What Are The Three Classes Of Contractors?

Updated: Jul 24


A "Contractor" by definition is any person, whom for a fixed price, commission, fee or percentage undertakes bid upon, or accepts, or offers to accept, orders or contracts for performing, managing, or superintending in whole or in part, the construction, removal, repair or improvement of any building or structure permanently annexed to real property owned, controlled, or leased by him or another person or any other improvements to such real property.



When obtaining your Contractor's License in Virginia, you will need to determine your class. The Contractor Class you choose will determine the maximum value for a single contract, as well the total value of contracts over a 12-month period.



“Class A contractors" perform or manage construction, removal, repair, or improvements when (i) the total value referred to in a single contract or project is $120,000 or more, or (ii) the total value of all such construction, removal, repair, or improvements undertaken by such person within any 12-month period is $750,000 or more.


"Class B contractors" perform or manage construction, removal, repair, or improvements when (i) the total value referred to in a single contract or project is $10,000 or more, but less than 120,000, or (ii) the total value of all such construction, removal, repair or improvements undertaken by such person within any 12-month period is $150,000 or more, but less than $750,000.


"Class C contractors" perform or manage construction, removal, repair, or improvements when (i) the total value referred to in a single contract or project is over $1,000 but less than $10,000, or (ii) the total value of all such construction, removal, repair, or improvements undertaken by such person within any 12-month period is less than $150,000.



Easy Breakdown Chart for Each Class



If you're considering a Class A or Class B Virginia Contractor's License, you will be required to take the 8 Hour Pre-License Class, as well as take the Class A/B Exam. We offer these courses separately, and also in the form of an all day class to Get It Done In One Day. Visit our Courses page to learn more about all of them.


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