Georgia Board of Residential and General Contractors


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Contact Information

Physical address:
237 Coliseum Dr.
Macon, Georgia 31217

Phone: 404-656-2881

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Licenses

We track the following licenses with the Georgia Board of Residential and General Contractors in order to provide compliance services to our clients. As a client, you see this and other reference data in License Manager in-line with your licenses.

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Georgia General Contractor Individual License

Agency:Georgia Board of Residential and General Contractors
Notes:

This license is for individuals acting on their own behalf as a sole proprietor.

If an applicant is applying on behalf of and for the benefit of abusiness organization (any partnership, corporation, limited liability entity, business trust, joint venture, or other legal entity, other than an individual person doing business as a sole proprietorship), the application must be submitted by and through "an individual qualifying agent" for such business organization.

Initial Registration

Form:

General Contractor Individual Examination Application

Agency Fee:

$200

Notarize:Required

Registration Renewal

Filing Method:

Online

Agency Fee:

$100

Due:

By June 30 of even-numbered years.

Georgia General Contractor Individual Qualifying Agent

Agency:Georgia Board of Residential and General Contractors

Initial Registration

Form:

General Contractor Qualifying Agent Examination Application

Agency Fee:

$200

Notarize:Required

Registration Renewal

Filing Method:

Online

Agency Fee:

$100

Due:

By June 30 of even-numbered years.

Georgia General Contractor License

Agency:Georgia Board of Residential and General Contractors
Foreign Qualification is Prerequisite:Yes
Financial Requirements:

General Contractors must have a minimum net worth of $150,000.

Insurance Requirements:

A certificate of insurance showing general liability insurance in the amount of $500,000 per occurance is required. Proof of workers' compensation insurance is also required for contractors with employees.

Initial Registration

Form:

General Contractor Qualifying Agent Application- Examination/Prior Approval/Reactivation/Reciprocity

Filing Method:

Mail

Agency Fee:

$200

Original Ink:Required
Notarize:Required
Notes:

Applicants are required to submit a letter from a CPA certifying that their financials have been compiled, reviewed, or audited.

How to Apply:

Domestic Applicants:

  1. Register your business entity with the Georgia Secretary of State.
  2. Submit a license application to the Board of Residential and General Contractors.
  3. The qualifying individual must pass the requisite exams and then a license will be issued.
     

Foreign Applicants:

  1. Foreign qualify your business entity with the Georgia Secretary of State.
  2. Submit a license application to the Board of Residential and General Contractors.
  3. The qualifying individual must pass the requisite exams and then a license will be issued. If applying via reciprocity or after passing the NASCLA exam in another state, the qualifying individual must still pass the Georgia business and law exam.
Required Attachments:
  • Certificate of Incorporation or Organization (domestic entities) or Certificate of Authorization (foreign entities) from the Secretary of State
  • Qualifying Agent Affidavit
  • Bankruptcy Documents (if applicable)
  • Official College Transcript/Diploma/Certificate
  • NASCLA Transcript Receipt (if applicable)
  • Projects/Experience
  • Certificate of Insurance showing the company as the insured and documenting that you carry general liability insurance in the amount of $500,000 per occurrence. The Certificate Holder must be the State Licensing Board for Residential and General Contractors.
  • Workman’s Compensation Insurance (if applicable)
  • Employment Affidavit
  • Net Worth Affirmation or Financial Documents
  • Project Reference Affidavit
  • Disciplinary Action/Sanctions (if applicable)
  • Secure & Verifiable Document
  • Affidavit of Citizenship
  • Immigration Documents (If applicable)

Registration Renewal

Filing Method:

Online

Agency Fee:

$100

Due:

By June 30 of even-numbered years.

Amendment
Change of Qualifying Agent

Form:

General Contractor Qualifying Agent Application by Examination or General Contractor Qualifying Agent Application- Reciprocity or General Contractor Qualifying Agent Application / Prior Approval

Filing Method:

Mail or online.

Agency Fee:

$200

Due:
  • If a qualifying agent ceases to be affiliated with a business organization, for any reason, he or she shall so inform the general contractor division within 45 days.
  • If the only qualifying agent of a general contractor ceases to be affiliated with the entity, within 45 days the general contractor division must be notified of the termination of the relationship with that qualifying agent. The contractor will then have 120 days to employ another qualifying agent and submit an application for licensure under the new qualifying agent.
Law:

GA R&R Rule 553-4-.03(4)

Georgia Limited Tier General Contractor License

Agency:Georgia Board of Residential and General Contractors
Financial Requirements:

Limited Tier General Contractors must have a minimum net worth of $25,000.

Insurance Requirements:

A certificate of insurance showing general liability insurance in the amount of $500,000 per occurance is required. Proof of workers' compensation insurance is also required for contractors with employees.

Notes:

Limited tier contractors cannot take on projects worth $500,000 or more.

Registration Renewal

Filing Method:

Online

Agency Fee:

$100

Due:

By June 30 of even-numbered years.

Georgia Residential Basic Contractor License

Agency:Georgia Board of Residential and General Contractors
Financial Requirements:

Residential Contractors have a minimum net worth requirement of $25,000

Insurance Requirements:

A certificate of insurance showing general liability insurance in the amount of $300,000 per occurance is required. Proof of workers' compensation insurance is also required for contractors with employees.

Bond Requirements:

Applicants may submit a $25,000 surety bond if they do not meet the net worth requirement.

Initial Registration

Form:

Application -RES- Examination Residential Basic Qualifying Agent

Filing Method:

Mail or online.

Agency Fee:

$200

Notarize:Required

Registration Renewal

Filing Method:

Online

Agency Fee:

$100

Due:

By June 30 of even-numbered years.

Georgia Residential Light Commercial Contractor License

Agency:Georgia Board of Residential and General Contractors
Financial Requirements:

Residential Contractors have a minimum net worth requirement of $25,000

Insurance Requirements:

A certificate of insurance showing general liability insurance in the amount of $500,000 per occurance is required. Proof of workers' compensation insurance is also required for contractors with employees.

Bond Requirements:

Applicants may submit a $25,000 surety bond if they do not meet the net worth requirement.

Notes:

Light commercial contractors may perform the same services as a residential basic contractor and may additionally work on light commercial buildings which are less than 4 stories and less than 25,000 square feet (or less than 50,000 square feet in the case of certain preengineering buildings).

Registration Renewal

Filing Method:

Online

Agency Fee:

$100

Due:

By June 30 of even-numbered years.

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