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Georgia Low Voltage General
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Requirements:
  • Pre-approval from the state is required to sit for the examination.
  • Frequently Asked Questions
  • Please note that a separate Georgia Business and Law exam is not required to be passed to obtain your contractors license, because it is incorporated into this exam.
  • Applicants must submit three letters of reference. To qualify to take the examination, applicants for statewide low-voltage contractor license must have a minimum of one (1) year experience in low-voltage wiring in the category of licensure for which the applicant is applying.
  • Completion of courses in electronics through a school of engineering technology or a technical trade school will be credited as experience equivalent to the actual instructional time up to a maximum of six (6) months.
Scope of Work:

General Low Voltage license covers any electrical systems, other than alarm or telecommunication systems, involving low-voltage wiring, including, but not limited to stand alone intercom systems and call alert systems (audio or visual); distribution wiring for alarm systems and telecommunications systems including local area network systems; sound systems; public address systems; the low voltage side of energy management systems; antenna systems and satellite dish systems, irrigation system wiring; and low voltage lighting.

Applications:

Applications may be obtained from:
Construction Industry Licensing Board
237 Coliseum Drive
Macon, GA 31217
Phone (478)207-1416
The application fee is $30.00.

Applications must be approved by the Board before an exam can be scheduled.
 

After the exam, passing candidates will receive their licenses in approximately six weeks.

Reciprocity:

The state of Georgia has a reciprocity agreement with Florida and North Carolina for specific Low Voltage Licenses.

Continuing 
Education:

No Continuing Education Requirements currently exist in Georgia for Low Voltage Classifications.

Exam:
  • The testing company is AMP.
  • The exam is offered throughout the year. It is an open book, timed test with weighted questions and a 4-hour time limit.
  • The Low Voltage General exam has 50 questions.
  • It is a two-part test with Business and Law type questions and technical questions.
  • All questions are multiple-choice. A score of 70% is required to pass the exam.
  • The exam fee is $132.

    If you should fail the exam twice, you must complete a state approved training course before testing again.

    Veterans may have 5 to 10 points added to their exam scores by submitting documentation that they served a minimum of one year in active duty status and must have served during a period of conflict or war for a minimum of 90 days. Or, discharged for an injury or illness that occurred in the line of duty and the disability is officially rated.

The Examination questions pertain to the following categories:

  • Regulations, Laws and Administrative Functions Comply with Law
  • Comply with Regulations 
  • Installation and Servicing
  • Read Blueprints to Determine Installation Requirements/
  • Determine how Distribution Methods (wiring/cabling) Affect Buildings/
  • Structural and Installer Safety/
  • Cable / Wire Installation – Interior/
  • Cable / Wire Installation – Exterior/
  • Documentation

     

     

     

     

     

     

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  • References:

    The list of references located in the Right-Hand column have been used to create the exam questions and are used in our preparation seminar.

    In addition to the books listed under "Reference Materials" on this page, there are also downloadable documents that you are allowed to take into the exam room with you. To view and download these documents, simply click on the link following each title.

    Americans with Disabilities Act


    2009 Georgia Amendments to the 2008 National Electrical Code.


    Employer’s Tax Guide, Circular E, 2008 that can be picked up at your local IRS office or:
    Employers Tax Guide, Circular E.

    NOTE: The following book IS allowed into the exam. It is listed as an Optional Reference Material. Some applicants may choose to exclude this book due to its high cost. That book is: BICSI Telecommunications Distribution Methods Manual, 2006

    Training:

    American Contractors offers a 2-day seminar to prepare for the Georgia General Low Voltage license exam. American Contractors has been successfully preparing individuals for contractor license exams for more than 22 years.

      Seminar Price: $450.00  
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