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A General Contractors license is required in West Virginia (WV) for virtually an aspect of construction where the project is valued over $1,000.  Any electrical performed for compensation must be by a licensed electrician.  To become a licensed contractor, candidates are required to pass two examinations: business and law and the trade.  Applications for electrical licensure can be obtained by calling 1-304-558-2191 ext. 219.  Applications for all other licenses can be obtained by calling 1-304-558-9551.  Examinations can be scheduled through ProV by calling 1-866-720-7768 .

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  • West Virginia Business and Law Exam – Books Only Package

    $77.99

    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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  • West Virginia General Building 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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  • West Virginia Residential Contractor License – Books Only Package

    $839.96

    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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  • West Virginia Multifamily Building License – Books Only Package

    $497.97

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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.
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  • West Virginia Plumbing Contractor License – Books Only Package

    $506.97

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    $267.98

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As a national leader in contractor licensing and continuing education, @HomePrep helps contractors and trades people who are serious about investing in themselves, advancing their careers, and increasing working capital. For those seeking licensing in West Virginia, our number one goal is to deliver the highest quality contractors license courses to you at the lowest possible price.

Whether you are a general contractor, home builder, electrician, plumber, or specialize in another trade, we have the right online courses and the best books to get your West Virginia license and maintain continuing education in the state.

This site offers 1000 courses and 115 State Board Accreditations, and we’ve served 110,000 students in 25 industries since 2014. We strive to provide the most inclusive and beneficial content to help our students advance in their field.

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Contractor License FAQs

How Do I Get A Contractors License In West Virginia?

A contractors license is required in West Virginia  for virtually any aspect of construction where the project is valued over $1,000.  To become a licensed contractor, candidates are required to pass two examinations: business and law and a trade exam. 

Per the process conducted through the West Virginia Division of Labor/Contractor Licensing Board the first step to get a contractors license is to pass two exams: a Business & Law exam and a trade exam (for various classifications). You will want to verify the classification of the type of work you want to do. Here is a complete list of tested classifications.

Need study materials to pass your exam(s)? All @HomePrep exam prep courses and continuing education credits ensure you receive state and industry approved training. We are a national leader in online education.  

Any electrical performed for compensation of $1,000 or more must be done by a licensed electrician. Applications for electrical licensure can be obtained by calling 1-304-558-2191 ext. 219.  Applications for all other licenses can be obtained by calling 1-304-558-9551. Examinations can be scheduled through ProV by calling 1-866-720-7768.

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?

It costs $90 for a General Building Contractors License. 

License Requirements

  • Register for and take the necessary exams: Business & Law exam, and the necessary Trade exam 
  • Register with the West Virginia Tax Department for a business registration tax number
  • Workers compensation and unemployment insurance 

Application/affidavit

*There are no State mandated financial requirements, though a Wage Bond may be required, if individuals have not been actively engaged in business for the last 5 years.

Does A Handyman Need A License?

A contractor’s license is required in West Virginia prior to working on any project that exceeds $1,000. One may perform handyman services for minor repairs such as windows, walls, and interior painting.

Can I Get A Contractors License Without Experience?

There are no state mandated minimum experience requirements in West Virginia for a Contractors License.

*Please note there are experience requirements for electricians.

How Long Does It Take?

The average processing time for West Virginia Contractors License applications varies depending on how long it takes to complete registration with the other agencies.  Once the application is received in the Contractor Licensing Section the license is usually issued within ten to fifteen working days via mail, or same day if brought to the office.

West Virginia Contacts

To apply for a HVAC, Plumbing, or Contractors license, contact:
West Virginia Division of Labor
State Capital Complex
Building 6, Room B749
Charleston, WV 25305
1-304-558-7890
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To apply for an electrical license, contact:
West Virginia State Fire Commission
1207 Quarrier Street
Charleston, WV 25301
1-304-558-2191
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To schedule your exam, contact:
ProV
200 Association Drive, Suite 190
Charleston, WV 25311
1-866-720-7768
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