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Georgia General Contractor Licensing & Exam Prep

Both Residential and General Contractors in Georgia must obtain a license before performing any work or bidding. To obtain a general contractor license in Georgia, applicants must first meet the exam, insurance, and experience requirements. For a Georgia contractor license, you must pass the Business Law and the NASCLA General Contractor Exam.

We have Georgia contractor license exam prep materials to help you pass on your first try. All of our training is offered in an online, self-paced format. We also back our courses with our no pass, no pay policy. We hope that you make RocketCert your home to help you obtain your Georgia General Contractor's License.

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Online Exam Preparation

How do I pass the Georgia Contractor exam?

The Georgia General Contracting exams are open book. The references are permitted to be tabbed, highlighted, and used during your test! Unfortunately, our online course is NOT permitted to be accessed during the State exam.

The exam prep includes math, plan reading, highlighting guides covering the topics your exam is based on, practice questions for each references, and unlimited attempts on our "test simulation".

Online Georgia General Contractor Exam Prep Includes:

  • Math & Plans Lessons - Here, we teach you math concepts and how to solve calculations on test day.
  • Highlighting Guides - Introduce the critical information in your book(s). This will familiarize you with each book’s content and its layout.
  • Quizzes - These practice quizzes are based on each individual book/reference. They reinforce key concepts.
  • Test Simulation / Practice Exam - Comprehensive exams randomly generated from our database of questions. Test simulations are restricted by time, and hints are disabled. Test simulations are as close to the real exam as you can get.
  • Guide to Tabbing - This section includes tabbing books and other test taking strategies to keep calm and focused during the exam.

Georgia General Contractor Online Exam Prep (NASCLA Exam)

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Lifetime Online Access to:

  • NASCLA Online Exam Prep

Our Online Exam Prep features:

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Georgia General Contractor Exam Bundle (NASCLA Exam)

Includes the following:

  • NASCLA Online Exam Prep
  • All the books to use during the exam

Plus the following:

  • Permanent/Pre-Printed Tabs
  • Free Shipping!
  • Instructor Support
  • No Pass No Pay Policy
  • Lifetime Access from nearly any device

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The Business & Law exam must also be passed:

Georgia Business and Law Exam Bundle

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$232 $209

Georgia Business and Law Online Exam Prep

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Georgia Contractors Guide to Business, Law, Contractors 3rd Edition

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$89

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Scope of work

What type of work can be done the Georgia General Contractor License?

Licensed General Contractor in Georgia
  • General Contractors License

    There are no restrictions on the type of work that general contractors in Georgia can do. However, there are financial limits that they must adhere to. If the scope of the work falls within the scope of electrical contracting, plumbing, conditioned air contracting, low voltage contracting, or utility contracting, a duly licensed contractor must complete the work.
    General contractors are responsible for the construction of private, commercial, institutional, industrial, public, and other buildings and structures. This applies to projects under contract with or engagement directly by an owner. However, there may be exceptions as specified by law.
Requirements & steps

What are the Georgia General Contractor License requirements?

Georgia contractors license experience requirementsExperience / Exam Requirements

  • Pass Business Law and GA General Contractor exams (pre-approval is required)
  • Proven work experience: 1 year in the construction industry with a bachelor degree in the field of engineering, architecture, construction management, building construction, or other field acceptable to the division.
  • Proven work experience: 4 years in the construction industry without a related bachelor degree
  • Submit at least one project that you managed and oversaw successfully within the past 5 years. This project should demonstrate your ability to handle general oversight and primary management responsibility.

Georgia contractors license financial requirementsFinancial / Insurance Requirements

  • Applicants must have general liability insurance. The insurance should be at least $500,000 per occurrence. They must also provide a signed, current certificate of insurance with their application.
  • Additional documentation may be requested by the state licensing board to prove financial responsibility.
  • Workers compensation insurance is required in Georgia if you employ 3 or more employees.

How do I obtain a Georgia contractor license?

To apply for your license, contact the Georgia Professional Licensing Board (PLB) at 844-753-7825 or visit their website.

Georgia has reciprocity agreements with Louisiana, Mississippi, and Tennessee for General Contractors and reciprocity agreements with Mississippi and South Carolina for Residential Contractors.

With RocketCert, our education is written by a combination of professional educators and industry experts. Our Georgia contractor license exam prep is guaranteed to help you pass the exam, and is backed with our no pass, no pay policy. We pride ourselves on providing industry leading customer service. Also, if you find a better original price on any online course that we offer, we will beat it by 10%.


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PURCHASE EXAM PREP, BOOKS, & STUDY!

Preparing to pass the State exam is a critical part of the licensing process. Failing the exam can result in substantial delays before you are able to work under your license. We offer industry leading Georgia general contractors license exam prep and all of the required books, at an unbeatable price.

PASS THE STATE EXAM

After studying with RocketCert, you will be on your way to passing the required State exam(s) (see below). Contact PSI at 800-733-9267 to begin this process. Testing centers are setup throughout the State in larger cities. Pre-approval is required from the testing agency prior to scheduling the exam.

APPLY FOR YOUR LICENSE

Once you have completed all the required steps, you can apply for your Georiga contractor license through the Georgia state licensing board.

Exam

Which contractor license exam do I need to take in Georgia?

To schedule your exam, visit psiexams.com or call 800-733-9267.

General Building Contractor exam details NASCLA - General Building Contractor


  • Total Questions: 115
  • Passing Score: 81 correct
  • Time: 330 minutes
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Topics include:

  • General Requirements
  • Site Construction
  • Concrete
  • Masonry
  • Metals
  • Wood
  • Thermal and Moisture Protection
  • Doors, Windows, and Glazing
  • Finishes
  • Mechanical and Plumbing Systems
  • Electrical Systems
  • Procurement and Contracting Requirements

Business and Law Exam Exam details Business & Law Exam


  • Total Questions: 50
  • Passing Score: 35 correct
  • Time: 120 minutes
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Topics include:

  • Licensing Requirements
  • Estimating and Bidding
  • Business Organization and Financial Management
  • Tax Laws
  • Labor Laws
  • Project Management and Lien Law
  • Contracts
  • Risk Management
  • Environmental and Safety
References

What books can I use during the exam?

The Georgia General Contracting exams are open book. The references below are permitted to be tabbed, highlighted, and used during your test!

The following books are allowed to be used during the NASCLA Exam (all are included in the bundle at a discount):

2021 International Building Code

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ACI 318-19: Building Code Requirements for Structural Concrete and Commentary

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$219

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Building Component Safety Information Book, BCSI Wood Trusses

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$29

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Carpentry and Building Construction, Student Edition, 2016

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$79

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Construction Jobsite Management

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$179

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Contractor's Guide to Quality Concrete Construction, 4th Edition

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$89

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Erector's manual: Standards and guidelines for the erection of precast concrete products

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$44

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Green Building Fundamentals, 2nd Edition

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$99

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The Gypsum Construction Handbook, 7th Edition

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$59

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ICC A117.1-2017 Standard for Accessible and Usable Buildings and Facilities

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$59

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Modern Masonry

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$139

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NASCLA Contractors Guide to Business, Law and Project Management, Basic Edition

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$89

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OSHA 1926

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$39

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Placing Reinforcing Bars

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$89

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Pipe and Excavation Contracting, Revised

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$49

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Principles and Practices of Commercial Construction

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$189

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Roofing Construction & Estimating, Revised

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$49

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SDI Manual of Construction with Steel Deck

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$34

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Training and Certification of Field Personnel for Unbonded Post-Tensioning

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$94

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Technical Digest No. 9 Handling and Erection of Steel Joists and Joist Girders

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ANSI/EIMA 99-A-2017: Standard for Exterior Insulation and Finish Systems (EIFS) and EIFS with Drainage

***Not necessary or recommended for the exam.*** ANSI/EIMA 99A – 2017 embodies the minimum requirements for specifying and installing Exterior Insulation and Finish Systems (EIFS) and EIFS with Drainage. The generic materials, details, and design considerations for EIFS and EIFS with Drainage are described in this standard. For specifications, application instructions, and details specific to a particular EIF System, consult the EIFS manufacturer’s product literature. In addition, care has been taken to incorporate the reference documents that constitute provisions of this American National Standard. The Annex contained in this standard is considered part of the standard.

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Pre-printed or blank tabs are also available.

21 Book Tab Bundle

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Permanent Blank Tabs - 375 Pack

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License Types

What other contractor licenses are available in Georgia?

  • Residential Basic Contractor License

    Residential Basic Contractors in Georgia are able to perform contractor work relative to detached one family and two-family residences and one-family townhouses not over three stories in height and their accessory buildings.

    Learn more about how to obtain this lisense on our Residential Basic Contractor License page.

  • Residential Light Commercial Contractor License

    Residential Light Commercial Contractors in Georgia are licensed to any contractor work or activity performed by a residential-basic contractor and, additionally, shall include such contractor work or activity related to multifamily and multiuse light commercial buildings and structures, and their related accessory buildings and structures, which are:

  • Less than four stories in height;
  • Less than 25,000 square feet in aggregate interior floor space, except as otherwise provided; AND Constructed of wood or light gauge metal frame, brick veneer, prefabricated, or manufactured type of construction;
  • Pre-engineered steel buildings not exceeding 50,000 square feet of interior floor space;

Learn more about how to obtain this license on our Residential Light Commercial Contractor License page.

About Us

Why should I choose RocketCert?

At RocketCert, we strive to be the best (while having fun in the process). This means having not only the best quality of education, but also industry leading technology. Best yet, we are here for you 7 days a week. Have a question or comment? Give us a call or contact us to send us a message. Ready to begin? Select your State above and start immediately. Of course, you can resume later!


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Why pay for something knowing your time with it is limited? At RocketCert, we believe in offering lifetime access to your training, even though it will not be needed.

EXPERT EDUCATION

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