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How to Obtain a License

The following steps must be completed before a contractor license is issued. Please pay special attention to the order in which you must submit your paperwork and take your examinations. The Division of Labor has the forms you will need on the  Contractor License Forms Page.

Five-Step Process
1. To register for your examination(s), complete the examination registration form and submit the form with your examination fees to:

Prov Inc.
200 Association Drive, Suite 190
Charleston, WV 25311
Phone (304) 414-0190 ext. 4
Toll Free (866) 720-7768
Fax (877) 228-3926

Please make cashiers check or money order for exam fees payable to the testing agent. (No personal checks, company checks or cash)

2. You will receive an admission notice from testing agent 7 to 10 days prior to the examination date you select.

3. Prepare for and take your examination.

4. Scores will automatically be reported to the Contractor Licensing Board within two business days of your examination. Once you have successfully completed your examination(s), you must mail the completed affidavit form and licensing fee to the West Virginia Contractor Licensing Board. The affidavit certifies that your firm is registered and in compliance:

Office of the Insurance Commissioner's Employer Coverage Unit (Workers Compensation) (304) 558-6279
Secretary of State (If applicable) (304) 558-8000
State Tax Department (304) 558-3333
Wage Bonding (If applicable) (304) 558-7890 Ext.10475
Workforce West Virginia (Unemployment Compensation Division) (304) 558-2451

5. Once you complete your examination(s), submit license application paperwork and license fee payment, your license will be mailed to you.                              

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