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 C Contractor License Process?Below is an abridged outline of the DPOR steps to getting your Class C License, or you can view the complete 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