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Virginia Administrative Code
Title 18. Professional And Occupational Licensing
Agency 50. Board For Contractors
Chapter 30. Individual License and Certification Regulations
11/30/2020

18VAC50-30-120. Renewal.

A. Licenses issued under this chapter to electricians, gas fitters, HVAC tradesmen, or plumbers shall expire three years from the last day of the month in which they were issued as indicated on the license.

B. All other licenses and certification cards issued under this chapter shall expire two years from the last day of the month in which they were issued as indicated on the license or certification card.

C. Effective with all licenses issued or renewed after December 31, 2007, as a condition of renewal or reinstatement and pursuant to § 54.1-1133 of the Code of Virginia, all individuals holding tradesman licenses with the trade designations of plumbing, electrical, and heating ventilation and cooling shall be required to satisfactorily complete three hours of continuing education for each designation, and individuals holding licenses as liquefied petroleum gas fitters and natural gas fitter providers, one hour of continuing education, relating to the applicable building code, from a provider approved by the board in accordance with the provisions of this chapter. An inactive tradesman is not required to meet the continuing education requirements as a condition of renewal.

D. Certified elevator mechanics and certified accessibility mechanics, as a condition of renewal or reinstatement and pursuant to § 54.1-1143 of the Code of Virginia, shall be required to satisfactorily complete eight hours of continuing education relating to the provisions of the Virginia Uniform Statewide Building Code pertaining to elevators, escalators, and related conveyances. This continuing education will be from a provider approved by the board in accordance with the provisions of this chapter.

E. Certified water well systems providers, as a condition of renewal or reinstatement and pursuant to § 54.1-1129.1 B of the Code of Virginia, shall be required to satisfactorily complete eight hours of continuing education in the specialty of technical aspects of water well construction, applicable statutory and regulatory provisions, and business practices related to water well construction from a provider approved by the board in accordance with the provisions of this chapter.

F. Certified automatic fire sprinkler inspectors, as a condition of renewal and pursuant to § 54.1-1148 of the Code of Virginia, shall be required to satisfactorily complete eight hours of continuing education relating to changes and knowledge of the Virginia Statewide Fire Prevention Code (13VAC5-51). No renewal will be permitted once 30 days from the expiration date have passed. After that date, the applicant must apply for a new certification and meet the current entry requirements.

G. Renewal fees are as follows:

Tradesman license

$135

Liquefied petroleum gas fitter license

$90

Natural gas fitter provider license

$90

Backflow prevention device worker certification

$90

Elevator mechanic certification

$90

Certified accessibility mechanic

Certified automatic fire sprinkler inspector

$90

$90

Water well systems provider certification

$90

Residential building energy analyst license

$90

All fees are nonrefundable and shall not be prorated.

Tradesman license renewal fees received on or before August 31, 2021, shall be $115. For all other renewal fees received on or before August 31, 2021, the fee shall be $75.

H. The board will mail a renewal notice to the regulant outlining procedures for renewal. Failure to receive this notice, however, shall not relieve the regulant of the obligation to renew. If the regulant fails to receive the renewal notice, a photocopy of the tradesman license or backflow prevention device worker certification card may be submitted with the required fee as an application for renewal within 30 days of the expiration date.

I. The date on which the renewal fee is received by the department or its agent will determine whether the regulant is eligible for renewal or required to apply for reinstatement.

J. The board may deny renewal of a tradesman license or a backflow prevention device worker certification card for the same reasons as it may refuse initial issuance or discipline a regulant. The regulant has a right to appeal any such action by the board under the Virginia Administrative Process Act (§ 2.2-4000 et seq. of the Code of Virginia).

K. Failure to timely pay any monetary penalty, reimbursement of cost, or other fee assessed by consent order or final order shall result in delaying or withholding services provided by the department such as, but not limited to, renewal, reinstatement, processing of a new application, or exam administration.

L. Residential building energy analysts, as a condition of renewal or reinstatement, shall provide documentation of continued membership, in good standing, of a certifying organization approved by the board and proof of insurance as required in 18VAC50-30-40 I 4.

Statutory Authority

§ 54.1-201 of the Code of Virginia.

Historical Notes

Derived from Volume 13, Issue 18, eff. July 1, 1997; amended, Virginia Register Volume 15, Issue 19, eff. July 9, 1999; Volume 19, Issue 06, eff. January 1, 2003; Volume 21, Issue 20, eff. August 1, 2005; Volume 23, Issue 12, eff. April 1, 2007; Volume 24, Issue 03, eff. November 15, 2007; Volume 26, Issue 11, eff. April 1, 2010; Volume 29, Issue 05, eff. January 1, 2013; Volume 30, Issue 06, eff. January 1, 2014; Volume 31, Issue 20, eff. August 1, 2015; Volume 32, Issue 01, eff. November 1, 2015; Volume 33, Issue 19, eff. July 1, 2017; Volume 34, Issue 22, eff. January 1, 2019; Volume 35, Issue 21, eff. August 1, 2019; Volume 36, Issue 13, eff. April 1, 2020.

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