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Georgia General Commercial Contractors License

get georgia contractors licenseA General Contractor is unlimited as to the type of work they may do. It also does not limit them as to what type of contracts they are eligible to bid on. It provides for private, commercial, institutional, industrial, public, and other buildings and structures. This does NOT include HVAC, Plumbing, Electrical, Low Voltage, or Utility Contracting. There are no limitations on project size


Georgia General Commercial 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. Applicants can qualify through formal education or through practical experience, or a combination of the two…(1) A 4-year degree from a formal accredited college or university in engineering, architecture, construction management, and building construction or related-field acceptable to the Division and one year of work experience as or in the employment of a general contractor or other proven experience deemed substantially similar by the Division OR (2) Combination of college-level academic accredited courses and proven practical experience working as or in the employment of a general contractor or other proven experience deemed substantially similar by the Division equaling at least 4 years in the aggregate OR (3) Total of at least 4 years of proven active experience working in a construction industry related field, at least two of which shall have been as or in the employment of a general contractor, or other proven experience deemed acceptable by the Division and at least one of which shall have been in or relating to administration, marketing, accounting, estimating, drafting, engineering, supervision, or project management or functions deemed substantially similar by the Division. Must be a minimum of 21 years old and must complete and sign authorization for background check, including criminal history. Reference Letter Information: Instructions for Architect/Engineer Reference Letter -(As Part of the Work Experience requirement on Page 5 of the License Application) The applicant shall provide at least one letter of recommendation from a registered or licensed architect or engineer that includes, as a minimum, the following information: The Full Name of the Applicant, The name, approximate size , date and dollar amount of the commercial project worked on together during the qualifying time period, A statement that the applicant demonstrated reasonable skills and knowledge of general contracting on the project. A statement that the architect or engineer recommends the state grant a license to conduct General Contracting to the applicant upon completion of the exams and other requirements. Any further explanation or comments regarding applicant’s abilities, skills, knowledge, and integrity. The letter shall include the architect or engineer of records current address, contact information and registration or license number issued by the accredited licensing body. More info here.


Georgia General Commercial Contractors Fees


contractors license feesThe fee for the exam is $106. 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. Applicants must have a minimum net worth of $150,000, and a Line of Credit with a minimum of $50,000. Applicants must have a CPA submit a reference letter (on the Board Form) attesting to either a review or audit. Applicants must show $ 500,000.00 in General Liability Insurance. 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. Applicants having more than 3 employees must have Workers Compensation Insurance. More info here.


Georgia General Commercial Contractors Exam Details


contractor exam detailed informationAll eligibility's are valid for 1-year from the date that the application is received by the Board. If you do not pass the examination within the 1-year period, you must reapply with the Board. You must pass both the Business and Law and the Trade examinations within the 1-year period. If you fail one examination, and pass the other examination, you will only need to retake the failed examination. If you fail the examination twice within the 1-year eligibility period your application becomes void. You will need to reapply to the Board, for both examinations, regardless if you had passed one during the 1-year period. You may reapply after the original 1 year eligibility period expires. Pre-approval from the state is required to sit for the examination. The contractors exam for Building Construction Exam has 115 questions and a time limit of 330 minutes. The Business and Law exam has 50 questions and 120 minutes limit. More info here.

Georgia Commercial Exam Content ( NASCLA)


Planning and Estimating
Financial and Project Management
Site Construction
Wood Foundations and Framing
Thermal Moisture Protection
Doors, Windows, and Glazing
Specialty Equipment and Conveyance Systems

Total Number of Test Questions: 115

Time Allowed: 330 minutes


Books That Are Allowed Into The Exam


1. Guide to Good Practice for Handing, Installing, Restraining, and Bracing of Metal Plate Connected Wood Truses, 2013, Wood Truss Council of America.

2. Construction Jobsite Management, 4th Edition, 2016, William R. Mincks, Hal Johnston.

3. NASCLA Contractor's Guide to Business, Law, and Project Management - Basic Edition, 11th Edition, NASCLA.

4. Erectors' Manual: Standards and Guidelines for the Erection of Precast Concrete Products, 2nd Edition, 1999, Precast/Prestressed Concrete Institute.

5. Training and Certification of Field Personnel for Unbonded Post-Tensioning - Level 1 Field Fundamentals, 3rd Edition, 2003, Post-Tensioning Institute.

6. Construction Project Management, 2014, 4th edition, Frederick Gould, Nancy Joyce, Pearson Education, Inc.


7. ACI 318-11 or ACI 318-14 (2011 or 2014): Building Code Requirements for Structural Concrete and Commentary, American Concrete Institute, (248) 848-3700,

8. SDI Manual of Construction with Steel Deck, 2nd Edition, 2006, Steel Deck Institute.

9. Pipe and Excavation Contracting, 2011, Dave Roberts.

10. Gypsum Construction Handbook, 7th Edition, 2014, USG.

11. Placing Reinforcing Bars, Recommended Practices, 9th Edition, 2011, CRSI.

12. Handling and Erection of Steel Joists and Joist Girders, 3rd Edition, 2008, Steel Joist Institute.

13. Modern Masonry: Brick, Block, Stone, 8th Edition, 2015, Clois E. Kicklighter.

14. Principles and Practices of Commercial Construction, 9th Edition, 2014, Cameron K. Andres and Ronald C. Smith.

15. Code of Federal Regulations - 29 CFR Part 1926 (OSHA), Revised as of 2011 - OR - (OSHA) Excerpts as of 2011 by PSI.

16. Carpentry & Building Construction, 2010, John Feirer, Gilbert Hutchings and Mark Feirer.

17. ANSI Accessible and Usable Buildings and Facilities, 2009, ANSI.

18. Roofing Construction and Estimating, 1995, Daniel Atcheson.

19. The Contractor's Guide to Quality Concrete Construction, 3rd Edition, 2005, American Society of Concrete Contractors.

20. Green Building Fundamentals, 2nd Edition, 2011, Michael Montoya.

21. International Building Code, 2012, ICC.



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NASCLA home study material includes over 500 pages of exam related information such as, business law, project management, math examples, estimating, formulas, OSHA safety, blueprint reading, and other construction trade content. We believe that in order to be a successful contractor, one needs to understand these foundational concepts, which will not only help you pass your contractors exam, but also provide valuable information on how to stay competitive while keeping your contractors license active.

The NASCLA practice exams consists of 800 practice questions relating to specific sections and are broken into 8 exams of 100 questions each. Each practice exam covers questions on NASCLA specific topics including; planning and estimating, financial project management, OSHA safety, site construction, concrete, masonry, metals, wood, thermal and moisture protection, doors, windows, and glazing, finishes, specialty equipment and conveyance systems. The NASCLA practice exams come with detailed solutions manuals. The solutions manuals contain detailed explanations to every allowed book used for the open book exam with references to building code and specific page numbers.

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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.