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West Virginia Electrical Contractors License

pass your west virginia contractors examThe Electrical Contractor is for those engaged in the business of contracting to install, erect, repair or alter electrical equipment for the generation, transmission or utilization of electrical energy.

 

West Virginia Electrical Contractors License Requirements

 

let us help you get your contractors licenseA contractors license is required in West Virginia (WV) 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. More info here.

 

West Virginia Electrical 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 Electrical 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 electrical contractors exam, there are 75 questions and an 3 hour time limit. A 70% is required to pass the exam. The exam fee is $42. More info here.

Electrical Exam Content

 

Electrical Theory

3 Phase Theory

Definitions

Wiring and Protection

Wiring Methods and Materials,

Range Calculations,

3 Phase Calculations, and Voltage Drop.


Total Number of Test Questions: 75


Time Allowed: 180 minutes

 

Books That Are Allowed Into The Exam

 

1. 2011 National Electrical Code (NFPA 70)

 

2. American Electricians Handbook 16th edition.

 

NOTE: If you are not currently a licensed contractor then you are required to take and pass BOTH the standard LAW exam and TRADE specific exam.

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West Virginia Electrical 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 Business and Law & Electrical study manuals with over 200 pages of electrical formulas, terminology, math examples, estimating, wiring, and more. Plus, over a thousand of practice exam questions with detailed explanations to all Business and Law and Electrical exam 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.