Monday, June 16, 2014

How to Get Your Georgia Contractor's License

How to Get Your Georgia Contractor's License

In Georgia, there are 3 licenses available for builders.
  1. The Georgia Residential Basic License

  2. The Georgia Residential Light Commercial License

  3. The Georgia General Contractor (NASCLA) License

 All licenses are granted by the Georgia Professional Licensing Board.

The basic steps for obtaining any Georgia Contractors license are:

  1. Fill out an application and submit an application fee to the board for approval
  2. Pass a trades exam
  3. Pass a business law exam
The applications can be downloaded directly from the Georgia Professional Licensing Board's website. Click Here

The tests you'll be required to pass are administered by PSI exams. The details of each test are in the Candidate Information Bulletin PDF which you can find by Clicking Here.

The best and easiest way to pass the Georgia Contractors License exam is to use a prep course. For example the Georgia General Contractor NASCLA license exam will have 115 questions that span 20 different books over 12 different subjects.

Those 20 books contain about 10,000 pages of information. If you can read these text books and technical code books as fast as 50 pages per hour, it will take about 200 hours just to read the words.
(Want to see how fast you can read, take the reading speed test here)

A good prep course like the ones you'll find at My Contractors License will not only reduce your study time down to about 30 hours, but it will teach you what you need to concentrate on, what you can skip, and special techniques for taking the exam and passing the test on your first attempt.