Virginia Licensing Overview for an HVAC Contractor

Licensing for an HVAC contractor in Virginia is controlled by the Virginia Department of Professional and Occupational Regulation.

General Guidelines for an HVAC Contractor in Virginia

Specific state requirements to perform HVAC contractor services should be followed, but also make sure to check with your local governing rules and regulations.

Who’s allowed to perform these services?

HVAC Contractor

General requirements for an HVAC contractor license?

• HVAC Contractor Class A (unlimited with no restriction on job size) – Requires Master-level HVAC Tradesman license; Requires five years of experience and $45,000 business capital; Requires completion of an approved 8-hour pre-education course.

• HVAC Contractor Class B (limited to projects of less than $120,000) – Requires Master-level HVAC Tradesman license; Requires three years of experience and $15,000 business capital; Requires completion of an approved 8-hour pre-education course.

HVAC Contractor Class C (limited to projects of less than $10,000) – Requires Master-level HVAC Tradesman license; Requires two years of experience; Requires completion of an approved 8-hour pre-education course.

What’s the state licensing site for an HVAC contractor?

Virginia Department of Professional and Occupational Regulation

What are some training programs available for an HVAC contractor?

See available training programs.

How long is a license good for and when do I need to renew?

Check with local governing body for updated details.

What are fees associated with licensing?

Class A $385; Class B $370; Class C $235