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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

18VAC50-30-70. Other Recognized Programs.

Individuals certified or licensed as a journeyman or master by governing bodies located outside the Commonwealth of Virginia shall be considered to be in compliance with this chapter if the board or its designee has determined the certifying system to be substantially equivalent to the Virginia system. In addition to the requirements set forth in 18VAC50-30-30, these individuals must meet the following requirements:

1. The applicant shall have received the tradesman certification or license by virtue of having passed in the jurisdiction of original certification or licensing a written or oral examination deemed to be substantially equivalent to the Virginia examination.

2. The applicant shall be in good standing as a certified or licensed tradesman in every jurisdiction where certified or licensed, and the applicant shall not have had a certificate or a license as a tradesman which was suspended, revoked, or surrendered in connection with a disciplinary action or which has been the subject of discipline in any jurisdiction prior to applying for licensure in Virginia.

3. Individuals certified or licensed by governing bodies other than the Commonwealth of Virginia may sit for the same level of tradesman examination by completing the required application and providing a copy of a currently valid journeyman or master license or certification.

4. Individuals certified or licensed as backflow prevention device workers by governing bodies located outside the Commonwealth of Virginia may sit for the Virginia backflow prevention device worker examination upon presentation of a currently valid certificate or card from such jurisdictions with their completed examination application and fee. Upon successful completion of this examination, the applicant will be provided with the proper application for certification as a backflow prevention device worker in the Commonwealth of Virginia.

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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