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Georgia General Contractor with Business Law – NASCLA Accredited


  • Pre-approval from the state is required to sit for the examination.

  • Please note that passing the Georgia Business and Law exam is also required to obtain your contractor’s license.

  • Licensure will be required for the practice of contracting in Georgia for any job over $2,500.

    Financial Information



    • Applicants must have a minimum net worth of $150,000, and a Line of Credit with a minimum of $50,000.

    • Applicants must have a CPA submit a reference letter (on the Board Form) attesting to either a review or audit.

    • Applicants must show $ 500,000.00 in General Liability Insurance. If applicant is applying as an individual, such proof shall be on behalf of the individual. If applicant is applying as a qualifying agent, such proof shall relate to the business organization.

    • Applicants having more than 3 employees must have Workers Compensation Insurance.

    Experience Requirements:



  • Applicants can qualify through formal education or through practical experience, or a combination of the two:



  • (1) A 4-year degree from a formal accredited college or university in engineering, architecture, construction management, and building construction or related-field acceptable to the Division and one year of work experience as or in the employment of a general contractor or other proven experience deemed substantially similar by the Division
    OR



  • (2) Combination of college-level academic accredited courses and proven practical experience working as or in the employment of a general contractor or other proven experience deemed substantially similar by the Division equaling at least 4 years in the aggregate
    OR



  • (3) Total of at least 4 years of proven active experience working in a construction industry related field, at least two of which shall have been as or in the employment of a general contractor, or other proven experience deemed acceptable by the Division and at least one of which shall have been in or relating to administration, marketing, accounting, estimating, drafting, engineering, supervision, or project management or functions deemed substantially similar by the Division.



  • Must be a minimum of 21 years old and must complete and sign authorization for background check, including criminal history



A General Contractor is unlimited as to the type of work they may do. It also does not limit them as to what type of contracts they are eligible to bid on. It provides for private, commercial, institutional, industrial, public, and other buildings and structures. This does NOT include HVAC, Plumbing, Electrical, Low Voltage, or Utility Contracting. There are no limitations on project size.


 

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The references listed below can to be taken into the examination. These references may be tabbed (with a permanent index tab) and highlighted. They are available for purchase from our online contractor’s bookstore or by calling our office at 1-800-955-7277.

 

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  • Pre-approval from the state is required to sit for the examination.
  • Please note that passing the Georgia Business and Law exam is also required to obtain your contractor’s license.
  • Licensure will be required for the practice of contracting in Georgia for any job over $2,500.

    Financial Information

    • Applicants must have a minimum net worth of $150,000, and a Line of Credit with a minimum of $50,000.
    • Applicants must have a CPA submit a reference letter (on the Board Form) attesting to either a review or audit.
    • Applicants must show $ 500,000.00 in General Liability Insurance. If applicant is applying as an individual, such proof shall be on behalf of the individual. If applicant is applying as a qualifying agent, such proof shall relate to the business organization.
    • Applicants having more than 3 employees must have Workers Compensation Insurance.

    Experience Requirements:

  • Applicants can qualify through formal education or through practical experience, or a combination of the two:

  • (1) A 4-year degree from a formal accredited college or university in engineering, architecture, construction management, and building construction or related-field acceptable to the Division and one year of work experience as or in the employment of a general contractor or other proven experience deemed substantially similar by the Division
    OR

  • (2) Combination of college-level academic accredited courses and proven practical experience working as or in the employment of a general contractor or other proven experience deemed substantially similar by the Division equaling at least 4 years in the aggregate
    OR

  • (3) Total of at least 4 years of proven active experience working in a construction industry related field, at least two of which shall have been as or in the employment of a general contractor, or other proven experience deemed acceptable by the Division and at least one of which shall have been in or relating to administration, marketing, accounting, estimating, drafting, engineering, supervision, or project management or functions deemed substantially similar by the Division.

  • Must be a minimum of 21 years old and must complete and sign authorization for background check, including criminal history

A General Contractor is unlimited as to the type of work they may do. It also does not limit them as to what type of contracts they are eligible to bid on. It provides for private, commercial, institutional, industrial, public, and other buildings and structures. This does NOT include HVAC, Plumbing, Electrical, Low Voltage, or Utility Contracting. There are no limitations on project size.

 

To apply, contact the state of Georgia at (478) 207-2440.

A nonrefundable fee of $200.00 must be submitted with application.

Reference Letter Information:

Instructions for Architect/Engineer Reference Letter -(As Part of the Work Experience requirement on Page 5 of the License Application)

The applicant shall provide at least one letter of recommendation from a registered or licensed architect or engineer that includes, as a minimum, the following information:

  • The Full Name of the Applicant
  • The name, approximate size , date and dollar amount of the commercial project worked on together during the qualifying time period
  • A statement that the applicant demonstrated reasonable skills and knowledge of general contracting on the project.
  • A statement that the architect or engineer recommends the state grant a license to conduct General Contracting to the applicant upon completion of the exams and other requirements.
  • Any further explanation or comments regarding applicant’s abilities, skills, knowledge, and integrity. The letter shall include the architect or engineer of records current address, contact information and registration or license number issued by the accredited licensing body.

NASCLA Accredited license is accepted in the following states: Alabama, Arkansas, Georgia, Louisiana, Mississippi, North Carolina, Oregon, South Carolina, Tennessee, Utah, Virginia & the Virgin Islands.

Additionally, West Virginia will accept the NASCLA exam scores for the West Virginia General Contractor, provided the NASCLA exam was passed after 11/1/2013. 

Nevada is also accepting the NASCLA exam scores if the exam was passed after 12/1/2013. This is for the same classification.

As of August 1, 2017, Arizona began accepting this examination in lieu trade examinations for the B-1 and B-2 General Commercial Contracting Classifications. As of November 21, 2017 Arizona also began administering the NASCLA exam.

 

Reciprocity is not available for Residential Basic or Residential-Light Commercial licensees.

NASCLA Accreditation information can be found on the NASCLA website at

www.nascla.org


 

Currently, there is no continuing education for this license.

  • The fee for the exam is $106.
  • The NASCLA Accredited exam for has 115 questions and a time limit of 300 minutes.
  • A 70% is required to pass.
  • Exam Content

    1.       Planning and Estimating (21)

    2.       Financial and Project Management (21)

    3.       Safety (19)

    4.       Site Construction (15)

    5.       Concrete (8)

    6.       Masonry (3)

    7.       Metals (5)

    8.       Wood Foundations and Framing (5)

    9.       Thermal Moisture Protection (4)

    10.   Doors, Windows, and Glazing (5)

    11.   Finishes (7)

    12.   Specialty Equipment and Conveyance Systems (2)

To schedule your exam, you must first obtain pre-approval by submitting experience and education information to the testing company, PSI. Once approved, schedule exams by contacting PSI at (800) 733-9267.

  • All eligibility's are valid for 1-year from the date that the application is received by the Board. If you do not pass the examination within the 1-year period, you must reapply with the Board.
  • You must pass both the Business and Law and the Trade examinations within the 1-year period. If you fail one examination, and pass the other examination, you will only need to retake the failed examination.
  • If you fail the examination twice within the 1-year eligibility period your application becomes void. You will need to reapply to the Board, for both examinations, regardless if you had passed one during the 1-year period. You may reapply after the original 1 year eligibility period expires.

American Contractors holds a two-day General Contractor Seminar with Business Law that guarantees that you will pass the NASCLA Accredited Contractor license exam and the Georgia Business Law exam. American Contractors has been holding Seminars to help contractors pass their exam for over 22 years. Sign up today for the Georgia Exam Preparation Seminar!

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Location and date

Web Seminar (with an Instructor)    7/17/2018, Nashville, TN    7/17/2018, Marietta, GA    7/26/2018, TBA COLUMBIA    8/22/2018, Marietta, GA    8/23/2018, Web Seminar (with an Instructor)    9/5/2018, Nashville, TN    9/5/2018, Marietta, GA    9/27/2018, TBA COLUMBIA    10/24/2018, Marietta, GA    10/25/2018, Web Seminar (with an Instructor)    11/6/2018, Nashville, TN    11/6/2018, Marietta, GA    11/15/2018, TBA COLUMBIA    12/19/2018, Marietta, GA    12/20/2018