Board for Contractors Regulatory Review
In September, the Virginia Board for Contractors convened a workgroup to conduct a line-by-line review of its regulations. AGCVA has had a representative attend each meeting of the workgroup.
At the first meeting, the Board accepted public comment on proposed changes to the Individual License and Certification Regulations, which included reducing the required experience for journey-level contractors from four years to two years and eliminating the continuing education requirement. AGCVA, as a participant sitting on the regulatory review workgroup, emphasized its goal to bring more skilled individuals into the workforce but shared concerns with other stakeholders related to diluting the training requirement for journey-level contractors. All of those who provided public comment were opposed to the regulatory changes.
The regulatory changes are currently conceptual in nature and must undergo a lengthy vetting process, which could take up to eighteen months to complete.
The Board for Contractors dedicated the rest of its time to a line-by-line review of its regulations. The Board has held two meetings so far and is expected to hold a third meeting in early December.