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Reciprocal General Contractor Licensing in West Virginia

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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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