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GA General Contractors License Reference Books

There's nothing worse than scouring town looking for every book you need to prepare for your contractor's exam. Lucky for you, we've compiled all the NASCLA books you need for your Georgia exam so that you won't have to! Rest assured, our selection of GA NASCLA contractor books are up-to-date on all the PSI regulations and state the correct year and edition.

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Georgia NASCLA Exam Book Set ACI 318-11 Construction Project Management 4th Edition
Principles and Practices of Commercial Construction, 9th Edition Construction Jobsite Management, 3rd Edition International Building Code 2015
Carpentry & Building Construction Modern Masonry 2016, 8th Edition Placing Reinforcing Bars, Recommended Practices
Training and Certification of Field Personnel for Unbonded Post-Tensioning The Contractor's Guide to Quality Concrete Construction Green Building Fundamentals. 2nd Edition
NASCLA Contractors Guide to Business, Law and Project Management, Basic 11th Edition GEORGIA Contractors Guide to Business, Law, and Project Management, Georgia, 2nd Edition Gypsum Construction Handbook 7th Edition
Construction Industry Regulations - 29 CFR Part 1926 (OSHA) Manual of Construction with Steel Deck Handling and Erection of Steel Joists and Joist Girders, 2006  3rd Edition
Erector's Manual - Standards and Guidelines for the Erection of Pre Cast Concrete Products, 2nd Edition Roofing Construction & Estimating Pipe & Excavation Contracting Revised
Manual of Construction with Steel Deck Guide to Good Practice for Handling, Installing, Restraining & Bracing of Metal Plate Connected Wood Trusses 2013 Edition

Where can I register to take the NASCLA contractor's exam for Georgia?

In order to take the NASCLA exam for Georgia, you'll need to register to take the exam on the NASCLA official website. The fee to take this exam is $106.

What exams are required for a general contractor license in GA?

  • NASCLA Accredited Examination for Commercial General Building Contractors
  • Georgia Business & Law Exam

What other requirements do I have to complete to get my GA contractor's license?

Each state has its own requirements for obtaining a general contractors license. There is a minimum net worth requirement for the general contractor license only. For Georgia here are the following net worth requirements depending on the type of license you're applying for:

*One of these licenses are required in projects in which labor/materials exceeds $2,500*

  • GA General Contractors Unlimited
    • $150,000 minimum net worth
    • minimum of $500,000 worth of general liability insurance
    • 4 years of active experience (w/proof) or 4-year degree in architecture, construction management, or engineering
  • GA General Contractors Limited
    • $25,000 minimum net worth
    • projects worth less than $1,000,000
    • minimum of $500,000 worth of general liability insurance
    • 4 years of active experience (w/proof) or 4-year degree in architecture, construction management, or engineering

Where do I submit my application for my contractor's license in Georgia?

You can submit your application for the contractor's license to the Georgia state licensing board. The following is the contact information:

Address: Professional Licensing Board Division

237 Coliseum Dr.

Macon, GA 31217-3858

Phone: 478.207.2440


What is on the GA NASCLA exam?

The general NASCLA contractors exam is broken down into 12 subject areas with a total of 115 questions. You'll have 330 minutes to complete the questions.

Here is a breakdown of the exam:

Subject Area Number of Questions
General Requirements 25
Site Construction 15
Concrete 6
Masonry 4
Metals 6
Woods 5
Thermal & Moisture Protection 5
Doors, Windows & Glazing 4
Finishes 5
Mechanical & Plumbing Systems 6
Electrical Systems 3
Procurement & Contracting Requirements 31