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author RocketCert Staff
date 09.28.2022

All professionals who are working toward becoming electrical contractors in Georgia must pass the appropriate tests and meet specific qualifications. The state requires that electricians obtain their licenses before they bid on — or work on — any projects. 

Electrical contractors are either Class I or Class II professionals, and they must hold the appropriate license for their specific designated class. While Class I electricians are restricted with regard to the size of the unit they can work on, Class II electrical contractors can work on any size or type of unit.

All electricians in Georgia need licenses to bid on, offer to perform, or perform services under implied or expressed contract. 

What Are the Requirements for Getting a Georgia Electrical Contractor License?

Before you can fill out an application or take any tests, you must make sure that you satisfy the experience requirements. For prospective electricians, at least four years of proven experience are required. 

Once you have four years of experience, you’ll need to collect three letters of reference that will be submitted along with your application. It’s important to know that these letters can only be from professionals who have knowledge of the electrical work that you have done. 

Furthermore, one of the letters must be from a licensed electrical contractor. The three reference letters must be received by the Professional Licensing Board in envelopes that are sealed with the reference's signature across the seal.

Finally, you will need to turn in your application in order to sit and take the Georgia licensing exam. To schedule your exam, you must apply for pre-approval from the testing agency. There are several testing centers that are set up across Georgia.

Passing the Georgia Electrician Exam: What You Need to Know

Once you receive pre-approval to sit for your exam, you’ll schedule it, and then it’s time to get started studying! Both the Class I Exam and the Class II Exam for electrical contractors have 155 questions, and you will have four hours to complete the testing. Both exams are open-book. 

The exams both cover topics and subjects that include:

  • Administrative functions
  • Regulations
  • Laws
  • Technical functions
  • Conductor sizing and protection
  • Transformers
  • Load calculations
  • Voltage drop
  • Over-current protection
  • Motors

It’s important to note that although the exams are open-book, you will not be permitted to access online courses during them. You must thoroughly and properly prepare for your exam so you can pass it the first time you take it. 

Test Prep with RocketCert

Proper preparation should include a variety of resources and tools to help you. RocketCert offers online exam prep materials that are written by experts, available 24/7, and accessible on any device.

We also offer lifetime access to the study materials you will use to prepare for your exam. Our customer support team is available seven days a week, and we offer a “no pass, no pay” policy

RocketCert exam prep includes practice tests and quizzes, instructions on how to do the required calculations, highlighting guides, and more. Make sure you pass your Georgia electrical contractor exam the first time — sign up with RocketCert today.