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VA Residential Building Contractor (2020-03-06)

18 VAC 50-22-20 of the Board for Contractors Rules and Regulations defines Building Contractors (Abbr: BLD) as those individuals whose contracts include “construction on real property owned, controlled or leased by another person of commercial, industrial, institutional, governmental, residential (single-family, two - family, or multi-family) and accessory use buildings or structures.” This includes the remodeling, repair, improvement or demolition of these buildings and structures. If the BLD contractor performs specialty services, all required specialty designations shall be obtained. The building classification includes but is not limited to the functions carried out by the following specialties:

Billboard/Sign Contracting (BSC)
Concrete Contracting (CEM)
Commercial Improvement Contracting (CIC)
Farm Improvement Contracting (FIC)
Home Improvement Contracting (HIC)
Landscape Service Contracting (LSC)
Marine Facility Contracting (MCC)
Masonry Contracting (BRK)
Industrialized Building Contracting (IBC)
Painting and Wallcovering Contracting (PTC)
Recreational Facility Contracting (RFC)
Roofing Contracting (ROC)
Swimming Pool Construction Contracting (POL)

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Time Allowed - 160 Minutes

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