How do I apply for a license to work as a general contractor in Georgia?
Request an application by accessing the Board’s website at www.sos.state.ga.us/plb/contractors and complete the application requirement.
Once the Board has approved my application, how long is my eligibility good for?
All eligibilities are good for one year.
What happens if I fail my exam?
You may retake your exam at any time within the initial one year eligibility. Anyone failing a second time must meet the required waiting period to retake the exam a third time.
Is there a minimum financial requirement or new worth to be licensed?
Only the General Contractor License requires a minimum net worth, the lowest license level requires a minimum net worth of $25,000.
Is my Georgia license reciprocal with any state?
Building Construction license has reciprocity with Louisiana and Tennessee.
Can I build my own home with a contractor license?
Yes, you can build your own home for your own use without a license. It is important to note that while license law permits this, most lenders will not give a construction loan without the builder being licensed.