The Licensing Section is comprised of the following programs. Contractor Licensing Act, Crane Operator Certification Act, Regulation of Heating, Ventilating and Cooling Work, Manufactured Housing Construction and Safety Standards Act and Supervision of Plumbing Work. Each program has an inspection and licensing mechanism.
Each year the Licensing Section issues and renews approximately 30,000 – 32,000 Contractor Licenses, Crane Operator Certifications, HVAC Technician Certifications, Manufactured Housing Licenses and Plumber Certifications.
Field inspectors travel throughout the state performing routine and complaint driven inspections to ensure compliance with all licensing requirements. Each person competing on a level and fair playing field in West Virginia leads to healthy competition for businesses which is essential to the continued success of the construction industry.
Licensing Statutes & Rules