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This Georgia contractor's license is for a contractor who performs contract work or activity relative to detached one-family and two-family residences and one-family townhouses less than four stories in height and their accessory buildings and structures with a contract amount over $2,500.

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Georgia Residential Basic State Requirements & Application

  • 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 show two years of proven experience in employment of residential contractor and successful completion of at least two projects in the two years prior to application submission.
  • 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 $300,000.
  • 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 Basic Application

Georgia Residential Basic Test Information

Test Information:
This open book test covers information over 8 subject areas. The questions are created from content in the 8 book set shown below. Pre-approval from the state is required to sit for this exam. There is also a GA Business Law exam which will cover information from the other book in the set below.
Candidate Information Bulletin: Georgia Residential Basic Candidate Bulletin

Applicants must also pass a separate exam on Business Law and Project Management for Georgia. There is a separate $60 fee for the Business Law exam.

Exam Information
Exam Fee $72
Number of Questions 80
Passing Score 70% or 56 Questions
Time Limit 200 Minutes

Subject Area Number of Questions
Sitework, Footings and Foundation 8
Concrete and Concrete Reinforcement
Masonry 5
Carpentry 16
Roofing 8
General Code and Construction Knowledge 18
Associated Trades 10
OSHA Safety 7

Georgia Residential Basic Reciprocity

Georgia has established Reciprocity with Louisiana, South Carolina, and Mississippi. You must hold a current active Residential Builders license and have obtained the license by state examination. Georgia Reciprocity Agreements General Contractors

Georgia Residential Basic Permitted Work

With this license you may work on jobs relative to detached one-family and two-family residences and one-family townhouses not over three stories in height.

Georgia Residential Basic Required Examinations

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