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 Trademen License Renew

54445  SH     LCAKC         Classes run from 9/6/14 to 09/6/14                Sa 9:00 AM 12:00 PM            D. Tharpe

49719  28     Daniel          Classes run from 10/01/14 to 10/01/14          W 6:00 PM 09:00 PM             Z. Traylor

49720 90      SVHEC          Classes run from 10/29/14 to 10/29/14          W 6:00 PM 9:00 PM               Z. Traylor

54446 SH2    LCAKC         Classes run from 11/8/14 to 11/8/14               Sa 9:00 AM 12:00 PM           D. Tharpe

HVAC 211 Tradesman HVAC Code Update

31035  81    Clarksville   Classes run from 08/16/14 to 08/16/14        W 09:00AM 12:00 PM            D. Tharpe

54447 SH     LCAKC        Classes run from 09/13/14 to 09/13/14         Sa 09:00 AM 12:00 PM         D. Tharpe

49731 28     Daniel         Classes run from 10/15/14 to 10/15/15        W 05:30 PM 08:30 PM           J. Wood

54449 SH2   LCAKC        Classes run from 12/06/14 to 12/06/14        Sa 09:00 AM 12:00 PM          D. Tharpe

49735 90     SVHEC        Classes run from 11/12/14 to 11/12/14        W 05:30 PM 08:30 PM            J. Wood


PLMB 210 Plumbing Tradesmen License Renewal

54450 SH       LCAKC         Classes run from 09/02/14 to 09/02/14            T 06:00 PM 08:55 PM           Zachensky

49724 28      Daniel           Classes run from 10/08/14 to 10/08/14            W 06:00 PM 09:00 PM          Z. Traylor

54452 SH2     LCAKC         Classes run from 11/04/14 to 11/04/14            T 06:00 PM 09:00 PM           J. Zachensky

49725 90       SVHEC          Classes run from 11/05/14 to 11/05/14           W 06:00 PM 09:00 PM           Z. Traylor


GASF 2200 Gas Fitters

49732 28 Daniel    Classes run from 10/15/14 to 10/15/14     W 08:30 PM 09:30 PM    103  J. Wood

49734 90 SVHEC   Classes run from 11/12/14 to 11/12/14     W 08:30 PM 09:30 PM            J. Wood


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

Lake Country Advanced Knowledge Center (118 W Danville Street – South Hill, VA 23970)
September 13, 2014

December 6, 2014

Clarksville Enrichment Complex - Clarksville (1567 Noblin Farm Road, Clarksville VA)

October 18th       


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

September 27, 2014

November 15, 2014

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 South Hill, please contact:
Natalie Coronas
SVCC--Lake Country Advanced Knowledge Center
118 East Danville Street
South Hill, VA  23970
Phone:  434-955-2252 | Fax:  434-955-2254

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

Angela McClintock
Southside Virginia Community College
109 Campus Drive
Alberta, VA  23821
Phone:  434-949-1026 | Fax:  434-949-0107