Georgia Residential Basic Contractor License

Georgia Residential Basic Contractor License

State Requirements and Application

Test Information


Permitted Work

Georgia Residential Contractors License

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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

Phone: 478.207.2440
Hours: Monday - Friday 8:00am - 5:30pm
Georgia Licensing Contractors Board

Frequently Asked Questions: (View FAQ)

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 (Individual) or Georgia Residential Basic (Qualifying Agent).

Veteran Preference: Veterans who served during war time or who have permanent disability may qualify for up to 10 Veteran Preference points. Contact the board to see if you qualify.

Specialty Contractors: Certain specialty contractors do not need a license. This document lists specialties which do not require a license. Specialty Contractors


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: Click here to download the 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 has established Reciprocity with South Carolina and also Mississippi. You must hold a current active Residential Builders license and have obtained the license by state examination. A verification of licensure will be required along with your reciprocity application. Once your reciprocity application has been reviewed and approved by the Board, you will have to schedule and pass the Georgia business and law exam prior to the Georgia license being issued.


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.