Contractor licensing class set

Published 9:46 pm Thursday, July 28, 2016

The deadline to register for Basic Contractor Business Licensing at Paul D. Camp Community College’s Regional Workforce Development Center in Franklin is Aug. 5.

The class will be held from 5 to 9 p.m. Aug. 9 and 16.

This is an eight-hour, non-credit course that provides an overview of the statutes and regulations that govern contractor licensing in Virginia.

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The course, led by Donald Goodwin, city of Franklin 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; consumer protections; 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.

The cost, which includes the textbook, is $175. For more information, contact the Workforce Development office at 569-6050 or email