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.