• DPOR Closed Monday, July 4th

      Offices closed in observance of Independence Day Online Services available

    • NEW NG Auto Mechanic and Technician Certification

      Regulations effective July 1, 2016 for voluntary regulatory program. Learn more

    • CONSUMER ALERT: Storm Damage Raises Fraud Risk

      Hire only licensed contractors and follow our Top Ten Tips Learn more

    • Conventional Onsite Sewage System Installers

      Exam waiver option expires June 30th Apply before July 1, 2016

    • FAQs about amendments to Amateur MMA law

      Read about HB 1228 and changes coming July 1, 2016 Learn more

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  • You Should Know . . .

    July 4th Office Closing

    DPOR will be closed on Monday, July 4th, in observance of Independence Day. Online Services will remain available for license renewals and other transactions.

    Find fireworks, festivals, and parades in your area at http://www.virginia.org/July4th/.


    Storm Damage Raises Risk of Contractor Fraud

    Learn what you need to know before hiring a contractor. Follow our Top Ten Tips and watch out for scam signals.

    Deadline Approaching for Conventional Onsite Sewage System Installers

    Suspension of exam option expires June 30th.

    During the four-year exam waiver period—from July 1, 2012 to June 30, 2016—conventional installers may qualify for licensure without taking the test if they meet the experience requirement. 

    A completed application must be received (not postmarked) no later than June 30th to take advantage of the exam waiver before the option expires.

    As of July 1, 2016, all applicants for initial licensure as a conventional installer must take and pass the test.  

    The enabling statute “sunsets” on that day (see Chapter 704 of the 2012 Acts of Assembly), meaning the provisions of that section of the law expire, and Board staff has no discretion to make exceptions or grant additional extensions.

    Changes coming July 1st affecting boxing, martial arts program

    Learn about HB 1228, amateur boxing exemption, and amateur MMA sanctioning organization amendments. **New application form for Amateur Sanctioning Organizations now available.** 

    Also: what you need to know about on-site application fee at pro boxing and MMA events.