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Virginia Tradesman Continuing Education

#1 Above (At Your Pace Online) is your trusted DPOR approved continuing education provider to obtain your electrician, plumber, HVAC technician and gas fitter training. Our DPOR Provider ID is 2730000291.

Complete your continuing education to renew your Virigina tradesman license today. All of our courses can be completed At Your Pace Online to help you meet the state's requirements to maintain your license. Once you finish your class, we'll give you an official certificate of completion to save for your records, and we will report your course completion to the state for you. 

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VA Electrician CE - 3 Hour 2017 NEC Chapters 1 and 3

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This 3 hour course provides an update to Chapters 1 and 3 of the 2017 NEC, and meets the Virginia State requirements for the full 3 hours of continuing education needed every three years.

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VA 2015 IMC HVAC CE

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HVAC Contractors in Virginia can take this 3 hour course on the 2015 International Mechanical Code to satisfy their 3 hour requirement for license renewal. A detailed breakdown of the 2015 IMC changes is featured, along with explanation as to what these changes mean in the field. Get instant access for only $39.

4.7 579 Reviews
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VA 2018 IPC Plumbing CE

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This class fulfills 3 hours of continuing education required by the State of Virginia for journeyman or master plumbing licensees. It covers updates to the International Plumbing Code (IMC) for the 2015-2018 code cycle. It will cover a variety of important changes to the chapter introductions, the code itself, and updates to referenced standards.

4.4 7 Reviews
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VA 3 Hour 2015 IPC Plumber CE Update

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This class fulfills the complete three hours of code change education required by the Virginia Department of Professional and Occupational Regulation (DPOR) in order to renew your plumber's license.

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VA 2012 IFGC Gas Fitter CE

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All Virginia Gas Fitters must obtain 1 hour of continuing education every three years, before license renewal. Our online course is approved by the State and will meet the requirements. The course is based on the latest adopted edition of the IFGC. Get instant access for only $39.

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VA HVAC Update to 2018 IMC

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This class fulfills 3 hours of continuing education required by the State of Virginia for Journeyman or Master HVAC licensees. It covers updates to the International Mechanical Code (IMC) for the 2015-2018 code cycle. This continuing education requirement must be completed before the license expires.

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VA 2018 IFGC Gas Fitter CE

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This one-hour overview of the 2018 International Fuel Gas Code and survey of the significant changes to the 2018 IFGC fulfills Virginia's requirement that gas fitters complete 1 hour of CE on current code. 

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VA 2014 NEC Electrician CE

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All Virginia Electricians must obtain 3 hours of continuing education every three years, before license renewal. Our online course is approved by the State and will meet the requirements. Course is based on the 2014 NEC code changes. Get instant access for only $39.

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VA Electrician CE - 3 Hour 2017 NEC Chapter 4

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This 3 hour course provides an update to Chapter 4 of the 2017 NEC, and meets the Virginia State requirements for the full 3 hours of continuing education needed every three years.

4.3 55 Reviews
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VA Electrician CE - 3 Hour 2017 NEC Introduction and Chapter 2

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This 3 hour course provides an update to the Introduction and Chapter 2 of the 2017 NEC, and meet the Virginia State requirements for the full 3 hours of continuing education every three years.

4.6 170 Reviews
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VA 2012 IPC Plumber CE

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All Virginia Plumbers must obtain 3 hours of continuing education every three years, before license renewal. Our online course is approved by the State and will meet the requirements. The course is based on the latest edition of the IPC. Get instant access for only $39.

4.8 1617 Reviews
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VA 2012 IMC HVAC CE

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All Virginia HVAC Technicians must obtain 3 hours of continuing education every three years, before license renewal. Our online course is approved by the State and will meet the requirements. The course is based on the latest edition of the IMC. Get instant access for only $39.

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CE Requirements to Renew a Virginia Tradesman License

It’s not enough to just get your Virginia tradesman license. Even after you accrue the required experience, submit your license application, and pass the exam, you still need to keep working with the Department of Professional and Occupational Regulation (DPOR) to maintain your license. 

Specifically, that means renewing your license on a regular basis. Electricians, gas fitters, HVAC tradesmen, and plumbers need to renew every three years. All other tradesmen need to renew every two years

Luckily, renewing your tradesman license is pretty easy (check out our guide here). It basically just means submitting a form and paying the renewal fee. But there’s one key thing all Virginia tradesmen need to do before they can renew: take continuing education. 

So, yes, Virginia tradesmen need continuing education if they have an active license. But the number of hours you need depends entirely on the license type you have. And the DPOR website isn’t overly forthcoming about the number of hours you need.

That means you can either read the state code — or read this guide. Find out how many continuing education hours you need based on your license type here. 

Continuing education requirements for plumbers, HVAC workers, and electricians

State code mandates that during each renewal cycle, you need three hours of continuing education. Count yourself lucky. Some states require 30 hours or more for renewal, so a few hours isn’t so bad. 

To make your life easy, you can take your continuing education online. Here are links to DPOR-approved courses that meet the three-hour requirement and focus on your specific trade:

Continuing education requirements for gas fitters

Whether you’re a liquefied petroleum gas fitter or a natural gas fitter, you’ve got it the easiest of anyone. You need just one hour of continuing education during each renewal cycle, and you can take it online

Continuing education requirements for other tradesmen

If you have a tradesman license but you’re not in any of the above categories, it’s fairly safe to assume that you need eight hours of continuing education (although you can certainly read the relevant code to confirm). That means the following license types need a full workday’s worth of continuing education:

  • Elevator mechanics
  • Accessibility mechanics
  • Water well systems providers
  • Automatic fire sprinkler inspectors

General continuing education requirements

The required hours we outlined above are true whether you have a master or journeyman license. 

Tradesmen can’t just pop into any classroom for the hours they need. The DPOR requires you to take your continuing education with a provider they approve. 

What’s more, your hours need to relate to the applicable building code. Here’s a quick list of the code your hours should hit based on your license type:

  • Electricians: National Electrical Code
  • Plumbers: International Plumbing Code
  • HVAC workers: International Mechanical Code
  • Gas fitters: International Fuel Gas Code
  • Elevator mechanics and accessibility mechanics: Virginia Uniform Statewide Building Code
  • Water well systems providers: Unspecified
  • Automatic fire sprinkler inspectors: Virginia Statewide Fire Prevention Code

Assuming you choose a provider who has the DPOR’s green light and you take hours that are relevant to your trade, you shouldn’t have any trouble meeting the Virginia tradesman continuing education requirements.

 

Continuing Education State Approval Letters

COMMONWEALTH of VIRGINIA

Department of Professional and Occupational Regulation

 

 

! " #1 ABOVE

1383 2nd Ave 

GOLD HILLOR 97525

 

ReProvider License Number2730000291

Dear ! " #1 VA CONTRACTOR  TRAINING :

Your Education Provider Number is 2730000291. Your course approval information is as follows:

 

Course Title

Credit Hours

Course ApprovaNumber

Method of Instruction

GFC CE

1

2731001960

Online

HVAC CE

3

2731001909

Online

PLB CE

3

2731001907

Online

VA 3 HOUR 2017 NEC CHAPTER 4

3

2731003354

Online

VA 3 HOUR 2017 NEC CHAPTERS 1 & 3

3

2731003355

Online

VA 3 HOUR 2015 IPC PLUMBER CE UPDATE

 

 

VIRGINIA BUSINESS LICENSE CLASS A/B/C

VA 3 HOUR 2017 NEC INTRO & CHAPTER 2

 

VA 2015 IMC HVAC CE (3 HOURS ONLINE)

VA 3 HOUR 2015 IPC PLUMBER CE UPDATE

 

VA 2014 ELECTRICIAN CE

 

CONTRACTOR PRE-LICENSE COURSE

3

 

8

3

3

3

3

 

8

2731003420

 

2731003329

2731003353

2731003511

2731003420

2731002143

 

2731001867

           Online

           Online

           Online 

           Online

           Online

           Online

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The Board's regulations require the electronic transmittal of course completion data to the Board office within seven days of the completion of each individual courseThe reporting form and instructions for use will be transmitted via emaiwithin the next few days.

Please note that a course that has been approved by the Board may not be substantially alteredIf a change occurs that would modify the content or time allocations stated in the course outline or change any of the stated course topicsyou must submit an application for approval of the new/revised courseAdditionallyyou are required to notify the Board of any changes in administrative information (i.e.namelocationinstructorfeescourse materialetc.and transmit your course schedule to the Board as classes are scheduled.

If you need further assistanceplease visit our website at www.dpor.virginia.gov or contact the Board Education office by email at contractor@dpor.virginia.gov or telephone at 804-367-2224.

 

Sincerely,

Wendy R Duncan

Board for Contractors

COMMONWEALTH of VIRGINIA

Department of Professional and Occupational Regulation

 

 

! " #1 ABOVE

1383 2nd Ave 

GOLD HILL, OR 97525

 

Re: Provider License Number: 2730000291

Dear ! " #1 VA CONTRACTOR  TRAINING :

Your Education Provider Number is 2730000291. Your course approval information is as follows:

 

Course Title

Credit Hours

Course Approval Number

Method of Instruction

GFC CE

1

2731001960

Online

HVAC CE

3

2731001909

Online

ELE CE

3

2731001908

Online

PLB CE

3

2731001907

Online

VA 2014 ELECTRICIAN  CE

3

2731002143

Online

CONTRACTOR PRE-LICENSE COURSE

 

VA 3 HOUR 2017 NEC INTRO & CHAPTER 2

VA 3 HOUR 2017 NEC CHAPTERS 1 & 3

VA 3 HOUR 2017 NEC CHAPTER 4

VA 3 HOUR 2015 IPC PLUMBER CE UPDATE

VIRGINIA BUSINESS LICENSE CLASS A/B/C

8

3

3

3

3

8

2731001867

2731003553

2731003355

2731003354

2731003420

2731003329

           Online

           Online

           Online 

           Online

           Online

           Online

The Board's regulations require electronic transmittal of course completion data to the Board office within seven days of the completion of each individual course. The reporting form and instructions for use will be transmitted via email within the next few days.

Please note that a course that has been approved by the Board may not be substantially altered. If a change occurs that would modify the content or time allocations stated in the course outline or change any of the stated course topics, you must submit an application for approval of the new/revised course. Additionally, you are required to notify the Board of any changes in administrative information (i.e., name, location, instructor, fees, course material, etc.) and transmit your course schedule to the Board as classes are scheduled.

If you need further assistance, please visit our website at www.dpor.virginia.gov or contact the Board Education office by email at contractor@dpor.virginia.gov or telephone at 804-367-2224 .

 

Sincerely,

Wendy R Duncan

Board for Contractors