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Electrical Contractor Licensing in West Virginia

Electrical Contractors in the State of West Virginia are required to hold a license from the WV Fire Commission.  Licenses are issued by the Office of the State Fire Marshal.  A license is required to perform electrical work of any kind.

As part of the licensing process, the State Fire Marshal requires all contractors to meet a minimum amount of work experience and pass an exam based on the most current National Electric Code (NEC), as it relates to their chosen license classification.

License Classifications and Categories for Electrical Contractors in West Virginia

The West Virginia State Fire Marshal offers the following license classifications and categories (more…)

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Reciprocal General Contractor Licensing in West Virginia

The State of West Virginia does not have reciprocal licensing agreements with other states for General Contractors.  Out-of-state contractors who want to work on construction projects in West Virginia must apply for a license with the WV Division of Labor’s Contractor Licensing Board.

As part of the licensing process, contractors are required to:

  • Take and pass the WV Business and Law Exam, administered by Prov Inc. In some cases a Trade Exam may also be required
  • Obtain the proper tax identification numbers
  • Register their business with the WV Secretary of State if the business entity is a corporation, LLC, LLP or LP
  • Obtain the proper forms of insurance, including unemployment and workers compensation
  • Complete and submit a license application and affidavit to the Board, along with all the required documents and fees
*In some cases, contractors are also required to secure a wage bond.

For more information visit our page about obtaining a General Contractor License in the State of West Virginia.

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General Contractor Licensing in West Virginia

The State of West Virginia regulates its construction industry by requiring all General Contractors to hold a license from the West Virginia Division of Labor’s Contractor Licensing Board.  Licenses protect the safety and well-being of consumers in the state by making sure that all contractors hired to perform construction work have met the proper requirements and have the skills necessary to get the job done.

Before a General Contractor may qualify to receive their license, they must first (more…)