Construction Licensing Compliance Guide

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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
Fact Checked:4/27/18

Initial Registration

Form:

Asbestos Contractor License Application

Filing Method:

Mail

Agency Fee:

$100

Fact Checked:12/4/18

Registration Renewal

Form:

Asbestos Contractor Renewal Application

Filing Method:

Mail

Agency Fee:

$100

Due:

Annually

Fact Checked:12/4/18

Georgia Conditioned Air Contractors license

More Information:

www.sos.ga.gov/index.php/licensing/plb/15 

Agency:Georgia Construction Industry Licensing Board - Division of Conditioned Air Contractors
Foreign Qualification is Prerequisite:No
Registered Agent (Special Agency) Required?No
Fact Checked:1/27/20

Initial Registration

Form:

www.sos.ga.gov/index.php/licensing/plb/15

Filing Method:

MAIL APPLICATION TO THE BOARD IN A 9X12 ENVELOPE & DO NOT STAPLE OR FOLD APPLICATION.

Agency Fee:

$30

Original Ink:Required
Notarize:Required
Fact Checked:1/27/20

Registration Renewal

Fact Checked:1/27/20

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.

Fact Checked:5/16/18

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.

Fact Checked:1/30/19

Registration Renewal

Filing Method:

Online

Agency Fee:

$100

Due:

By June 30 of even-numbered years.

Fact Checked:1/30/19

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.

Fact Checked:5/16/18

Initial Registration

Form:

Application -GEN- Examination General Contractor Qualifying Agent - Limited Tier

Agency Fee:

$200

Notarize:Required
Fact Checked:1/30/19

Registration Renewal

Filing Method:

Online

Agency Fee:

$100

Due:

By June 30 of even-numbered years.

Fact Checked:1/30/19

Georgia Low Voltage (Alarm) Contractor License

More Information:

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

Agency:Georgia Board of Utility Contractors
Fact Checked:4/27/18

Initial Registration

Form:

Application - Examination for Low Voltage Contractor

Agency Fee:

$30

Fact Checked:1/27/20

Registration Renewal

Filing Method:

Online

Agency Fee:

$75

Due:

By August 31 of odd-numbered years.

Fact Checked:1/27/20

Georgia Low Voltage (General) Contractor License

More Information:

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

Agency:Georgia Board of Utility Contractors
Fact Checked:4/27/18

Initial Registration

Form:

Application - Examination for Low Voltage Contractor

Agency Fee:

$30

Fact Checked:1/27/20

Registration Renewal

Filing Method:

Online

Agency Fee:

$75

Due:

By August 31 of odd-numbered years.

Fact Checked:1/27/20

Georgia Low Voltage (Telecommunications) Contractor License

More Information:

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

Agency:Georgia Board of Utility Contractors
Fact Checked:4/27/18

Initial Registration

Form:

Application for Low Voltage Contractor

Agency Fee:

$30

Fact Checked:1/27/20

Registration Renewal

Filing Method:

Online

Agency Fee:

$75

Due:

By August 31 of odd-numbered years.

Fact Checked:1/27/20

Georgia Low Voltage (Unrestricted) Contractor License

More Information:

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

Agency:Georgia Board of Utility Contractors
Fact Checked:4/27/18

Initial Registration

Form:

Examination for Low Voltage Contractor

Agency Fee:

$30

Fact Checked:1/27/20

Registration Renewal

Filing Method:

Online

Agency Fee:

$75

Due:

By August 31 of odd-numbered years.

Fact Checked:1/27/20

Georgia Plumbing Contractor License

Not required



Plumbing Contractor Company licensure is not required on the State level in Georgia.

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.

Fact Checked:5/16/18

Initial Registration

Form:

Application -RES- Examination Residential Basic Qualifying Agent

Agency Fee:

$200

Notarize:Required
Fact Checked:1/30/19

Registration Renewal

Filing Method:

Online

Agency Fee:

$100

Due:

By June 30 of even-numbered years.

Fact Checked:1/30/19

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).

Fact Checked:5/16/18

Initial Registration

Form:

Application -RES- Examination Residential Light Commercial Qualifying Agent

Agency Fee:

$200

Fact Checked:1/30/19

Registration Renewal

Filing Method:

Online

Agency Fee:

$100

Due:

By June 30 of even-numbered years.

Fact Checked:1/30/19

Georgia Utility Contractor License

More Information:

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

Agency:Georgia Board of Utility Contractors
Fact Checked:4/27/18

Initial Registration

Form:

Utility Contractor License

Agency Fee:

$50

Fact Checked:1/27/20

Registration Renewal

Filing Method:

Online

Agency Fee:

$75

Due:

By April 30 of odd-numbered years.

Fact Checked:1/27/20

Individual Licenses

Georgia Individual Construction and Contracting Licenses

Georgia General Contractor Individual

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.

Fact Checked:9/26/19

Initial Registration

Form:

Application -GEN- Examination General Contractor Individual

Filing Method:

Mail or online.

Fact Checked:9/26/19

Initial Registration

Form:

General Contractor Individual Examination Application

Agency Fee:

$200

Notarize:Required
Fact Checked:1/30/20

Registration Renewal

Filing Method:

Online

Due:

By June 30 of even-numbered years.

Fact Checked:9/26/19

Registration Renewal

Filing Method:

Online

Agency Fee:

$100

Due:

By June 30 of even-numbered years.

Fact Checked:1/30/20

Georgia General Contractor Individual Qualifying Agent

Agency:Georgia Board of Residential and General Contractors
Fact Checked:9/26/19

Initial Registration

Form:

Application -GEN- General Contractor Qualifying Agent

Filing Method:

Mail or Online.

Agency Fee:

$200

Fact Checked:9/26/19

Initial Registration

Form:

General Contractor Qualifying Agent Examination Application

Agency Fee:

$200

Notarize:Required
Fact Checked:1/30/20

Registration Renewal

Fact Checked:9/26/19

Registration Renewal

Filing Method:

Online

Agency Fee:

$100

Due:

By June 30 of even-numbered years.

Fact Checked:1/30/20

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
Fact Checked:4/27/18

Initial Registration

Form:

Journeyman Plumber License

Agency Fee:

$30

Notarize:Required
Fact Checked:1/30/20

Registration Renewal

Agency Fee:

$35

Due:

By November 30 of even-numbered years.

Notes:

No renewal application on the website. A renewal email reminder is sent to all current licensees approximately 8 weeks prior to renewal.

Fact Checked:1/30/20

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
Fact Checked:4/27/18

Initial Registration

Form:

Conditioned Air Exam Application

Filing Method:

Mail

Agency Fee:

$30

Fact Checked:12/4/18

Registration Renewal

Filing Method:

Online

Agency Fee:

$75

Due:

By November 30 of odd-numbered years.

Fact Checked:12/4/18

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
Fact Checked:4/27/18

Initial Registration

Form:

Electrical Exam Application

Filing Method:

Mail

Agency Fee:

$30

Fact Checked:12/4/18

Registration Renewal

Filing Method:

Online

Agency Fee:

$75

Due:

By June 30 of even-numbered years.

Fact Checked:12/4/18

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
Fact Checked:4/27/18

Initial Registration

Form:

Restricted Master Plumber License

Agency Fee:

$30

Notarize:Required
Fact Checked:1/30/20

Registration Renewal

Agency Fee:

$75

Due:

By November 30 of even-numbered years.

Notes:

No renewal application on the website. A renewal email reminder is sent to all current licensees approximately 8 weeks prior to renewal.

Fact Checked:1/30/20

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
Fact Checked:4/27/18

Initial Registration

Form:

Conditioned Air Exam Application

Filing Method:

Mail

Agency Fee:

$30

Fact Checked:12/4/18

Registration Renewal

Filing Method:

Online

Agency Fee:

$75

Due:

By November 30 of odd-numbered years.

Fact Checked:12/4/18

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
Fact Checked:4/27/18

Initial Registration

Form:

Electrical Exam Application

Filing Method:

Mail

Agency Fee:

$30

Fact Checked:12/4/18

Registration Renewal

Filing Method:

Online

Agency Fee:

$75

Due:

By June 30 of even-numbered years.

Fact Checked:12/4/18

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
Fact Checked:4/27/18

Initial Registration

Form:

Unrestricted Master Plumber License

Agency Fee:

$30

Notarize:Required
Fact Checked:1/30/20

Registration Renewal

Agency Fee:

$75

Due:

By November 30 of even-numbered years.

Notes:

No renewal application on the website. A renewal email reminder is sent to all current licensees approximately 8 weeks prior to renewal.

Fact Checked:1/30/20

Georgia Utility Foreman License

More Information:

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

Agency:Georgia Board of Utility Contractors
Fact Checked:4/27/18

Initial Registration

Form:

Utility Foreman License

Agency Fee:

$30

Notarize:Required
Fact Checked:1/30/20

Registration Renewal

Agency Fee:

$75

Due:

By April 30 of odd-numbered years.

Notes:

No renewal application on the website. A renewal email reminder is sent to all current licensees approximately 8 weeks prior to renewal.

Fact Checked:1/30/20

Georgia Utility Manager License

More Information:

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

Agency:Georgia Board of Utility Contractors
Fact Checked:4/27/18

Initial Registration

Form:

Utility Manager License

Agency Fee:

$30

Notarize:Required
Fact Checked:1/30/20

Registration Renewal

Agency Fee:

$75

Due:

By April 30 of odd-numbered years.

Notes:

No renewal application on the website. A renewal email reminder is sent to all current licensees approximately 8 weeks prior to renewal.

Fact Checked:1/30/20

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