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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
3/28/2020

18VAC50-30-30. General Qualifications for Licensure or Certification.

Every applicant to the Board for Contractors for licensure or certification shall meet the requirements and have the qualifications provided in this section.

1. The applicant shall be at least 18 years old.

2. Unless otherwise exempted, the applicant shall meet the current educational requirements by passing all required courses prior to the time the applicant sits for the examination and applies for licensure or certification.

3. Unless exempted, the applicant shall have passed the applicable examination provided by the board or by a testing organization acting on behalf of the board.

4. The applicant shall meet the experience requirements as set forth in 18VAC50-30-40.

5. In those instances where the applicant is required to take the license or certification examination, the applicant shall follow all rules established by the board with regard to conduct at the examination. Such rules shall include any written instructions communicated prior to the examination date and any instructions communicated at the site, either written or oral, on the date of the examination. Failure to comply with all rules established by the board and the testing organization with regard to conduct at the examination shall be grounds for denial of application.

6. The applicant shall disclose his physical home address; a post office box alone is not acceptable.

7. Each nonresident applicant for a license or certification card shall file and maintain with the department an irrevocable consent for the department to serve as service agent for all actions filed in any court in this Commonwealth. In those instances where service is required, the director of the department will mail the court document to the individual at the address of record.

8. The applicant shall sign, as part of the application, a statement certifying that the applicant has read and understands Article 3 (§ 54.1-1128 et seq.) of Chapter 11 of Title 54.1 of the Code of Virginia and this chapter.

9. The board may make further inquiries and investigations with respect to the qualifications of the applicant or require a personal interview with the applicant.

10. In accordance with § 54.1-204 of the Code of Virginia, each applicant shall disclose a conviction, in any jurisdiction, of any misdemeanor or felony. Any plea of nolo contendere shall be considered a conviction for the purpose of this subdivision. The record of conviction received from a court shall be accepted as prima facie evidence of a conviction or finding of guilt. The board, at its discretion, may deny licensure or certification to any applicant in accordance with § 54.1-204 of the Code of Virginia.

11. The applicant shall report any suspensions, revocations, or surrendering of a certificate or license in connection with a disciplinary action or which has been the subject of discipline in any jurisdiction prior to applying for licensure or certification in Virginia. The board, at its discretion, may deny licensure or certification to any applicant based on prior suspensions, revocations, or surrender of certifications or licenses based on disciplinary action by any jurisdiction.

Statutory Authority

§§ 54.1-201 and 54.1-1102 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 23, Issue 12, eff. April 1, 2007.

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