Georgia Construction Licensing

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Licenses are typically required for individuals and businesses that provide construction industry services. This guide contains information about construction industry licensing in Georgia.

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Georgia Construction and Contracting Company Licenses

Georgia Asbestos Contractor License

More Information:

https://epd.georgia.gov/asbestos-forms

Agency:Georgia Environmental Protection Division - Asbestos Contractors and Training Providers

Initial Registration

Form:

Asbestos Contractor License Application

Filing method:

Mail

Agency fee:

$100

Registration Renewal

Form:

Asbestos Contractor Renewal Application

Filing method:

Mail

Agency fee:

$100

Due:

Annually

Georgia General Contractor License

More Information:

http://sos.ga.gov/cgi-bin/plbforms.asp?board=49

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

Contractors must have a net worth of $150,000 or more.

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:

Application -GEN- Examination General Contractor Qualifying Agent

Agency fee:

$200

Notarize:Required
Notes:

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

Registration Renewal

Filing method:

Online

Agency fee:

$100

Due:

By June 30 of even-numbered years.

Georgia Limited Tier General Contractor License

More Information:

http://sos.ga.gov/cgi-bin/plbforms.asp?board=49

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

Contractors must have a net worth of $25,000 or more.

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 Low Voltage (Alarm) Contractor License

More Information:

http://sos.ga.gov/index.php/licensing/plb/60

Agency:Georgia Board of Utility Contractors

Georgia Low Voltage (General) Contractor License

More Information:

http://sos.ga.gov/index.php/licensing/plb/60

Agency:Georgia Board of Utility Contractors

Georgia Low Voltage (Telecommunications) Contractor License

More Information:

http://sos.ga.gov/index.php/licensing/plb/60

Agency:Georgia Board of Utility Contractors

Georgia Low Voltage (Unrestricted) Contractor License

More Information:

http://sos.ga.gov/index.php/licensing/plb/60

Agency:Georgia Board of Utility Contractors

Georgia Plumbing Contractor License

Not required



Plumbing contractor licenses are not issued at the state level in Georgia.

Georgia Residential Basic Contractor License

More Information:

http://sos.ga.gov/cgi-bin/plbforms.asp?board=49

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

Contractors must have a net worth of $25,000 or more.

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

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

More Information:

http://sos.ga.gov/cgi-bin/plbforms.asp?board=49

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

Contractors must have a net worth of $25,000 or more.

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.

Georgia Utility Contractor License

More Information:

http://sos.ga.gov/index.php/licensing/plb/56

Agency:Georgia Board of Utility Contractors

Individual Licenses

Georgia Individual Construction and Contracting Licenses

Georgia Journeyman Plumber License

More Information:

http://sos.ga.gov/index.php/licensing/plb/40

Agency:Georgia Construction Industry Licensing Board - Division of Master and Journeyman Plumbers

Georgia Restricted Conditioned Air Contractor License

More Information:

http://sos.ga.gov/index.php/licensing/plb/15

Agency:Georgia Construction Industry Licensing Board - Division of Conditioned Air Contractors

Initial Registration

Form:

Conditioned Air Exam Application

Filing method:

Mail

Agency fee:

$30

Registration Renewal

Filing method:

Online

Agency fee:

$75

Due:

By November 30 of odd-numbered years.

Georgia Restricted Electrical Contractor License

More Information:

http://sos.ga.gov/index.php/licensing/plb/21

Agency:Georgia Construction Industry Licensing Board - Division of Electrical Contractors

Initial Registration

Form:

Electrical Exam Application

Filing method:

Mail

Agency fee:

$30

Registration Renewal

Filing method:

Online

Agency fee:

$75

Due:

By June 30 of even-numbered years.

Georgia Restricted Master Plumber License

More Information:

http://sos.ga.gov/index.php/licensing/plb/40

Agency:Georgia Construction Industry Licensing Board - Division of Master and Journeyman Plumbers

Georgia Unrestricted Conditioned Air Contractor License

More Information:

http://sos.ga.gov/index.php/licensing/plb/15

Agency:Georgia Construction Industry Licensing Board - Division of Conditioned Air Contractors

Initial Registration

Form:

Conditioned Air Exam Application

Filing method:

Mail

Agency fee:

$30

Registration Renewal

Filing method:

Online

Agency fee:

$75

Due:

By November 30 of odd-numbered years.

Georgia Unrestricted Electrical Contractor License

More Information:

http://sos.ga.gov/index.php/licensing/plb/21

Agency:Georgia Construction Industry Licensing Board - Division of Electrical Contractors

Initial Registration

Form:

Electrical Exam Application

Filing method:

Mail

Agency fee:

$30

Registration Renewal

Filing method:

Online

Agency fee:

$75

Due:

By June 30 of even-numbered years.

Georgia Unrestricted Master Plumber License

More Information:

http://sos.ga.gov/index.php/licensing/plb/40

Agency:Georgia Construction Industry Licensing Board - Division of Master and Journeyman Plumbers

Georgia Utility Foreman License

More Information:

http://sos.ga.gov/index.php/licensing/plb/56

Agency:Georgia Board of Utility Contractors

Georgia Utility Manager License

More Information:

http://sos.ga.gov/index.php/licensing/plb/56

Agency:Georgia Board of Utility Contractors

Associated General Contractors of America
Professional association providing advocacy and organization for construction firms and workers.

National Association of Home Builders
National association for the promotion of the housing industry.

National Association of State Contractors Licensing Agencies
National organization that represents and promotes the interests of state level contractor licensing agencies.

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