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

Electrical April 13, 2016 W 6:00–9:00

Electrical May 11, 2016 W 6:00–9:00

Plumbing April 20, 2016 W 6:00–9:00

Plumbing May 18, 2016 W 6:00–9:00

HVAC April 27, 2016) W 5:30–8:30

HVAC May 25, 2016 W 5:30–8:30

Gas Fitters April 27, 2016 W 8:30–9:30

Gas Fitters May 25, 2016 W 8:30–9:30

 

Tradesman Classes | South Boston, VA
 
Electrical March 9, 2016 W 6:00–9:00

Electrical June 8, 2016 W 6:00–9:00

Plumbing March 16, 2016 W 6:00–9:00

Plumbing June 15, 2016 W 6:00–9:00

HVAC March 23, 2016 W 5:30–8:30

HVAC June 22, 2016 W 5:30–8:30

Gas Fitter March 23, 2016 W 8:30–9:30

Gas Fitters June 22, 2016 W 8:30–9:30

 

Tradesman Classes | 109 Campus Drive, Alberta, VA
 
Plumbing April 27, 2016 W 6:00–9:00

Plumbing June 29, 2016 W 6:00–9:00

HVAC February 25, 2016 W 6:00–9:00

HAVC April 28, 2016 W 6:00–9:00

HVAC June 30, 2016 W 6:00–9:00

Electrical March 24, 2016 W 6:00–9:00

Electrical May 26, 2016 W 6:00–9:00
 

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

May 14, 2016
 
SVCC - 109 Campus Drive, Alberta, VA 23821
April 16, 2016

 

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