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Georgia Contractors License

get georgia contractors licenseAll qualifying individuals must pass the standard Business and Law examination; in addition, qualifying individuals must pass a second test covering the specific trade or certification area for which they are applying. The Business and Law examination consists of multiple choice questions related to business management and construction law. Applicants can find information below on the breakdown of the topics covered in the examination.


Georgia Contractors License Requirements


let us help you get your contractors licenseA contractors license is required in Georgia at the state level for any residential or commercial project that exceeds $2,500 in value. All electrical, plumbing, and conditioned air contractors, journeymen, and masters are also required to be licensed. Applicants must have a minimum of net worth of $150,000, a Line of Credit with a minimum of $50,000 one must have a CPA submit a reference letter/form attesting to either a review or audit. You also must provide copy of an insurance certificate showing proof of workers compensation insurance as required by Georgia law and liability insurance in a minimum amount of $500,000. If applicant is applying as an individual, such proof shall be on behalf of the individual. If applicant is applying as a qualifying agent, such proof shall relate to the business organization. More info here.


Georgia Business and Law Fees


contractors license feesThe exam fee is $72. A nonrefundable fee of $200.00 must be submitted with application. The fees for the exams vary according to each trade. This amount sometimes includes both the non-refundable application processing fee and covers one or two-year fee. Usually all applicants must have certain amount of working capital. In addition, applicants must also file a bond with the registrar. More info here.


Georgia Business and Law Exam Details


contractor exam detailed informationPre-approval from the state is required to sit for the examination. Business and Law exam has 50 questions and an 2-hour time limit with 70% required to pass the exam. Topics on the exam include licensing requirements, estimating and bidding, business organization and financial management, tax laws, labor laws, project management and lien law, contracts, risk management, and environment and safety. More info here.

Business and Law Exam Content


Licensing Requirements
Estimating and Bidding
Business Organization and Financial Management
Tax Laws
Labor Laws
Project Management and Lien Law
Risk Management
Environmental and Safety

Total Number of Test Questions: 50

Time Allowed: 120 minutes


Books That Are Allowed Into The Exam


1. Georgia State Licensing Board for Residential and General Contractors, Guide to Business, Law and Project Management, 1st Edition, NASCLA.


NOTE: If you are not currently a licensed contractor then you are required to take and pass BOTH the standard LAW exam and TRADE specific exam.


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Georgia Business and Law Exam Home Study Kit $149


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Georgia Contractors License Reciprocity


contractors license reciprocityThe State of Georgia has reciprocity with Arkansas, Mississippi, Louisiana, and Tennessee. However, you must have held the same classification of license in these states for at least three years to qualify for reciprocity. More info here.