Continuing Education for Tradesmen

Journeymen, Master Plumbers, Electricians, HVAC mechanics, and Gas Fitters are now required by the Virginia Board of Contractors to take a pre-determined number of continuing education hours specific to their trade as part of the licensing process. Anyone obtaining or renewing a license must take continuing education in his/her respective profession. Plumbers, HVAC technicians and Electricians must take three hours of continuing education in their field. Gas fitters must take one hour. (This one hour class for Gas Fitters is intended for Journeyman and Master Gas Fitters, Liquefied Petroleum Gas Fitters, and Natural Gas Fitters.)  Each course covers new definitions, code changes, general requirements, impacts on the job, general use and special equipment included in the respective codes.

These classes are recognized by the Commonwealth of Virginia’s Department of Professional and Occupational Regulation and the Virginia Board of Contractors and meet the new continuing education requirement. Certificates of Continuing Education Units (CEUs) are recognized by the Department of Professional and Occupational Regulation and will be issued to all licensed Virginia electrical tradesmen cardholders upon successful completion of the class.

The cost of the three-hour classes (Electric, HVAC and Plumbing) is $125 and the cost of the one-hour class (Gas Fitter including) is $65. A workbook highlighting the changes is included in the cost of the class and will be distributed when participants arrive for class.
 

ELEC 209 Electrical Tradesmen License Renew | Cost $125.00
50720 ELEC 2098-26      Electrical Tradesman      January 28, 2015         6:00 pm – 9:00 pm      Keysville
53626 ELEC 2098-01      Electrical Tradesman      February 18, 2015       5:30 pm – 8:30 pm      Alberta
50722 ELEC 2098-90      Electrical Tradesman      March 4, 2015             6:00 pm – 9:00 pm      South Boston
50721 ELEC 2098-28      Electrical Tradesman      April 1, 2015               6:00 pm – 9:00 pm      Keysville
53627 ELEC 2098-03      Electrical Tradesman      April 22, 2015             5:30 pm – 8:30 pm      Alberta
 
211 Tradesman HVAC Code Update | Cost $125.00
53624 HVAC 2118-01      HVAC      February 11, 2015                            5:30 pm – 8:30 pm      Alberta
50726 HVAC 2118-26      HVAC      February 11,2015                             5:30 pm – 8:30 pm      Keysville
50728 HVAC 2118-90      HVAC      March 18, 2015                                5:30 pm – 8:30 pm      South Boston
53625 HVAC 2118-03      HVAC      April 15, 2015                                  5:30 pm – 8:30 pm      Alberta
50727 HVAC 2118-28      HVAC      April 15, 2015                                  5:30 pm – 8:30 pm      Keysville
 
PLMB 210 Plumbing Tradesmen License Renewal | Cost $125.00
50723 PLMB 2100-26      Plumbing Tradesmen      February 4, 2015      6:00 pm – 9:00 pm      Keysville
62746 PLMB 2100-01      Plumbing Tradesmen      February 12, 2015    6:00 pm – 9:00 pm      Alberta
50725 PLMB 2100-90      Plumbing Tradesmen      March 11, 2015        6:00 pm – 9:00 pm      South Boston
50725 PLMB 2100-28      Plumbing Tradesmen      April 8, 2015            6:00 pm – 9:00 pm      Daniel
62754 PLMB 2100-03      Plumbing Tradesmen      April 16, 2015          6:00 pm – 9:00 pm      Alberta
 
GASF 2200 Gas Fitters | Cost $65.00
50729 GASF 2200-26      Gas Fitters      February 11, 2015                    8:30 pm – 9:30 pm      Keysville
50731GASF 2200-90       Gas Fitters      March 18, 2015                        8:30 pm – 9:30 pm      South Boston
50730 GASF 2200-28      Gas Fitters      April 15, 2015                          8:30 pm – 9:30 pm      Keysville

 

Basic Contractor Business Licensing Course

This eight-hour course provides an overview of the statutes and regulations that govern contractor licensing in Virginia. This course is approved by the Commonwealth of Virginia Department of Professional and Occupational Regulation and board of Contractors.

Topics include: Starting a business in Virginia, Laws and Regulations, Contractor Limits and Classifications, Virginia State Statutes Relating to Contractors, Statement of Consumer Protections, The Licensing Process, Obtaining the Contract, Customer Service and new Home Warranties, Virginia Uniform Statewide building Code (USbC), Underground Utilities, Insurance, Virginia Taxes, Labor Law, Erosion and Sediment Control, Virginia Occupational Safety and Health (VOSH), and Liens.

The cost of the eight-hour class is $199.

Time: 8:30AM – 5:00PM

Southside Virginia Community College – Christanna Campus 109 Campus Drive, Alberta, VA

March 21, 2015

 
Clarksville Enrichment Complex - 1567 Noblin Farm Road, Clarksville VA
 
April 18, 2015

 

Contractors A & B Exam Prep Courses

Instructor: Paul Connell

Tuition: $49

Time: 8:30 am -12:30 pm 

Clarksville Enrichment Center | 1567 Noblin Farm Road, Clarksville, VA

February 21, 2015
May 9, 2015

Pre-registration for non-credit classes is required by calling Angela McClintock at 434-949-1026.

To register or for more information on classes in Keysville, Cumberland or South Boston please contact:
Anita White
SVCC--Daniel Campus
200 Daniel Road
Keysville, VA  23947
Phone:  434-736-2004 | Fax: 434-736-2082
Email:  anita.white@southside.edu

To register or for more information on classes in Alberta and Clarksville, please contact:

Angela McClintock
Southside Virginia Community College
109 Campus Drive
Alberta, VA  23821
Phone:  434-949-1026 | Fax:  434-949-0107
Email:  angela.mcclintock@southside.edu