Virginia Regulatory Town Hall

Proposed Text


Fee for Examination Change
Stage: Fast-Track
6/21/22  8:38 AM
18VAC50-22-80 Examinations

All examinations required for licensure shall be approved by the board and provided by the board or a testing service acting on behalf of the board, or another governmental agency or organization. The examination fee shall must consist of the administration expenses of the Department of Professional and Occupational Regulation ensuing from the board's examination procedures and contract charges. Exam service contracts shall be established through competitive negotiation in compliance with the Virginia Public Procurement Act (§ 11-35 et seq. of the Code of Virginia). The current examination shall not exceed a cost of $100 per element to the candidate.

18VAC50-22-100 Fees

Each check or money order shall be made payable to the Treasurer of Virginia. All fees required by the board are nonrefundable. In the event that a check, money draft or similar instrument for payment of a fee required by statute or regulation is not honored by the bank or financial institution named, the applicant or regulant shall be required to remit fees sufficient to cover the original fee, plus an additional processing charge set by the department:

Fee Type

When Due

Amount Due

Class C Initial License

with license application


Class B Initial License

with license application


Class A Initial License

with license application


Temporary License

with license application and applicable initial license fee


Residential Building Energy Analyst Firm License

with license application


Qualified Individual Exam Fee

with exam application


Class B Exam Fee

with exam application ($20 per section)


Class A Exam Fee

with exam application ($20 per section)


Note: A $25 Recovery Fund assessment is also required with each initial license application, except for the residential building energy analyst firm license. If the applicant does not meet all requirements and does not become licensed, this assessment will be refunded. The examination fees approved by the board but administered by another governmental agency or organization shall be determined by that agency or organization.