Virginia VA Electrical License Requirements and Electrician License Verification, Renewal and Application

Virginia Department of Professional and Occupational Regulations are the ones who you must apply with to become a licensed Electrical Contractor or Journeyman Electrician in Virginia. Virginia Department of Professional and Occupational Regulations is an executive branch agency under the Secretary of Commerce and Trade that oversees 18 regulatory boards and programs. Our policy boards are comprised of practitioners and citizens appointed by the governor and are responsible for regulating certain professions and occupations, as determined by the General Assembly. Our 200 employees serve more than 300,000 individuals and businesses across several hundred license types, ranging from architects and contractors to cosmetologists and professional wrestlers.(excerpt from Virginia Department of Professional and Occupational Regulations official website).


To find the requirements to pass their state exam, the cost of their electrical license, license exam and renewal fee, please contact them directly as it can vary from year to year. The codes and standards that currently are adopted by Virginia Board for Contractors is the latest edition of the National Electrical Code.

Virginia Board for Contractors
Department of Professional Occupational Regulation
The Perimeter Center
9960 Maryland Drive Suite 400
Richmond, VA 23230


Click here to visit Virginia Department of Professional and Occupational Regulations Official Website

Virginia Electrical License Links:

Forms and Applications

NFPA NEC: National Electrical Code 2008

Frequently Asked Questions

NFPA 70: 2014 National Electrical Code

Introduction to Contractor Licensure

NFPA Training, Conference and Expo

NFPA Source of Safety Information

Electrical Association

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