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West Virginia Contractors License

pass your west virginia contractors examAll contractor classifications are required to pass both the Business and Law exam and a trade exam. The first step in the licensing process is to pass all required exams. Once the exams are passed, then you submit an application to the State Licensing Board. There are no State mandated minimum experience requirements for Contractors license. (Electrician's have experience requirements) 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.

 

West Virginia Contractors License Requirements

 

let us help you get your contractors licenseA contractors license is required in West Virginia for virtually any 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. All types of contractors are required to carry Workers Compensation Insurance and Unemployment Insurance. Applicants who have NOT been actively and actually engaged in construction work in West Virginia for the past 5 consecutive years must obtain a Wage Bond covering all employee salaries for four weeks at full production. Exceptions to the Wage Bond requirement are contractors that are only performing Residential work and those who have been actively engaged in construction work in West Virginia for the past 5 consecutive years. More info here.

 

West Virginia Contractors Fees

 

contractors license feesContractor license fees: A license is good for one year and costs between $90 and $100. This amount sometimes includes both the non-refundable application processing fee and covers one or two-year fee. Usually all applicants must have certain amount of working capital. In addition, applicants must also file a bond with the registrar.

 

West Virginia Contractors Exam Details

 

contractor exam detailed informationYou have to pass a business and law exam and a trade exam to get a license. For law and business exam there are 50 questions and an 2 hour time limit. A 70% is required to pass the exam. The exam fee is $42. Topics on the exam include business organization, licensing, estimating and bidding, contracts, project management, risk management, safety, labor law, financial management, tax law, and lien law. For general building contractors exam, there are 80 questions and an 3 hour time limit. A 70% is required to pass the exam. The exam fee is $42. Exam content include: plan reading and estimating, sitework, steel, concrete, masonry, carpentry, roofing, doors, windows and stairs, interior finish, exterior finish, safety. More info here.

 

West Virginia License Exams We Cover

 

West Virginia Business and Law Exam

 

West Virginia General Building Contractors Exam

 

West Virginia Residential Contractors Exam

 

West Virginia Electrical Contractors Exam

 

West Virginia HVAC Contractors Exam

 

 

West Virginia Contractors Exam Home Study Kit $249

 

complete home study kit saleOur home study materials are available in either books with CD-ROMs version or online downloadable version. Our CD-ROM software is developed using the computer-assisted testing software, which means that no internet or prior computer experience is required. Both CD-ROM and instant online download versions are identical and cover everything you need to study and pass your contractors exam. The complete home study kit includes: both law/business & trade study manual with over 500 pages of trade, math examples, estimating, formulas, safety, blueprint reading, and other study content. Plus hundreds of exam practice questions with detailed explanations to all law/business and general building exam practice questions. All orders also receive a complete contractors application review, 30-day online exam support, and 24/7 online applicant support.

 

West Virginia Contractors License Reciprocity

 

contractors license reciprocityMost states offer Reciprocal Contractors License Classifications with other states. The contractor must be applying for a license in a classification that appears on that state's Reciprocal Classifications list. The State of West Virginia has reciprocity agreements with North Carolina and Ohio,for Master Electrical only. More info here.