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Georgia Residential Basic Contractor

The complete combo package includes:

  • All of the books for the Georgia Residential Exam & Business Law
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  • Each Book's Individual Highlighting Presentation
  • Audio tracks for each book to help with some memorization
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    State Requirements & Application

    Requirements:

    • Must be 21 years of age or older.
    • Must be of good character and otherwise qualified as to competency, ability, integrity and financial responsibility. To prove financial responsibility you may submit a bank credit reference for showing 24 months history; a $25,000 surety bond; a $25,000 line of credit or letter of credit; or affirmation of a minimum net worth of $25,000. Must provide a bank credit reference for or credit report within 45 days.
    • Must show two years of proven experience in employment of residential contractor and successful completion of at least two projects in the two years prior to application submission.
    • Must provide copy of an insurance certificate showing proof of workers compensation insurance as required by Georgia law and liability insurance with a minimum amount of $300,000.
    • Residential Basic and Residential Light Commercial contractors do not have any minimum net worth requirements.

    Board Contact Information:

    Professional Licensing Board Division
    237 Coliseum Dr.
    Macon, GA 31217-3858

    Phone:478.207.2440
    Hours: Monday - Friday 8:00am - 5:30pm
    Website:
    Georgia Licensing Contractors Board

    Frequently Asked Questions: (View FAQ)

    Fees: The application fee for a new prime contractor license is $300. The renewal fee is $200. The application fee for a subcontractor is $150.

    Georgia Application: Georgia Application


    Test Information

    Test Information:
    This open book test covers information over 8 subject areas. The questions are created from content in the 8 book set shown below. Pre-approval from the state is required to sit for this exam. There is also a GA Business Law exam which will cover information from the other book in the set below.
    Candidate Information Bulletin: Click here to download the bulletin.

    Applicants must also pass a separate exam on Business Law and Project Management for Georgia. There is a separate $60 fee for the Business Law exam.

    Exam Information
    Exam Fee $72
    Number of Questions 80
    Passing Score 70% or 56 Questions
    Time Limit 200 Minutes

    Subject Area Number of Questions
    Sitework, Footings and Foundation 8
    Concrete and Concrete Reinforcement
    8
    Masonry 5
    Carpentry 16
    Roofing 8
    General Code and Construction Knowledge 18
    Associated Trades 10
    OSHA Safety 7

    Reciprocity

    Georgia has established Reciprocity with Louisiana, South Carolina, and Mississippi. You must hold a current active Residential Builders license and have obtained the license by state examination. Click Here for more information.

    Permitted Work

    With this license you may work on jobs relative to detached one-family and two-family residences and one-family townhouses not over three stories in height.