VA DPOR, Virginia Department of Professional and Occupational Regulation, Board of Contractors Licensing

The Virginia Department of Professional and Occupational Regulation's (DPOR) Board of Contractors regulates a number of professions in the state of Virginia.


Board of Contractors

Contact Information for various departments:

Licensing Section: 804.367.8511

Education Section: 804.367.2224

Board Office: 804.367.2785

Fax: 866.430.1033



Contracting is a regulated profession in Virginia.  In addition to the trades, HVAC, plumbing and electrical, there are a host of contracting specialties that require passing an state-approved exam. 


Below, you'll find a list of Virginia contractor classifications/specialties.  Several *(i.e.-Highway/heavy, Commercial Building, Residential Building, Commercial Improvement, Home Improvement, etc.) are 'umbrella' specialties, that is, they cover multiple, smaller classifications/specialties.

Highway/heavy contractors (HH)
Residential building contractors (RBC)
Accessibility services contracting (ASC)  Alternative energy system contracting (AES)
Asbestos contracting (ASB)
Asphalt paving and sealcoating contracting (PAV)
Billboard/sign contracting (BSC)
Blast/explosive contracting (BEC)
Commercial improvement contracting (CIC)
Drywall contracting (DRY)
Electronic/communication service contracting (ESC)
Elevator/escalator contracting (EEC)

Environmental monitoring well contracting (EMW)
Environmental specialties contracting (ENV)
Equipment/machinery contracting (EMC)
Farm improvement contracting (FIC)
Finish carpentry contracting (FIN)
Fire alarm systems contracting (FAS)
Fire sprinkler contracting (SPR)
Fire suppression contracting (FSP)
Flooring and floor covering contracting (FLR)
Framing subcontractor (FRM)
Gas fitting contracting (GFC)

Home improvement contracting (HIC)

Insulation and weather stripping contracting (INS)
Landscape irrigation contracting (ISC)
Landscape service contracting (LSC)
Lead abatement contracting (LAC)
Liquefied petroleum gas contracting (LPG)  
Manufactured home contracting (MHC)
Marine facility contracting (MCC)  
Masonry contracting (BRK)
Natural gas fitting provider contracting (NGF)  
Painting and wallcovering contracting (PTC)
Radon mitigation contracting (RMC)
Recreational facility contracting (RFC)
Refrigeration contracting (REF)
Roofing  contracting (ROC)  
Sewage disposal systems contracting (SDS)
Steel erection contracting (STL)
Swimming pool construction contracting (POL)   
Tile, marble, ceramic, and terrazzo contracting (TMC)  
Underground utility and excavating contracting (UUC)  
Vessel construction contracting (VCC)
Water well/pump contracting (WWP)

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