Georgia Contractor Licensing Renewal FAQ’s

Georgia contractors, you must renew your licenses annually by June 30th. Here are some frequently asked questions to help you with the process!

How many hours of continuing education do I need to complete?

An applicant for renewal of his or her residential license must have completed 3 hours of acceptable continuing education each year for a Georgia Residential Basic license and 6 hours of continuing education each year for a Georgia Residential Light Commercial license, with a year being July 1st through June 30th.

Here are the licensing categories and amount of continued education that is required in each:

No Continued Education Required for
  • General Contractor Individual
  • General Contractor Limited Tier IND
  • General Contractor Limited Tier QA
  • General Contractor Qualifying Agent

Three (3) Hours Required for

  • Residential Basic Individual
  • Residential Basic Qualifying Agent

Six (6) Hours Required for

  • Residential Light Commercial Individual
  • Residential Light Qualifying Agent
If you do not know your categories, you can either go to this web site: http://verify.sos.ga.gov/websites/verification/ and look up your license or you can call (844) 753-7825.

When will my Georgia Contractor continued education need to be completed by?

An applicant for renewal of his or her residential license must have completed 3 hours of acceptable continuing education each year for a Georgia Residential Basic license and 6 hours of continuing education each year for a Georgia Residential Light Commercial license, with a year being July 1st through June 30th.

Are online courses accepted for Georgia required continuing education?

Yes, 50% of your continuing education can be completed online.

How do I show I've completed my Georgia Required Continued Education?

You will be required to provide a signed statement (affirmative response if renewing online) under oath that all applicable continuing education requirements have been met.

What records should I keep?

(a) School conducting the course
(b) Location of course
(c) Title/description of course
(d) Course outline
(e) Dates attended
(f) Hours claimed
(g) Certification of Completion

Records must be maintained by both school and licensee for two years and must be submitted to the Board upon request.

What happens if I do not complete my Georgia Required Continuing Education?

Failure to complete all hours of mandatory continuing education will serve as grounds to deny the renewal of a license and may also result is disciplinary action being taken against a licensee.

Are there exceptions?

The Board may relax or suspend the requirements for reasons of individual hardship or health of the applicant.

Where do I go to renew my license?

Renewals can be completed online by visiting the Georgia Secretary of State Professional Licensing Page.

 


DO YOU NEED GEORGIA-APPROVED CE?

This was a great course. The instructor was very knowledgeable. *****
Anthony D.
Chat with us