What is the difference in classes of Virginia contractor licenses?Virginia Class A Contractor License: Required for any single contracts or projects worth $120,000 or more or a total of $750,000 in a 12-month period Minimum net worth of $45,000 Minimum 5 years experience Unlimited maximum size Unlimited maximum annual revenue Ability to demolish or deconstruct any building in addition to constructing Virginia Class B Contractor License: Required when the construction, repairs or improvement to a single project total $10,000 or more Minimum net worth of $15,000 Minimum 3 years experience Maximum project size is less than $120,000 Maximum annual revenue is less than $750,000 Virginia Class C Contractor License: Repairs, improvements or construction of a project worth more than $1,000 but less than $10,000 No minimum net worth requirement. Minimum 2 years experience Maximum project size is less than $10,000 Maximum annual revenue is less than $150,000
What is the Virginia Class A Contractor License Process?The DPOR lists the steps to getting your contractor license. Below is an abridged outline, but you can view the full list of detailed steps here.
- Create a business entity. Before applying for your application, name your business and make sure to register your business with the state of Virginia here.
- Decide which license you need (A,B, or C as listed previously).
- Take a mandatory 8-Hour pre-license course (required for all license types)
- Pass the required exams
- Complete your application and submit to the Board with the appropriate fee