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Electrical Contractor Licensing in Georgia

Electrical Contractors in the State of Georgia are required to obtain and hold a license from the Georgia Construction Industry Licensing Board.  Licenses are issued by the Board’s Division of Electrical Contractors.  The Board and Division regularly meet to decide if applicants have the skills, knowledge and the experience to safely work as an Electrical Contractor within the state.

As part of the licensing process, contractors are required to prove that they meet the requirements for work experience.  Contractors are also required (more…)

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Reciprocal General Contractor Licensing in Georgia

The General Division in the State of Georgia currently holds reciprocity agreements for Commercial Contractors licensed in the following states:

  • Louisiana
  • Tennessee

If you hold a commercial license with a building construction classification in one of these two states, you may easily become licensed to work on construction projects in the State of Georgia.


If you hold a NASCLA accredited license in one of the states listed below, you may also easily qualify to obtain a General Contractor License in Georgia.

  • Arkansas
  • Alabama
  • Mississippi
  • North Carolina
  • South Carolina


*The State of Georgia is currently working to develop reciprocal licensing agreements with other states.  Reciprocity updates and recently added states are announced on the GA Secretary of State website. 

Reciprocal License Classifications in Georgia

To obtain a reciprocal contractor license in the State of Georgia, you must (more…)

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General Contractor Licensing in Georgia

The Georgia Secretary of State’s office passed a law in 2008, requiring all general contractor’s to hold a license.  A general contractor’s license in the State of Georgia is the highest-level license offered by the State Licensing Board for Residential and General Contractors.  A license is needed to pull permits and to work on any project worth $2,500 or more in labor and materials.

The State Licensing Board for Residential and General Contractors is composed of 15 members.  Members of the Board represent both consumers and the construction industry, with 7 members in the General Contracting Division.  The Board sets the standards and determines if an individual or business is qualified to hold a general contractor’s license.

Requirements to Obtain a Georgia General Contractor License