Georgia Residential Light Commercial Contractor

Georgia Residential Light Commercial Contractor

State Requirements and Application

Test Information


Permitted Work

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Submit your Georgia Residential Light Commercial Contractors application and receive pre-approval from the state.

Step 2.

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Step 3.

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State Requirements & Application

*Any prime contractor or sub contractor working on projects where the cost of labor and materials is more than $2,500 is required to have the appropriate license.

* The General Contractor must have at least $500,000 worth of general liability insurance.

* Must have at least 2 light commercial jobs as experience

* A four degree in engineering, architecture, or construction management, or active experience in the construction or construction related fields.

* List of exemptions. Specialty Contractors

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 State Licensing Board

Frequently Asked Questions: Georgia Frequently Asked Questions

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. To obtain a license application and other forms for Georgia go to Georgia Application

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 License not Requiring License


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.

Exam Information
Exam Fee $72
Number of Questions 90
Passing Score 70% or 63 Questions
Time Limit 230 Minutes

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 does not offer reciprocity exemption for residential light commercial licenses.


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.