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West Virginia

General Building Contractor

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WV Contractor's Licensing Board
1900 Kanawha Boulevard East
State Capitol Complex
Building 3, Room 200
Charleston, WV 25305
Phone: (304) 558-7890
Exam Provider
PSI Services LLC
3210 E. Tropicana Ave
Las Vegas, NV  89121
Phone:  (855) 539-0708
Exam Type
OPEN  BOOK
Exam Content
Subject Areas# of
Questions
Plan Reading & Estimating8
Sitework & Foundations8
Concrete12
Masonry8
Structural Steel6
Carpentry14
Associated Trades
(including interior & exterior finishes, windows & doors)
12
Roofing6
Safety – OSHA6
Total number of test questions:
80
Time allowed (minutes):
180

West Virginia also requires that you take and pass a written Business & Law exam for this license.

Books Allowed in the Exam
1.
International Building Code, 2015 or 2018, ICC
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2.
Modern Masonry: Brick, Block, Stone, 8th Edition, Clois Kicklighter
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3.
Carpentry and Building Construction, 2010 or 2016 (Student Edition), John Feirer, and Mark Feirer
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4.
Contractor's Guide to Quality Concrete Construction, 4th Edition, 2018, ACI
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5.
Handling and Erection of Steel Joists and Joist Girders, Technical Digest No. 9, 3rd Edition, 2008, Steel Joist Institute
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6.
NASCLA Contractor's Guide (OSHA Safety Chapter), West Virginia, 1st Edition, PSI
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