DPOR-Approved 8 Hour Pre-License Course

The FIRST REQUIREMENT for your Virginia Contractor's License

In the state of Virginia, the first requirement for all aspiring contractors is to complete the 8 Hour Pre-License course. This mandatory course serves as an introductory step towards obtaining a Virginia Contractor’s License and equips you with a comprehensive understanding of the regulations and practices governing the contracting industry.

During the course, you’ll learn the fundamentals of starting a successful career in contracting and gain valuable insights into the intricacies of the laws and regulations and staying legal while operating a contracting business. This course provides you with the necessary guidance to navigate the complexities of the industry.

Upon completing the 8 Hour Pre-License course, you’ll be prepared to take the next steps towards obtaining your Virginia Contractor’s License and launching your contracting career.

What Is Covered In The 8 Hour Pre-License Course?

Within AVAC’s DPOR-Approved 8 Hour Pre-license Class the following topics are covered:

  • Ten Steps to starting a contractor business in Virginia
  • Virginia Codes regulating contractors
  • Board for Contractor Regulations
  • Licensing Process – line by line instruction on completing your Virginia Contractor License Application and Experience Verification Form
  • Federal and VA Tax Requirements
  • Federal and VA Labor Laws
  • OSHA and VOSH Health and Safety Requirements
  • Miss Utility
  • Soil and Erosion Control
  • Virginia Uniform Statewide Building Code
Virginia Contractor's License | 8 Hour Pre-License

In AVAC's 8 Hour Pre-License, You Get More Than The Basics

You’ll also learn:

  • The laws, regulations, and codes that govern you as a contractor in Virginia.
  • How to set up your contracting business.
  • The steps you must follow to get your Contractor License.
  • How to complete your Contractor License Application. 
  • How to complete your Experience Verification Form.
You also get the instructor’s personal contact information to call anytime with questions.

The Benefits of AVAC's Mentorship-Style Classes vs.
Online Self-Navigated Classes

We Answer YOUR Specific Questions

You will have questions! We will have answers!

With AVAC, you have an instructor by your side who is knowledgeable about the entire process of obtaining your Contractor’s License.

We Ensure Your Application & Experience Forms Are Filled In Properly

During our 8 Hour Pre-license Class, we take you through your contractor license application line by line, making sure you get it right the first time.  

You Get The Opportunity To Meet & Connect With Other Students

During our class, you’ll have the opportunity to meet other students on the same path as you to obtaining their contractor’s license. It’s a great time to network with others within your industry.

NO Quizzes or TESTS to Pass

Online Self-navigated classes force you to pass quizzes and tests in order to

complete your 8 Hour Class requirement, but not with AVAC!

Upcoming Class Dates

December 7, 2023
Courtyard Marriott Roanoke Airport
3301 Ordway Drive NW, Roanoke, VA 24017
8:15 AM to
 4:30 PM