West Virginia Residential Contractor License

This exam is required to be passed to obtain your State license. We stock all reference books in our online store. Shipping is always fast and affordable.

West Virginia Residential Contractor License
Steps to Success

1. Register and pass your State Exams.
2. Submit affidavit form,licensing fee, and application to the State.

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About This License

“Residential Contractor” means a person whose principal business is in connection with construction, repair or improvement of real property used as, or intended to be used for, residential property.

Requirements to Obtaining your License

  • Anyone seeking to become a contractor in West Virginia is required to sit for two exams, business and law and the trade.
  • Proof of workers compensation, tax registration, and employment security coverage is required.
  • Licenses are good for one year.

Exam Review, Training, Education

As of this time, we do not offer any review for this exam.

Books and References for the Exam

The following references are permitted to be taken into the examination. These references may be tabbed (with a permanent index tab) and highlighted. They are available for purchase from our online contractor’s bookstore or by calling our office at 1-800-952-0910.

  • 2012 International Residential Code
  • Study Guide for Residential Carpentry and Repair
  • Masonry and Sitework for the Residential Contractor Trainee Guide

Exam Details

  • To schedule your exam, contact ProV at 1-866-720-7768.
  • 60 questions and a 3 hour time limit
  • 70% is required to pass the exam
  • The exam fee is $42.
  • Plan reading, sitework, concrete, masonry, carpentry, interior finish, exterior finish, safety.

Continuing Education

There are no requirements for continuing education as of this time.

Applying to Get Your License

  • An application for licensure can be obtained from the West Virginia Contractor Licensing Board by calling 1-304-558-7890. The licensing and application fee is $90.

Reciprocity Agreement

Reciprocity is considered on a case by case basis.