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.

Tradesman Classes | 200 Daniel Road, Keysville, VA

43084   ELEC 2098-28    Electrical    September 23, 2015    W    6:00-9:00 | Fee: $125.00

43080   PLMB 2100-28  Plumbing   September 30, 2015     W   6:00-9:00 | Fee: $125.00

43088 HVAC 2118-28    HVAC          October 7, 2015            W     5:30-8:30 | Fee: $125.00

43091 GASF 2200-28     Gas Fitters  October 7, 2015           W     8:30-9:30 | Fee: $ 65.00


Tradesman Classes | South Boston, VA

43085 ELEC 2098-90     Electrical    October 28, 2015     W    6:00-9:00 | Fee: $125.00

43081 PLMB 2100-90   Plumbing   November 4, 2015    W    6:00-9:00 | Fee: $125.00

43089 HVAC 2118-90   HVAC          November 11, 2015  W    5:30-8:30 | Fee: $125.00

43092 GASF 2200-90   Gas Fitter    November 11, 2015  W    8:30-9:30 | Fee: $ 65.00


Tradesman Classes | Alberta, VA

68296 ELEC 2098-01   Electrical      September 15, 2015  T    6:00 – 9:00 | Fee: $125

68300 PLMB 2100-01 Plumbing      October 13, 2015       T    6:00 – 9:00 | Fee: $125

68301 HVAC 2118-01  HVAC            November 17, 2015 T 6:00 – 9:00 | Fee: $125



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
October 24, 2015
SVCC - 109 Campus Drive, Alberta, VA 23821
November 21, 2015


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