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.

Plumbing Tradesman License Renewal | $125.00

24195    PLMB 2100-26    Plumbing Tradesman       6 .3.2015      W       6:00-9:00    Daniel

24196    PLMB 2100-90    Plumbing Tradesman       7.15.2015     W       6:00-9:00    SVHEC 

32206    PLMB 2100-01    Plumbing Tradesman       8.27.2015     TH     6:00 - 9:00  Alberta 


Electrical Tradesman License Renewal | $125.00

24189    ELEC 2098-26      Electrical Tradesman      6.9.2015        T        6:00-9:00      Daniel     

24189    ELEC 2098-90      Electrical Tradesman      7.8.2015        W       6:00-9:00       SVHEC 

31826    ELEC 2098-01      Electrical Tradesman     7.21.2015       T          5:00-8:00     Alberta


HVAC Tradesman License Renewal | $125.00

24199    HVAC 2118-26   HVAC                            6.17.2015     W         5:30-8:30       Daniel 

31825    HVAC 2118-01   HVAC                             7.14.2015    T          5:00-8:00       Alberta

24200    HVAC 2118-90   HVAC                            7.22.2015     W         5:30-8:30       SVHEC 


Gas Fitters License Renewal | $65.00 

24202    GASF 2200-26    Gas Fitters                   6.17.2015    W         8:30-9:30        Daniel   

24203    GASF 2200-90    Gas Fitters                   7.22.2015    W         8:30-9:30        SVHEC 



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


Clarksville Enrichment Complex - 1567 Noblin Farm Road, Clarksville VA
August 22, 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

July 18, 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

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