Basic Contractor

Class Number         Basic Contractor (BLDG 8000)
Class Dates/Days    To be determined
Class Times:            5 – 9 p.m.
Location:                 PDCCC Franklin Workforce Center, Room 218
Tuition:                    $175.00 (includes textbook)
CEUs:                     .8 (Continuing Education Units)

This eight-hour course is recognized by the Virginia Department of Professional and Occupational Regulation and meets the pre-licensing requirements for those applying for a contractor’s business license in the Commonwealth of Virginia. Although this class is not designed as an examination preparation course, it does provide essential information on prescribed business practices in general contracting and allows you the opportunity to review and discuss topics covered on the licensing examination.

Topics include: Starting a Business in Virginia, Laws and Regulations, Contractor Limits and Classifications, Virginia State Statutes Relating to Contractors, Statement of Consumer Protections, The Licensing Process, Obtaining the Contract, Customer Service and New Home Warranties, Virginia Uniform Statewide Building Code (USBC), Underground Utilities, Insurance, Virginia Taxes, Labor Law, Erosion and Sediment Control, Virginia Occupational Safety and Health (VOSH), and Liens.

For additional information or questions, call the Workforce Office at 757.569.6050 or send an email to