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Virginia: General Contractor License
In order to work as a contractor in Virginia, the first thing you must do is register your business in the state. Even if your business is registered in another state, you must register it in Virginia. Working without authorization or without a license can lead to fines and penalties, even jail time.

There are three types of construction contractor licenses in Virginia: Class A, Class B, and Class C.
The difference between each license is in the following table:
Licenses types:



The exam is in English. It is mandatory to take the 8-hour class.

To obtain a Class A license, you must pass the following parts of the exam:
Part 1 - Virginia Portion (Rules and Regulations)
Part 2 - General Portion
Part 3 - Advanced Portion

To obtain a Class B license, you must pass the following parts of the exam:
Part 1 - Virginia Portion (Rules and Regulations)
Part 2 - General Portion

To obtain the Class C license, you must pass the specialty exam. For more information about this exam, please contact us at 571-332-0083
VIRGINIA PORTION consists of 24 Questions
Passing Score: 18
Time: 48 minutes

  • 7 questions about Contractor Regulation
  • 5 questions about Board Rules and Regulations
  • 5 questions about Building Codes
  • 5 questions about the Transaction Recovery Fund
  • 2 questions about Virginia Regulations for Erosion and Sediment Control


PART 2-GENERAL PORTION consists of 50 Questions
Passing Score: 35
Time: 100 minutes

  • 2 questions about business organization
  • 10 questions about estimating and bidding
  • 10 questions about contract management
  • 7 questions about project management
  • 3 questions about risk management
  • 5 questions about safety
  • 3 questions about labor laws
  • 5 questions about financial management
  • 4 questions about federal and state taxes
  • 1 question about liens laws


PART 3-ADVANCED PORTION consists of 24 Questions
Passing Score: 17
Time: 60 minutes

  • 1 question about estimation and bidding
  • 4 questions about contract management
  • 1 question about project management
  • 2 questions about risk management
  • 2 questions about safety
  • 4 questions about Labor Laws
  • 5 questions about financial management
  • 4 questions about federal and state taxes
  • 1 question about Liens Laws


Once you have passed the exam, you must submit an application with several documents and demonstrate your years of experience in the field.

Duration: 12 Hours
Schedule: Tuesdays
Dates: August 22 - 26
Time: 6pm - 8pm
Via Zoom
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For more information about the application, please contact us at 571-332-0083

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