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Continuing Education

Licensure Prep & Renewal

Auto Dealers          

The path to Auto Dealer licensure begins with this required two-day preparation for the DMV dealer-operator qualification test.  Existing dealerships can also benefit from this valuable information.

Meets: Tuesday & Wednesday, May 5 & 6, 8:30 am–4 pm; BRCC Plecker Center
Instructor: Peter Iaricci
Fee: $375 (#65014)
Early bird registration – before Apr 21 – only $325 (#65012)

Basic Contractor Business Licensing

Applying for Class A, B, or C licensure with the Department of Professional and Occupational Regulation? Fulfill the eight-hour education requirement with this class. Learn statutes and regulations governing contractors in Virginia.  Text included.

Meets: One Saturday, 8 am-5 pm; BRCC Plecker Center
(#65005) Feb 21 OR
(#65007) Apr 25
Instructor: Joe Vavala
Fee: $209
For additional information regarding licensure, exams, or other regulatory procedures visit the Department of Professional and Occupational Regulation website or call (804) 367-8500. Note: Effective April 1, 2014, the Board of Contractors provides training once a year in Richmond for contractors required to complete remediation training; this 8-hour Basic Contractor Business Licensing course will no longer be accepted by DPOR for remediation training.   

Class A Contractor Licensing Exam Preparation NEW

This 10-hour course will guide you through the challenges of passing the Virginia Class A contractor’s licensing examination.  The course covers actual sample problems used throughout the exam on topics including general management practices, legal, structural, safety & general construction knowledge. The course ends with each student taking a timed sample examination which will be graded at the end. This class does not guarantee you’ll pass the exam as each students testing skill sets vary. Required text: Virginia Contractor Class A & Class B Practice Exam, by Robert Gregory (ISBN-13: 978-1419503894), available at the BRCC bookstore.
Meets: Five Thursdays, Feb 19-Mar 26, (no class on Mar 12), 6-8 pm; BRCC Plecker Center
Instructor: Joe Vavala                       
Fee: $199 (#65450)

State Board of Contractors: Tradesman Continuing Education

In Virginia, electricians, plumbers, and mechanical tradesman are required to attend three hours of continuing education and gasfitters are required to attend a one-hour session for license renewal. All classes are held at the BRCC Plecker Center.

Electrical License Renewal

Meets: One Saturday, 9 am – noon
(#64690) Jan 31 OR
(#64961) Apr 11
Instructor: Tom Ward
Fee: $125

HVAC License Renewal

Meets: One Saturday, 8-11 am
(#64998) Feb 7 OR
(#65000) Apr 11
Instructor: Fred Eberly
Fee: $125

GasFitter License Renewal Class

Meets: One Thursday, 5:45-6:45 pm
(#64990) Feb 5 OR
(#64995) Apr 16
Instructor: Bill Groce
Fee: $65

Plumbing License Renewal Class

Meets: One Thursday, 6:45-9:45 pm
(#64964) Feb 5 OR
(#64965) Apr 16
Instructor: Bill Groce
Fee: $125