VA law requires contractors to be licensed. However, and more importantly, the purpose of licensing is to protect your health, safety, and welfare, as well as that of the public.
I don’t have time to take the Courses. Could someone else take the course and then have my company licensed?
Yes, the person who takes the course and passes the exam is called “Designated Employee” and can be one of your employees.
Once you complete the course with us, you can go to the DPOR Board for Contractors’ offices in person , and may be able to obtain your contractor license the same day.
When your work exceeds $25,000 in a year in the county you have to have a Fairfax County Business License. To obtain your Business License you must have your VA Contractor License first.
If you bid or perform a job in excess of $1,000 in any county, city or town in the State of Virginia, you must have a Virginia Contractor License.