Georgia Licensing Overview for a General Contractor

Licensing for a general contractor in Georgia is controlled by the Georgia Secretary of State.

General Guidelines for a General Contractor in Georgia

Specific requirements to perform general contractor services can generally be used as a guideline, but make sure to check with your local governing rules and regulations.

Who’s allowed to perform these services?


General requirements for a general contractor license?

To obtain a license in the state of Georgia:

• Must be at least 21 years old
• Have a 4-year degree in a relevant field, or, a combination of relevant work experience and education.
• Must show financial statements and proof of insurance
• Pass trade, business, and law exams.

What’s the state licensing site for a general contractor?

Georgia Secretary of State

What are some training programs available for a general contractor?

See training programs

How long is a license good for and when do I need to renew?

Check with local governing body for updated details.

What are fees associated with licensing?

Check with local governing body for updated details.