In the state of West Virginia anyone doing construction work has to have a contractor license.
All contractors have to have these in order to do business:
The West Virginia Contractor Licensing Board uses these contractor classifications. Each category must all have a trade license.
The Board recognizes these specialty classifications:
The Electrician's License Section under the State Fire Marshal issues master, journeyman, and specialty electrician's licenses. All electrician applicants must pass an open book exam on the National Electrical Code.
Master Electrician License
Journeyman Electrician License: One (1) of the following:
Specialty Electrician License
The following plumbing services require licensing:
Installation, extension, maintenance and alteration of piping, plumbing fixtures, plumbing appliances, venting systems and public or private water supply systems within or adjacent to any building or structure.
This also includes the installation of gas pipe, cold water piping in connection with refrigeration processes & comfort cooling, hot water pipe work in connection with building heating and piping for stand pipes.
The West Virginia HVAC Contractor license is for the business of contracting to install, erect, service, repair or alter heating, ventilating and air conditioning equipment or systems to heat, cool or ventilate residential and/or commercial structures or work in conjunction with the installation or repair.
The West Virginia Bureau for Public Health license contractors for asbestos and lead abatement:
The department also provides licensing rules, licensing application forms, lists of approved asbestos training providers, lead abatement project notification information, application forms and instructions and training course notification forms.
Consumers are advised to check for additional local municipal contractor license requirements as contractor laws can differ from county to county. It is also advised to double check with the state’s requirements before hiring a contractor.