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What Is Covered In A Virginia DPOR Approved

 8-Hour Pre-License Class?

8 Hour Pre-License Class for Virginia Contractor's License

In the state of Virginia, all individuals seeking to obtain their Virginia Contractor's License

are required to complete an 8 Hour Pre-License Class.

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

  • Application 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

In AVAC's 8 Hour Pre-license Class you get more than just 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.

  • How to run your contracting business to maximize profits.


What's included with an 8 Hour Pre-License Class?


We Provide You With The Following:

Your Textbook

Business Basics, Contractor Pre-License Education

written by AVAC's founder, Toni Ewell

Your Materials

Pens, Highlighters, Notepads, Publications & Forms

Your Certificate of Completion

And notification to DPOR of your completion of the course.

Continued Guidance

Support from your instructor as you complete the application process.

We're Here When You Need Us!

The Benefits of

AVAC's Mentorship-Style Courses vs.

Online Self-Navigated Classes

​We believe in Mentor-Guided Learning, not self-driven online classes.

Our Instructor-Involved Teaching Style Allows Us To:

  1. 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.

2. Ensure YOUR Contractor License Application and

Experience Verification Forms are filled in properly.

The DPOR recently stated that 80% of applications submitted are not correctly filled-in the first time they are received.  This can cause a delay of weeks, if not months, in the approval process.

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.  

AVAC has over 10 years experience helping potential contractors through the DPOR approval process.  In our class you will benefit from our experience, and we are there in person to answer any questions specific to your situation and licensing needs.  You will not get this personalized attention from an online self-guided class or video presentation.

3. Learn from other contractors in class about the real-world

situations you may face in YOUR business.

We're not new to the Contractor's world.

We've been helping Contractors, like you, obtain their Virginia Contractor's Licenses for over 10 years!

We've listened to their experiences in the process of licensing, as well as starting & running their businesses, and we share that insight and knowledge with you.


There are NO QUIZZES or TESTS in our 8 Hour Class.

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

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


8 Hour Pre-License Class Dates & Locations

Virginia Beach / Chesapeake

Courtyard Marriott  

Chesapeake Greenbrier

1562 Crossways Blvd, Chesapeake, VA 23320

8:15 am - 4:30 pm  

Tuesday, April 11

Tuesday, April 18

Tuesday, May 9

Tuesday, June 6

Newport News

Residence Inn

Newport News

531 St. Johns Road, Newport News, VA 23602

8:15 am - 4:30 pm  

Tuesday, April 25

Tuesday, May 23

Tuesday, June 20


Courtyard Marriott

Roanoke Airport

3301 Ordway Drive NW, Roanoke, VA 24017

8:15 am - 4:30 pm  

THURSDAY, April 27




Register For The 8 Hour Pre-License Class

Pre-Registration & Payment Is Required For All Classes



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