $225.99

    This course is offered in partnership with CERTI. 

    • This course takes radon testing to the next logical step in developing a considered approach to addressing radon concerns that have been identified during a building survey.
    • Whether a survey involves a daycare facility, a school, or an administrative building, there is often a need, as dictated by the availability of resources versus the severity of the problem, to have a plan of attack.
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  • Radon Challenges – Gnarly Tales from the Field

    $225.99

    This course is offered in partnership with CERTI. 

    • Interpreting radon measurements or mitigating buildings with radon concerns is not always as easy we would like them to be.
    • Experienced radon professionals from both sides of the profession occasionally will run across a situation that doesn’t necessarily fit the simple diurnal cycles that affect stack effect or houses that don’t adhere to the simple mitigation diagrams we often see in texts.
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  • Presenting Radon Programs (16 Hours)

    $225.99

    This course is offered in partnership with CERTI. 

    • Whether you are a radon professional or an environmental health professional there is a common need to provide accurate and constructive information about radon.
    • CERTI’s new course Presenting Radon Programs is designed to assist individuals in delivering radon programs to a host of audiences from Real Estate professionals to builders and ultimately to the consumer.
    • The course is based upon many years of experience that CERTI has had in assisting State Radon Pr…
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  • Radon & Radon Decay Product Measurement Course (16 Hours)

    $225.99

    This course is offered in partnership with CERTI. 

    • A convenient and comprehensive 16 credit hour course approved for both measurement & Mitigation Professionals.
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  • Radon Mitigation Technology (16 Hours)

    $225.99

    This course is offered in partnership with CERTI. 

    • A thorough review of radon mitigation technology including active soil depressurization, ventilation approaches and guidance for those difficult to mitigate situations.
    • Audio downloadable on MP3 player for convenient listening and online review questions and certificate generation.
    • This version has a smaller question set and is approved for 16 credit hours and is appropriate for individuals needing 16 credit hours to renew their NRPP measurement or mitigation View Product
  • Radon Entry and Measurement in KARST and Tropical Climates (12 Hours)

    $155.99

    This course is offered in partnership with CERTI. 

    • This continuing education course deals with pressure driven entry of radon due to environmental factors found in structures constructed on karst or limestone formations as well as the effects of very tight buildings within tropical regions.
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  • Advanced Rn Measurements for Multi-Family and other Large Buildings (12 Hours)

    $155.99

    This course is offered in partnership with CERTI. 

    • With the expanding need for radon measurements in apartment buildings as is now required by HUD, students taking this course will learn about the different approaches for testing apartment buildings, as well as, the additional complexity involved with working with tenants as well as clients.
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  • RRNC Practices – An Industry Discussion (8 Hours)

    $110.99

    This course is offered in partnership with CERTI. 

    • This course is comprised of two separate sessions recorded at the U.S. EPA, Region VIII’s Radon Stakeholder’s Meeting in Denver Colorado in April 2010.
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  • Health Perspectives in Promoting RRNC (8 Hours)

    $110.99

    This course is offered in partnership with CERTI. 

    • Highlights of Presentations given at the EPA Region 8 Stakeholders Meeting.
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  • RRNC Practices / Health Perspectives (8 Hours)

    $110.99

    This course is offered in partnership with CERTI. 

    • This course is comprised of sessions recorded at an. EPA, Region VIII’s Radon Stakeholder’s Meeting in April 2010.
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  • Design and Installation of Radon and Soil Gas Collection Systems (8 Hours)

    $110.99

    This course is offered in partnership with CERTI. 

    • This course provides an in-depth discussion in the design and installation of radon mitigation systems and soil gas collection systems in new building construction.
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  • Technical Review of Rn Meas and Mitig Techniques for Radon Professionals

    $110.99

    This course is offered in partnership with CERTI. 

    • Presenting a new course that covers technical aspects of radon measurement and mitigation for residential buildings as well as schools and commercial buildings.
    • It also encompasses techniques for fixing existing structures and design parameters for the incorporation of radon control systems during the construction of homes and large buildings.
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  • Incorporation of Rn Control Techniques in New Construction (8 Hours)

    $110.99

    This course is offered in partnership with CERTI. 

    • Presenting a new course that covers technical aspects of radon measurement and mitigation for residential buildings as well as schools and commercial buildings.
    • It also encompasses techniques for fixing existing structures and design parameters for the incorporation of radon control systems during the construction of homes and large buildings.
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  • Becoming Proficient with Rad Elec E-PERM (4 Hours)

    $55.99

    This course is offered in partnership with CERTI.  A comprehensive program describing the proper use of Electret Ion Chambers as manufactured by Rad Elec.

    • The course consists of a video available online, a course manual describing key operational features of the EPERM system, as well as an opportunity to test your knowledge and skills in calculating results via online questions.
    • This course provides the required educational component of the Rad Elec Manufacturer Certification Program.
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  • Radon from a Physician’s Perspective (4 Hours)

    $55.99

    This course is offered in partnership with CERTI. 

    • This is a round table discussion by radon subject matter experts and Doctors of Osteopathy discussing the health effects of radon exposure and options for including advice and information to patients.
    • The format includes audio instruction over a PowerPoint Presentation.
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  • Interviews with Radon Experts (4 Hours)

    $55.99

    This course is offered in partnership with CERTI. 

    • This audio-based home study course provides you with an easy-to-use format of recorded phone interviews with respected experts in the field providing valuable information and insight to the radon industry.
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  • Radon Control Methods (4 Hours)

    $55.99

    This course is offered in partnership with CERTI. 

    • Video based course designed to familiarize building code officials and radon mitigation approaches and aspects of Appendix F of the building code as it applies to radon resistant new construction.
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  • Workbook for AARST/NRPP Advanced Multi-Family Measurement Listing (4 Hours)

    $55.99

    This course is offered in partnership with CERTI. 

    • This four hour course includes the Workbook (exam) for the AARST/NRPP Advanced Multi-Family Measurement Listing.
    • A prerequisite to this course is either C-12-103 – Advanced Radon Measurements OR C-16-106 – Conducting Radon Surveys in Schools and Large Buildings.
    • After completion of either of those courses and this Workbook Course you are eligible to apply for the Advanced Multi-Family Measurement Listing with NRPP.
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  • Addressing Radon Decay Products – Another Tool in the Tool Box (4 Hours)

    $55.99

    This course is offered in partnership with CERTI. 

    • It is well known the mechanism by which radon exposure increases the potential of lung cancer is alpha release from the short-lived decay products of radon and the amount of these decay products available for respiration can vary due to air circulation rates, particulate levels, etc.
    • This course explores from a practical standpoint how radon decay products are measured and how RDP reduction can enhance soil gas remediation by reducing radon risks to very low levels.
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  • Radon Response for Schools and Commercial Buildings (4 Hours)

    $55.99

    This course is offered in partnership with CERTI. 

    • This 4 hr CE course was a live webcast during the AARST 2020 Virtual International Radon Symposium.
    • The recorded session includes questions and answers from attendees.
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  • Application of HRV/ERV’s for Radon Reduction (4 Hours)

    $55.99

    This course is offered in partnership with CERTI. 

    • This 4 hr CE course was a LIVE WEBCAST during the AARST 2020 Virtual International Radon Symposium
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  • NRPP Measurement and Mitigation Exam Prep

    $35.99

    This course is offered in partnership with CERTI. 

    • We are pleased to present this new course that helps prepare students for the NRPP Measurement Certification Exams.
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  • NRPP Measurement Exam Prep

    $25.99

    This course is offered in partnership with CERTI. 

    • This new course is presented to help prepare students for the NRPP Measurement Certification Exams.
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  • Virginia Electrical Exam Review

    $219.99

    This course covers information regarding the National Electrical Code and other material used for your state exam. In this course you will find:

    • Highlighting guides
    • Practice quizzes
    • Math, Calculations and Theory (This includes additional NEC practice, electrical theory, calculations and transformer information)
    • Instructor Support
    • Test Taking Tips
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  • Virginia HVAC License/Exam Review (Master / Journeyman)

    $219.99

    HVAC licensing in Virginia is at 3 levels: journeyman, master, and contractor. To become either a journeyman HVAC or a master HVAC , there are two examination portions that must be passed: statutory and regulatory portion and the trade portion. This license allows for individual to do work for heating systems, boilers, process piping, and mechanical refrigeration systems. @HomePrep is a National Leader in online education. With over 100,000 satisfied students and a course catalog of over 1,000 classes, we are here to help you – Invest in Yourself.

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  • Virginia Gas Fitter (Master/ Journeyman) Exam Review

    $219.99

    The online course provides everything you need to pass the Virginia Gas Fitter (Master/Journeyman) Exam, including:

    • Highlighting Guides
    • Practice Exams
    • Study Tips
    • Licensing Information
    • Instructor Support
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  • Virginia Plumbing Exam Review

    $219.99

    The Virginia Exam Review includes the following:

    • Highlighting Guides
    • Practice Exams
    • Math and Calculations
    • Study Tips
    • Licensing Information
    • Instructor Support
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  • Virginia Residential Building Exam Review

    $164.99

    The Virginia Residential Building Exam Review includes the following:

    • Highlighting Guides
    • Practice Exams
    • Math and Calculations
    • Study Tips
    • Licensing Information
    • Instructor Support
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  • Virginia Drywall Contracting Exam Review

    $164.99

    This license includes the installation, taping, and finishing of drywall, panels and assemblies of gypsum wallboard, sheathing, and cementitious board. Our program takes you through each one of the reference books that the exam is based on showing you exactly what to highlight. There are optional practice tests as well. @HomePrep is a National Leader in online education. With over 100,000 satisfied students and a course catalog of over 1,000 classes, we are here to help you – Invest in Yourself.

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  • Virginia Commercial Building Exam Review

    $164.99
    • Our online commercial building exam review is one of the best online exam review programs.
    • The program takes you through each one of the reference books that you are allowed to use during the examination showing you exactly what to highlight. After your highlighting is completed with each book, you have the option take an online practice test to reinforce concepts presented. Also, there is an extensive math and plans analysis portion.
    • The entire program is fully narrated.
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  • Virginia Farm Improvement Contracting Exam Review

    $164.99

    This license includes installation, repair or improvement of a nonresidential farm building or structure, or nonresidential farm accessory-use structure, or additions thereto. Our program takes you through each one of the reference books that the exam is based on showing you exactly what to highlight. There are optional practice tests as well. @HomePrep is a National Leader in online education. With over 100,000 satisfied students and a course catalog of over 1,000 classes, we are here to help you – Invest in Yourself.

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  • Virginia Commercial Improvement Exam Review

    $164.99

    This license allows for repair or improvement to non-residential property and multi-family property as defined in the Virginia Uniform Statewide Building Code. Our program takes you through each one of the reference books that the exam is based on showing you exactly what to highlight. There are optional practice tests as well as an extensive math and plans analysis portion. @HomePrep is a National Leader in online education. With over 100,000 satisfied students and a course catalog of over 1,000 classes, we are here to help you – Invest in Yourself.

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  • Virginia Fire Alarm Systems Contracting Exam Review

    $164.99

    This license includes the installation, repair, or improvement of fire alarm systems that operate at 50 volts or less. Our program takes you through each one of the reference books that the exam is based on showing you exactly what to highlight. There are optional practice tests as well. @HomePrep is a National Leader in online education. With over 100,000 satisfied students and a course catalog of over 1,000 classes, we are here to help you – Invest in Yourself.

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  • Virginia Framing Subcontractor Exam Review

    $164.99

    This license includes the construction, removal, repair, or improvement to any framing or rough carpentry necessary for the construction of framed structures. Our program takes you through each one of the reference books that the exam is based on showing you exactly what to highlight. There are optional practice tests as well. @HomePrep is a National Leader in online education. With over 100,000 satisfied students and a course catalog of over 1,000 classes, we are here to help you – Invest in Yourself.

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  • Virginia Insulation and Weather Stripping Contracting Exam Review

    $164.99

    The Virginia Insulation and Weather Stripping Contracting Exam is required to be passed if you are applying for the INS classification. This license includes installation, repair, improvement, or removal of materials classified as insulating media used for the purpose of temperature/sound control of buildings. @HomePrep is a National Leader in online education. With over 100,000 satisfied students and a course catalog of over 1,000 classes, we are here to help you – Invest in Yourself.

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  • Virginia Refrigeration Contracting Exam

    $164.99

    The Virginia Refrigeration Contracting Exam is required to be passed if you are applying for the REF classification. This license includes the installation, repair, or removal of any refrigeration equipment (excluding HVAC equipment). @HomePrep is a National Leader in online education. With over 100,000 satisfied students and a course catalog of over 1,000 classes, we are here to help you – Invest in Yourself.

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  • Virginia Concrete Contracting Exam Review

    $164.99

    The Virginia Concrete Contracting Exam is required to be passed if you are applying for the CEM classification. This license provides for all work in connection with the processing, proportioning, batching, mixing, conveying and placing of concrete composed of materials common to the concrete industry. @HomePrep is a National Leader in online education. With over 100,000 satisfied students and a course catalog of over 1,000 classes, we are here to help you – Invest in Yourself.

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  • Virginia Home Improvement Exam Review

    $164.99

    The Virginia Exam Review includes the following:

    • Highlighting Guides
    • Practice Exams
    • Math and Calculations
    • Study Tips
    • Licensing Information
    • Instructor Support

    *The Business and Law Exam must be passed to become a licensed contractor

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  • State Licensed Contractor Application Processing

    Virginia Application Processing

    $129.99$199.99

    @HomePrep Application Processing is here to ensure your application to become a state licensed contractor gets filled out correctly and promptly. We provide a professional service ensuring your privacy and comfort throughout the entire process. Following your purchase of the Virginia Application Processing our AP Coordinator will contact you to discuss the next steps. If you have any questions please call us at 800-952-0910. We look forward to working with you.

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  • Virginia Contractor Class A/B Practice Tests

    $102.99

    Virginia requires two licenses to become a contractor: Business/Law and Technical. The Class A/B license covers the business and law portion and is required by the designated employee or member of responsible management. There is an 8-hour Pre-License requirement for all new Virginia Contractors. @HomePrep is a National Leader in online education. With over 100,000 satisfied students and a course catalog of over 1,000 classes, we are here to help you – Invest in Yourself.

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    Virginia 8 Hour Pre-Licensing Course

    $79.99

    Topics include:

    • Licensing
    • Business Structures
    • Bidding and Estimating
    • Risk Management
    • Lien Law
    • Taxes
    • Standards of Conduct
    • Safety and much much more!

    8 Hour Pre-Licensing: $102.99
    Trade Exam Review: $219.99
    Class A or B Exam Practice Tests: $102.99

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  • Virginia Electrical Continuing Education 2014 NEC (3 Hours)

    $43.99

    Virginia Electricians (Masters and Journeyman) are required to obtain 3 hours of continuing education for each renewal. You can take either the 2014 NEC or the 2017 NEC for your continuing education. The following courses are state-approved and will satisfy all of your required hours: 2014 NEC Changes, 2017 NEC Changes. @HomePrep is a National Leader in online education. With over 100,000 satisfied students and a course catalog of over 1,000 classes, we are here to help you – Invest in Yourself.

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  • Virginia Electrical Continuing Education 2017 NEC (3 Hours)

    $43.99

    Virginia Electricians (Masters and Journeyman) are required to obtain 3 hours of continuing education for each renewal. You can take either the 2014 NEC or the 2017 NEC for your continuing education. The following courses are state-approved and will satisfy all of your required hours: 2014 NEC Changes, 2017 NEC Changes. @HomePrep is a National Leader in online education. With over 100,000 satisfied students and a course catalog of over 1,000 classes, we are here to help you – Invest in Yourself.

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  • Virginia Plumbing 2015 Code Update Continuing Education (3 Hours)

    $43.99

    Virginia Plumbers (Masters and Journeyman) are required to obtain 3 hours of continuing education for each renewal. The following courses are state approved: 2015 IPC Changes. @HomePrep is a National Leader in online education. With over 100,000 satisfied students and a course catalog of over 1,000 classes, we are here to help you – Invest in Yourself.

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Contractor License FAQs

How Do I Get A Contractors License In Virginia?

The first step to obtaining your license is to complete an 8 Hour Pre-Licensing Course. This course is required for all potential contractors.

We also offer the materials needed to get your Class A, B, or C Contractor License.To be a Class A or Class B Contractor, individuals must pass an examination on the regulations of the board and on business management practices. You are also required to pass an examination specific to your type of work. The Board must pre-approve your ability to sit for the exam.

Class A Contractor Requirements:

  • Complete 8 Hour Pre-Licensing Course
  • Pass General, Advanced, and Law exams
  • Pass any specialty exams required for your trade
  • Submit an Application to the State
  • Show 5 years experience and a net worth of at least $45,000

Class B Contractor Requirements:

  • Complete 8 Hour Pre-Licensing Course
  • Pass General and Law exams
  • Pass any specialty exams required for your trade
  • Submit an Application to the State
  • Show 3 years experience and a net worth of at least $15,000

Class C Contractor Requirements:

  • Complete 8 Hour Pre-Licensing Course
  • Pass any specialty exams required for your trade
  • Submit an Application to the State
  • Show 2 years experience

By allowing us to be the chosen provider for exam prep courses, continuing education credits and a variety of other courses, students can be assured they are receiving state and industry approved training.

Do I Need A License?

Virginia requires tradesman licenses for electrical, plumbing, HVAC and all gas fitting. The Virginia Board for Contractors licenses work at three levels, beginning with jobs of $1,000. Applicants need to complete eight hours of pre-license education before they may receive one.

What Is A Class C License?

Class C contractors perform or manage construction, removal, repair, or improvements when (i) the total value referred to in a single contract or project is over $1,000 but no more than $10,000, or (ii) the total value of all such construction, removal, repair, or improvements undertaken by such person within any twelve-month period is no more than $150,000.

Where Can I Find Exam Prep Books?

We offer a wide range of exam prep books for the construction fields. Visit our bookstore to begin.

How Much Does It Cost?

Licensing costs vary depending on the type of license you need. For example, some trades will cost more than others and some licenses, like the general contractors license, require additional certification. Those additional certifications add to the cost. If you have a specific question about the cost of study materials for your license, contact us. Our support team is here to help.

License Requirements

There may be additional permitting requirements established by local cities, towns, municipalities or governments below the state level beyond the Commonwealth of Virginia business registration requirements as well as the DPOR Board for Contractors licensing requirements. These vary and it remains the contractor’s responsibility to know and follow all registrations and permitting requirements pertinent to their specialty and industry.

Does A Handyman Need A License

According to Virginia state law, a general handyman does not need a license to perform basic repair and maintenance tasks for homeowners. However, if an unlicensed handyman does any work falling into the scope of a licensed contractor, he or she is subject to fines and possible prosecution. The major purpose of licensing is to protect the health, safety, and welfare of the public. Check with your licensing department for specific rules, but err on the side of caution as it’s better to be safe than sorry.

Can I Get A Contractors License Without Experience?

According to the Virginia Department of Professional and Occupational Regulation, all applicants must be over 18 years old and have some experience in order to receive their license. At the lowest level, or Class C license, you must have at least two years experience in the specialty. For Class B, you need 3 years. For Class A you need 5 years experience.

How Long Does It Take?

According to the Virginia DPOR, applications are processed on a first in – first out basis. The average processing time for most applications is approximately 30 days. This is just an average and it can be more or less depending on a number of factors.

The license will be issued at the initial review and will be mailed to you if your application is complete and you have met all of the eligibility requirements. If your application is incomplete, then a letter will be sent to you outlining what was missing and what is needed to finish the review and issue your license.

Virginia Contacts

To apply for a contractor license, contact:

Virginia Department of Professional and Occupational Regulation
9960 Mayland Drive
Suite 400
Richmond, VA 23233
1-804-367-8511
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To apply for a tradesman license, contact:

Virginia Department of Professional and Occupational Regulation
9960 Mayland Drive
Suite 400
Richmond, VA 23233
1-804-367-8511
Website

To schedule your exam, contact:

PSI
3210 East Tropicana
Las Vegas, NV 89121
1-800-733-9267
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