Georgia Residential Light Commercial Contractor License (GA)

Pursuing a career in the construction field? Study at home for your Georgia Residential Light Commercial Contractor License and Exam with our fully online, easy to take, and self-paced course.

Georgia Residential Light Commercial Contractor License and Exam
Steps to Success

1. Obtain pre-approval from the State to exam.
2. Purchase Exam Prep and Books.
3. Schedule and pass your state exams.
4. Submit your application, licensing fee, and proof of insurance to the State.

Exam Review Option Includes
Study Tips
Instructor Support
Highlighting Guides
Practice Exams
Math and Plans
Licensing Information
iOS/Android Tablet and Smartphone Compatible
1 Year of Access

Course Fee: $199.99

About This License

A Residential/Light Commercial contractor performs any work or activity covered under the Residential/Basic contractor AND work or activity related to multifamily and multiuse light commercial buildings and structures, and their related accessory buildings and structures. These buildings/structures must be less than 4 stories high, less than 25,000 square feet in aggregate interior floor space. Buildings/structures are constructed of wood or light gauge metal frame, brick veneer, prefabricated, or manufactured type of construction, or are pre-engineered steel buildings not exceeding 50,000 square feet of interior floor space.


Our training is written by Subject Matter Experts and built by Instructional Designers.

No Pass, No Pay

If you are not able to pass your exam on the SECOND attempt, we will refund your course fee. Conditions do apply.

Flexible & Self Paced

Simply login and out as needed. We track your progress.

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Requirements to Obtaining your License

A Contractors License (Residential Light Commercial Contractor) is required in Georgia when the project exceeds $2,500.

  • Pre-approval from the state is required to sit for the examination.
  • Please note that the Georgia Business and Law exam is also required to be passed to obtain your contractor’s license.
  • Licensure will be required for the practice of contracting in Georgia for any job over $2,500.
  • Applicants must prove financial responsibility by submitting a bank credit reference form showing 24 month history; a $25,000 surety bond; a $25,000 line of credit or letter of credit; or an affirmation of a minimum net worth of $25,000.
  • 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.
  • Must list two projects successfully performed and completed within the residential-light commercial category within the four years prior to application submission.
  • Other requirements listed here

Exam Review, Training, Education

We offer review for the Georgia Residential Light Commercial Contractor Exam through home study/ online course format. 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.

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.

  • 2006 International Building Code
  • 2006 International Residential Code
  • OSHA Code of Federal Regulations Part 1926
  • Carpentry and Building Construction
  • Guide to Good Practice for Wood Trusses
  • Contractors Guide to Quality Concrete
  • Modern Masonry
  • Pipe and Excavation Contracting
  • Gypsum Construction Handbook
  • Handling and Erection of Steel Joists and Joist Girders
  • Manual of Construction with Steel Deck
  • 2009 International Energy Conservation Code

The following reference is also needed for the exam. It is available to print online free of charge.

Exam Details

  • The fee for the exam is $72.
  • The Georgia Residential Light Commercial Contractor Exam has 90 questions and a time limit of 230 minutes.
  • A 70% is required to pass.
  • Topics on the exam include sitework, footings, and foundation; concrete and concrete reinforcement; masonry; carpentry; metals; roofing; associated trades; general code and construction knowledge; and OSHA safety.
  • To schedule your exam, you must first obtain pre-approval from the board. Then, contact PSI at 1-800-733-9267.

Continuing Education

Applicants are required to complete 3 hours of continuing education each year.

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.

Reciprocity Agreement

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.
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