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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
3/29/2020

18VAC50-30-50. Exemptions from Examination.

A. An individual certified or licensed by any one of the following agencies shall not be required to fulfill the examination requirement:

1. The Department of Housing and Community Development prior to July 1, 1995;

2. Any local governing body prior to July 1, 1978; or

3. Any Virginia locality backflow prevention device worker certification issued prior to July 1, 1998.

B. Other methods of exemption from the journeyman examination are as follows:

1. Successful completion of an apprenticeship program which is approved by the Virginia Apprenticeship Council for exemption from examination, as evidenced by providing a certificate of completion or other official document.

2. Any tradesman who had a Class B registration in the trade prior to January 1, 1991, and has been continuously licensed as a Class B contractor.

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 17, Issue 26, eff. November 1, 2001; Errata, 18:4 VA.R. 658 November 5, 2001; amended, Virginia Register Volume 23, Issue 12, eff. April 1, 2007.

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