PDCCC sets contractor course

Published 10:25 pm Thursday, September 17, 2015

A course on “Basic Contractor Business Licensing” will be held from 5 to 9 p.m. Sept. 29 and 30 at Paul D. Camp Community College’s Regional Workforce Development Center, 100 North College Drive, Franklin.

This is an eight-hour, non-credit course that provides an overview of the statutes and regulations that govern contractor licensing in Virginia. The course, led by Donald Goodwin, Franklin’s director of community development, is approved by the Commonwealth of Virginia Department of Professional and Occupational Regulation and Board of Contractors.

Topics will include: starting a business in Virginia; laws and regulations; contractor limits and classifications; Virginia statutes relating to contractors; statement of consumer protections; the licensing process; obtaining a contract; customer service and new home warranties; Virginia Uniform Statewide Building Code; underground utilities; insurance; Virginia taxes; labor law; erosion and sediment control; Virginia Occupational Safety and Health; and liens.

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The cost, which includes the textbook, is $175. The deadline for registration is Sept. 26. For more information, contact the Workforce Development office, 569-6050, or email workforce@pdc.edu.