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Georgia Residential Light Commercial Builder Combo

The Georgia Residential and Light Commercial Combo package includes everything you need to pass both your trades and NASCLA business and law exams. You will have the freedom to study for your contractors course when and where you would like to study.



This license is for a contractor to build residential, multi-family and multi-use light commercials buildings and structures which are less than four stories in height and less than 25,000 square feet in aggregate interior floor space, or pre-engineered steel buildings not exceeding 50,000 square feet of interior floor space.

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Purchase your exam prep course - Georgia Residential Light Commercial

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Study for your Trades and Business Law Exam

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Schedule and Pass Your Georgia Residential Light Commercial ExamPSI Contractors Exam

Georgia Residential Light Commercial State Requirements & Application

  • Must have at least 2 light commercial jobs as experience
  • Must be 21 years of age or older.
  • Must be of good character and otherwise qualified as to competency, ability, integrity and financial responsibility. To prove financial responsibility you may submit a bank credit reference for showing 24 months history; a $25,000 surety bond; a $25,000 line of credit or letter of credit; or affirmation of a minimum net worth of $25,000. Must provide a bank credit reference for or credit report within 45 days.
  • Must provide copy of an insurance certificate showing proof of workers compensation insurance as required by Georgia law and liability insurance with a minimum amount of $500,000.
  • Residential Basic and Residential Light Commercial contractors do not have any minimum net worth requirements.
Board Contact Information:

Professional Licensing Board Division
237 Coliseum Dr.
Macon, GA 31217-3858

Hours: Monday - Friday 8:00am - 5:30pm
Georgia Licensing Contractors Board

Fees: The application fee for a new prime contractor license is $300. The renewal fee is $200. The application fee for a subcontractor is $150.

Georgia Residential Light Commercial Application

Georgia Residential Light Commercial Test Information

Test Information: This open book test covers information over 9 subject areas. The questions are created from content in the 15 book set shown below.
Candidate Information Bulletin: Click here to download the bulletin.

Applicants must also pass a separate exam on Business Law and Project Management for Georgia.

Subject Area Number of Questions
Sitework, Footings and Foundation 8
Concrete and Concrete Reinforcement 8
Metal 5
Masonry 6
Carpentry 16
Roofing 10
General Code and Construction Knowledge 20
Associated Trades 10
OSHA Safety 7

Georgia Residential Light Commercial Reciprocity

Georgia does not offer reciprocity exemption for residential light commercial licenses.

Georgia Residential Light Commercial Permitted Work

With this license you may work on the same jobs as with the residential license (those relative to detached one-family and two-family residences and one-family townhouses not over three stories in height), but additionally, such contractor work or activity related to multi-family and multi-use light commercial buildings and structures.

Georgia Residential Light Commercial Required Examinations

  1. Georgia Residential Light Commercial Trades Exam
  2. Georgia Business Law and Project Management
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