From January 2008, the Virginia Board of Contractors requires all Journeymen, Master Plumbers, Electricians, HVAC
Mechanics, and Gas Fitters to take a pre-determined number of continuing education hours specific to their trade as part of the licensing or license renewing process. Plumbers, HVAC technicians and Electricians must take 3 hours of continuing education in their field. Gas fitters must take 1 hour. (This one hour class for Gas Fitters is intended for Journeyman and Master Gas Fitters, Liquefied Petroleum Gas Fitters, and Natural Gas Fitters.) Each course covers new definitions, code changes, general requirements, impacts on the job, general use and special equipment included in the respective codes.
These classes are recognized by the Commonwealth of Virginia’s Department of Professional and Occupational Regulation (DPOR) and the Virginia Board of Contractors. Eastern Shore Community College offers these license renewal classes online only.