West Virginia

Licensing (PV)
An electrical license is not required for installing the PV system, however, an electrical license is required to make the final determinations into the electrical grid of the structure.  At minimum, a single family electrical license is required for residential occupancies and a journeyman license for commercial/industrial.

Licensing (Solar thermal)
Each person performing plumbing work must have plumbing license.

Electric code: NEC 2008 edition

The West Virginia State Fire Marshal’s Office recognizes reciprocity with several jurisdictions. Regardless of the jurisdiction, each applicant must possess the minimum WV requirements for licensure.  Reciprocity can only be granted if the individual tested under the current licensing entity and with proof of successfully passing an examination. Individuals who previously held a WV electrician’s license and allowed it to expire ARE NOT eligible for reciprocity.

Virginia, master and journeyman classifications
Ohio, master classification
North Carolina, master classification
Kentucky, master and journeyman classifications
WV Division of Labor, Contractor’s Board, master classification


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