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Overview & Benefits

Obtaining a Contractor's License in the US Virgin Islands

The US Virgin Islands recognizes the need to set standards for those looking to operate legitimate contracting and construction businesses. Before anyone can legally perform construction work for commercial or residential projects, they must meet laws and regulations. 

The process of obtaining a contractor’s license in the US Virgin Islands involves a few steps. Obtaining a contractor license in US Virgin Islands is an essential step towards growing a construction business with legal standing. 

Contractor Training Center can help you navigate this exam process so you can meet the US Virgin Island contractor license requirements. We offer exam preparation services, tools, and resources to help you pass your licensing exams.

Benefits of Having a Contractor’s License in the US Virgin Islands

The clear benefit of a US Virgin Islands general contractor license is the ability to operate with legal recognition. There are a few types of licenses in the US Virgin Islands, including Construction Contractors, electrician licensure, and HVAC/Mechanical Contractor. With each, two benefits stretch across all licenses: 

  • Credibility
  • Earning Potential 
Gives You Credibility

Having a license increases your credibility, allowing you to build trust with your clients. There are other ways you can gain their trust, but this is a big part of establishing yourself and your business, especially if you're working with new customers.

Gives You A Higher Earning Potential

Consequently, there are larger projects that you can't perform without a contractor's license. With one, you can take on big assignments, get more jobs, and increase your profit. More times than not, clients will pay a higher price to a licensed contractor as opposed to unlicensed handymen.

Clients trust licensed contractors. Having a license opens that door to building relationships with clients. You’ll operate without fear of violating laws or performing illegal work. This directly leads to an increase in earning potential. With a license, you will be able to take on large-scale projects. You can charge higher rates. It’s easier to create a consistent clientele base. 

In addition, a license brings a sense of safety to the work. The client is safe in knowing the work is licensed and insured. The contractor feels better knowing they have proven their knowledge and experience. They’ve earned the right to perform the work. 

What You Can Expect

Get a strong start in building your career

To become a licensed contractor in the US Virgin Islands, there are 2 main steps: 

  1. Submit an application 
  2. Pass a Business Law exam & a Technical exam

The purpose of the application is to make sure you are registered in the state properly. This is so they can tax you. This also confirms that you have verifiable experience. 

The purpose of the Business Law exam is to make sure you understand the laws of operating a business in the US Virgin Islands. 

The technical exam proves you have the skills and knowledge to do extensive contracting work. 

We supply the prep classes, books, and the tabs necessary to pass the OPEN BOOK EXAMS. Tabbing and Highlighting the books is allowed and part of our Curriculum. We have an extremely high first-time pass rate on our exams and if you do not pass, we will give you the class again for free until you do.

At Contractor Training Center, we teach the following courses for the USVI:

  • The Nationally-Accredited NASCLA Exam, which is a commercial and residential license in the US Virgin Islands. It is also transferable to 15 other states. This is the most popular license for general contractors because of its acceptance and flexibility. You can build a skyscraper with this license. 

We have helped over 30,000 contractors get their contractor’s license. We can help you get your license as well. 

Exam Preparation

What you'll need to prepare for the exam

All of this leads to the question: how do you obtain a contractor’s license in the US Virgin Islands?

Start by applying in the period of licensure as decreed by the US Virgin Islands. The licenses are issued annually from November 1 to October 31 of the calendar year. This means you can plan to apply and renew every year in October. 

This process involves an application, examination, and proof of experience. There are also a few fees to fold into the cost of applying for a license.

Application Process

A contractor’s license in the US Virgin Islands always starts with the application. The renewal application is much simpler. However, the initial application must be thoroughly and correctly completed. The materials needed for the first application include: 

  • Completed and notarized application
  • One letter of character testimony 
  • Three 2x2 photographs of applicant 
  • Two professional reference letters. These detail work in construction provided by a licensed contractor, and includes proof of that contractor’s licensure 
  • File appropriate proof of insurance. This includes general liability and worker’s compensation
  • Required fees payment 

Examination Requirements

The examination is in two parts: the State and the National General Construction Examination. This is a computer-based exam that Contractor Training Center can prepare you for. 

There is additional testing for specific areas, such as electrician licensing. Another option is the test for the National Association of State Contractors Licensing Agencies (NASCLA). This test has reciprocity in many other states. This means the licensing can transfer should you ever move. 

Required Fees

These fees are also due at the time of the application. The licensed must be renewed annually. Therefore, it is important to factor the renewal fee into annual budgets. These are the required fees: 

  • Application Fee (Non-refundable) - $50 
  • Exam Fee (two parts) - $300 
  • Exam Fee (one part) – $200 
  • License Fee - $130
  • Annual Renewal - $130 

License Requirements

NASCLA Reciprocity

If you are interested in the NASCLA license for the US Virgin Islands, it is important to know where the license will be recognized. Here is a list of states that currently accept the NASCLA license: 

  • Alabama - Commercial only
  • Arizona - Commercial only
  • Arkansas - Commercial and Residential - No Business Law exam required
  • Florida - Commercial and Residential
  • Georgia - Commercial and Residential
  • Louisiana - Commercial and Residential
  • Mississippi - Commercial and Residential
  • Nevada - Commercial only
  • North Carolina - Commercial and Residential - No Business Law exam required
  • Oregon - Commercial and Residential - exemption from 16-hour BCL Pre-license
  • South Carolina - Commercial and Residential
  • Tennessee - Commercial only
  • US Virgin Islands - Commercial and Residential
  • Utah - Commercial and Residential
  • Virginia - Commercial only
  • West Virginia - Commercial and Residential

Need help finding the right course for you?

Are prepared to embark on the path to earning your US Virgin Islands contractor license? Do not hesitate to reach out. We can provide the necessary resources, materials, and knowledge to help you earn your license and increase earning potential with just a quick call. 

Get in touch with us today to get certified and be on your way towards professional contracting!

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