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Requirements to Obtaining your License
A Contractors License (Residential Basic) is required in Georgia when the project exceeds $2,500.
Work that can be Done Under this License
A Residential Contractor is a person who performs contractor work or activity relative to detached one-family and two-family residences and one-family townhouses not over 3 stories in height. Also included are their accessory buildings and structures. There are no individual project size limitations.
Applying to get your License
To apply, contact the state of Georgia at 1-478-207-2440. A nonrefundable fee of $200.00 must be submitted with application.
This license 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..
Applicants are required to complete 3 hours of continuing education each year.
Books and References for the Exam
The following references are permitted to be taken into the examination. These references may be tabbed (with a permanent index tab) and highlighted. They are available for purchase from our online contractor’s bookstore or by calling our office at 1-800-952-0910.
The following reference is also needed for the exam. It is available to print online free of charge.
Exam Review, Training, Education
We offer review for the Georgia Residential Basic Contractor Exam through home study/ online course format. The fee for the online class is $125 and includes the business and law practice test. The program takes you through each one of the reference books that the exam is based on showing you exactly what to highlight. After your highlighting is completed with each book, you have the option take an online practice test to reinforce concepts presented. Also, there is an extensive math and plans analysis portion. The program narrated and animated. For more information, or to order, contact our office at 1-800-952-0910.
Online Class Price: $125