Wednesday, July 23, 2014

How to Get Your Georgia Residential Basic Contractors License

How to Get Your Georgia Residential Basic Contractors License

The GA Residential Light Commercial Contractor License is granted by the Georgia Professional Licensing Board.

The basic steps for obtaining a Georgia General 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 Residential Contractors License exam is to use a prep course. For example the GA Residential Light Commercial Contractor license exam will have 80 questions that span 9 different books over 8 different subjects.

Those 9 books contain 1,000's of pages of information. If you can read these text books and technical code books as fast as 50 pages per hour, it will take weeks just to read all the words. You don't really want to spend your hard earned free time with your nose in a book do you?
(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 20-30 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.

The GA Residential Basic license is for work relative to detached one-family and two-family residences and one-family townhouses not over three stories in height. You can find this and information about other frequently asked questions at the GA Secretary of State website here.