1. Contact and provide the West
Virginia Contractor Licensing Board/Division of Labor with your scope of work
in order to verify the classification(s) and the exam(s) required for obtaining
your contractor license. Your request can be sent to Licensing@wv.gov.
2. Schedule to take exam(s) with ProV
by contacting them at (866)
720-7768 or (304) 414-0190, Extension
3. The person completing the exam(s) must be an officer, member, owner, or
a full-time employee. Payroll records are required as proof for a full-time
3. West Virginia requires every entity
to obtain a Business Registration Tax Number. Contact the West
Virginia State Tax Department at (304)
558-3333 or (800) 982-8297.
4. Contact the West Virginia
Secretary of State to determine if your entity is required to obtain a Certificate
of Authority. Their phone # is (304)
558-8000. They are located at
1516 Washington Street East, Suite 200 Charleston, WV 25305. You can register
online at www.business4wv.com.
Compensation – West Virginia Insurance Commissioner’s Office at: (304) 558-6279 Extension 1202.
Compensation - Workforce West Virginia at: (304)
If it is determined your entity is exempt
and West Virginia coverage is not required, you must submit proof of coverage from your state.
6. A wage bond status affidavit is
required to be submitted with your application. If your entity is performing
commercial construction work with employees, contact the Division of Labor – Wage
& Hour Section at (304) 558-7890 or firstname.lastname@example.org and verify your wage bond status.
7. A contractor license application/affidavit is available on our
website at labor.wv.gov or by calling the Licensing
Section at (304) 558-7890. An owner, corporate officer or managing
member is required to sign page three (3) of the application/affidavit and wage
bond affidavit. The contractor license fee may be paid by check, money order,
or credit card in the Charleston Office.
You must have steps 1 through 6 completed prior to submitting your
contractor license application/affidavit to our office for processing.
to WV Division of Labor from ProV’s
After leaving the
parking lot turn left onto Association Drive; turn right on Deitrick Boulevard
at stop sign; turn right onto Greenbrier Street/114 South at light. At the 5th
stoplight turn left into the State Capitol Complex parking lot. You must go
through security to access Building 3 (Green Roof). The Division of Labor is located on the 2nd floor, Room 200.
(304) 558-7890 ext.10475