The GA General Commercial Contractor (NASCLA) License is granted by the Georgia Professional Licensing Board.
The basic steps for obtaining a Georgia General Contractors license are:
- Pass a trades exam
- Fill out an application and submit an application fee to the board for approval
- Pass a business law exam
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 GA 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.
Georgia adopted the NASCLA exam as their primary exam in 2010. NASCLA is the National Association for State Contractor Licensing Agencies. This exam is often referred to as the national contractors exam. Currently it is accepted in North Carolina, South Carolina, Georgia, Alabama, Tennessee, Mississippi, Louisiana, Arkansas, Nevada, West Virginia and the U.S. Virgin Islands.
You will still be required to take a separate state business law exam for contractors in each of those states except for North Carolina.