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Department of Professional and Occupational Regulation
Board for Contractors
Individual License and Certification Regulations [18 VAC 50 ‑ 30]
Journeyman Examination Exemption for Completion of Approved Apprenticeship ...
Action 5803 / Stage 9373
Notice of Intended Regulatory Action (NOIRA)  
Preliminary Draft Text None submitted  
pdf Agency Background Document 8/11/2021    
red ball Governor's Review Memo 10/14/2022   

Withdrawn 5/1/23
Reason: On March 14, 2023, the Board for Contractors voted to withdraw this action. The Board was advised by the Office of Attorney General to withdraw this regulatory action and refile it as an exempt action. Section 54.1-1131 provides an examination exemption for individuals applying for a tradesman license that have completed an apprenticeship program approved by the Commissioner of Labor and Industry. As a result, the regulation is more restrictive than the statute, and must be amended.
DPB Review
Submitted on 8/11/2021
Review Completed: 8/25/2021
Secretary Review Secretary of Labor Review Completed: 6/10/2022
Governor's Review
ORM Review Completed: 10/12/2022
Governor Review Completed: 10/14/2022
Result: Approved
Virginia Registrar Submitted on 10/20/2022
The Virginia Register of Regulations
Publication Date: 11/21/2022    Volume: 39  Issue: 7
Comment Period Ended 12/21/2022
Contact Information
Name / Title: Marjorie King  / Regulatory Boards Administrator
Address: 9960 Mayland Drive
Suite 400
Richmond, VA 23233
Email Address:
Telephone: (804)367-2785    FAX: (866)430-1033    TDD: (804)527-4290


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Action 5803:
Journeyman Examination Exemption for Completion of Approved Apprenticeship Program
Stages associated with this regulatory action.
Stage Type Status
NOIRA   (9373) Stage withdrawn on 05/01/2023 after the comment period had ended.
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