How to Become an Electrician in Georgia, GA

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In most states, including Georgia, a license is required to work as an electrician. There are 3 main electrician licenses options in Georgia and one of them is divided into 4 subcategories as you see below:

In Georgia, there are 4 Low Voltage Contractor licenses:

Georgia Electrical Contractor Class I (restricted) License

Definition of electrical contractor class I (quote from 121-2-.01):

“Statewide class I electrical contractor licenses are restricted to electrical contracting involving single-phase electrical installations which do not exceed 200 amperes at the service drop or the service lateral”

The license is provided by Georgia Board of Construction Industry.

In order to obtain the electrical contractor class I license, you will have to go through the following process:

- Before you are eligible to take the appropriate test for your license, you will have to be approved by the board.

- You must be 21 year or older in order to apply for this license.

- You must have 4 years (or more) of practical experience mainly defined by National Electrical Code (NEC) or Georgia Electrical Code. The Board of Construction Industry acknowledges secondary experience (which is mainly theoretical knowledge) and the maximum credit you can get from this source is 1 year, but this type of work or education counts 50% towards the maximum 1 year.

For example, you need to document 2 years of school attending in order to receive (50% or half of it) 1 year credit. If you document 1 year, you will receive accordingly 6 months (half of the documented 1 year) of credit.

The rest required years must be filled with primary experience, which in short is ability and installation of electrical systems. For a more detailed description of primary experience please read (3) of 121-2-.01, (4) of the same link for a description of secondary experience and (5) for the detailed credits of that experience.

- You will have to provide sufficient proof of working and being experienced in 6 of the fields a-h, which can be found near the end of page 1, through top of page 2 at 121-2-.01.

- You will have to fill the appropriate application. At the second page of the application form you will find a helpful checklist to ensure you provide all the necessary documentation. Do not submit your application if one of the required documents is missing, because it will not be accepted by any means. You can also apply online.

You can also obtain the application by contacting the Board directly at:

237 Coliseum Drive
Macon, GA
31217-3858
(478) 207-2440

- There is an application fee which is (as of 2013) $30.00 and non-refundable. You will have to pay this fee in the form of a money order, or personal check, or company check made payable to Georgia Construction Industry Licensing Board. This fee can also be paid online. You can also check the table of fees.

- You will have to mail the application, the required documents and the application fee all in one package at the address given above.

- All of the above (application, documentation and payment fee) must be received by the Board sixty (60) days or more, prior to your examination date.

- The test provider is AMP.

Note: Oral examination might be administered for specific cases. You can read more at (6) of 121-2-.01.

- The exams, board meetings and other deadlines can be found at the examination dates.

- After you are approved by the Board, you will have to submit a separate examination scheduling form and fee, both of which must be received by AMP at least 40 days before the examination date. You can also see the exact exam dates here.

You can also register online for the exams.

Note: You are advised to be prepared for the exams, before applying for the license, because upon failing the same exam two consecutive times, you are subject to review course.

- The exam fee is $259.00 and can be paid either online (through registration, as mentioned above) or via company or money orders made payable to AMP. Personal checks won’t be accepted.

- The exam is open book, consists of 155 questions (140 test questions and 15 pre-test questions). These questions are divided into 2 main categories. You will have 4 hours for each category including the pre-test questions.

- You will have to score 70% or more in order to pass. However, the scoring process has a small variation, depending on the difficulty of each question. For more information on that, please read page 11 of candidates handbook. Also, at page 12 of this handbook, you can find sample questions.

- Here you can find the references that you are allowed to bring with you at the exam center. The questions of the test will not be limited to these books.

Note: If you have failed twice to pass the test, you will need to go through a review course in order to participate in the next exams (as it has already been mentioned above). Here you can find agencies and instructions on different review courses.

- After you successfully take this exam, you will be mailed your license in approximately 6 weeks from passing.

- When you receive your license, you will be subject to Continuing Education (CE). The required hours vary from 0 hours per year, to 4 hours per year, depending on the time you will receive your license. For more information on this, please read Continuing Education (CE). After your first renewal, you will have to obtain 4 hours of Continuing Education per year.

- You will have to renew your license each June 30 of even years (2012, 2014, 2016 etc) for the fee of $75.00. If you do not renew it on time, you will have to pay a penalty and the final fee for renewal will be $100.00 (if you renew it up to 6 months late). For more information please check the table of fees.

Georgia has reciprocity with Alabama (electrical), North Carolina (electrical, low voltage), South Carolina (conditioned air, electrical) and Texas (conditioned air). For more information on reciprocity, please read the FAQ.

You can see the number of active licenses in Georgia here.

Finally, don’t forget to check Electrician Jobs in Georgia.

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Georgia Electrical Contractor class II (unrestricted) License

An electrical contractor class II is unrestricted.

The license is provided by Georgia Board of Construction Industry.

In order to obtain the electrical contractor class II license, you will have to go through the following process:

- Before you are eligible to take the appropriate test for your license, you will have to be approved by the board.

- You must be 21 year or older in order to apply for this license.

- You must have 4 years (or more) of practical experience mainly defined by National Electrical Code (NEC) or Georgia Electrical Code. The Board of Construction Industry acknowledges secondary experience (which is mainly theoretical knowledge) and the maximum credit you can get from this source is 1 year, but this type of work or education counts 50% towards the maximum 1 year.

For example, you need to document 2 years of school attending in order to receive (50% or half of it) 1 year credit. If you document 1 year, you will receive accordingly 6 months (half of the documented 1 year) of credit.

The rest required years must be filled with primary experience, which in short is ability and installation of electrical systems. You will also have to prove experience of installations in excess of single phase, 200 amperes systems.

For a more detailed description of primary experience please read (3) of 121-2-.01, (4) of the same link for a description of secondary experience and (5) for the detailed credits of that experience.

- You will have to provide sufficient proof of working and being experienced in all of the fields a-h, which can be found near the end of page 1, through top of page 2 at 121-2-.01.

- You will have to fill the appropriate application. At the second page of the application form you will find a helpful checklist to ensure you provide all the necessary documentation. Do not submit your application if one of the required documents is missing, because it will not be accepted by any means. You can also apply online.

You can also obtain the application by contacting the Board directly at:

237 Coliseum Drive
Macon, GA
31217-3858
(478) 207-2440

- There is an application fee which is (as of 2013) $30.00 and non-refundable. You will have to pay this fee in the form of a money order, or personal check, or company check made payable to Georgia Construction Industry Licensing Board. This fee can also be paid online. You can also check the table of fees.

- You will have to mail the application, the required documents and the application fee all in one package at the address given above.

- All of the above (application, documentation and payment fee) must be received by the Board sixty (60) days or more, prior to your examination date.

- The test provider is AMP.

Note: Oral examination might be administered for specific cases. You can read more at (6) of 121-2-.01.

- The exams, board meetings and other deadlines can be found at the examination dates.

- After you are approved by the Board, you will have to submit a separate examination scheduling form and fee, both of which must be received by AMP at least 40 days before the examination date. You can also see the exact exam dates here.

You can also register online for the exams.

Note: You are advised to be prepared for the exams, before applying for the license, because upon failing the same exam two consecutive times, you are subject to review course.

- The exam fee is $259.00 and can be paid either online (through registration, as mentioned above) or via company or money orders made payable to AMP. Personal checks won’t be accepted.

- The exam is open book, consists of 162 questions (140 test questions and 22 pre-test questions). The 140 questions are divided into 2 main categories. You will have 4 hours for each category including the pre-test questions.

- You will have to score 70% or more in order to pass. However, the scoring process has a small variation, depending on the difficulty of each question. For more information on that, please read page 11 of candidates handbook. Also, at page 12 of this handbook, you can find sample questions.

- Here you can find the references that you are allowed to bring with you at the exam center. The questions of the test will not be limited to these books.

Note: If you have failed twice to pass the test, you will need to go through a review course in order to participate in the next exams (as it has already been mentioned above). Here you can find agencies and instructions on different review courses.

- After you successfully take this exam, you will be mailed your license in approximately 6 weeks from passing.

- When you receive your license, you will be subject to Continuing Education (CE). The required hours vary from 0 hours per year, to 4 hours per year, depending on the time you will receive your license. For more information on this, please read Continuing Education (CE). After your first renewal, you will have to obtain 4 hours of Continuing Education per year.

- You will have to renew your license each June 30 of even years (2012, 2014, 2016 etc) for the fee of $75.00. If you do not renew it on time, you will have to pay a penalty and the final fee for renewal will be $100.00 (if you renew it up to 6 months late). For more information please check the table of fees.

Georgia has reciprocity with Alabama (electrical), North Carolina (electrical, low voltage), South Carolina (conditioned air, electrical) and Texas (conditioned air). For more information on reciprocity, please read the FAQ.

You can see the number of active licenses in Georgia here.

Finally, don’t forget to check Electrician Jobs in Georgia.

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Georgia Low Voltage Contractor (Alarm Systems) or LV-A License

A low voltage contractor (alarm systems) or LV-A is restricted to alarm and general system low-voltage contracting.

The license is provided by Georgia Board of Construction Industry.

In order to obtain the LV-A license, you will have to go through the following process:

- Before you are eligible to take the appropriate test for your license, you will have to be approved by the board.

- You must have 1 year (or more) of practical experience in low voltage wiring in alarm systems. The Board of Construction Industry acknowledges theoretical experience and courses taken in an appropriate school, up to 6 months of the required 1 year.

For a more detailed description of the credit you can receive please read (2) of 121-2-.04 and also read (3) for a definition of “General low voltage systems”.

- You will have to fill the appropriate application and you will also need 3 filled reference letter forms, which you will find near the end of the application form. At the second page you will find a helpful checklist to ensure you provide all the necessary documentation. Do not submit your application if one of the required documents is missing, because it will not be accepted by any means. You can also apply online.

You can also obtain the application by contacting the Board directly at:

237 Coliseum Drive
Macon, GA
31217-3858
(478) 207-2440

- There is an application fee which is (as of 2013) $30.00 and non-refundable. You will have to pay this fee in the form of a money order, or personal check, or company check made payable to Georgia Construction Industry Licensing Board. This fee can also be paid online. You can also check the table of fees.

- You will have to mail the application, the required documents and the application fee all in one package at the address given above.

- All of the above (application, documentation and payment fee) must be received by the Board sixty (60) days or more, prior to your examination date.

- The test provider is AMP.

- The exams, board meetings and other deadlines can be found at the examination dates.

- After you are approved by the Board, you will have to submit a separate examination scheduling form and fee, both of which must be received by AMP at least 40 days before the examination date. You can also see the exact exam dates here.

You can also register online for the exams.

- The exam fee is $186.00 and can be paid either online (through registration, as mentioned above) or via company or money orders made payable to AMP. Personal checks won’t be accepted.

- The exam is open book, consists of 90 questions (75 test questions and 15 pre-test questions). The 75 questions are divided into 2 main categories. You will have 4 hours to answer them including the pre-test questions.

- You will have to score 70% or more in order to pass. However, the scoring process has a small variation, depending on the difficulty of each question. For more information on that, please read page 9 of candidates handbook. Also, at page 10 of this handbook, you can find sample questions.

- Here you can find the references that you are allowed to bring with you at the exam center. The questions of the test will not be limited to these books.

- After you successfully take this exam, you will be mailed your license in approximately 6 weeks from passing.

- You will have to renew your license each August 31 of odd years (2011, 2013, 2015 etc) for the fee of $75.00. If you do not renew it on time, you will have to pay a penalty and the final fee for renewal will be $100.00 (if you renew it up to 6 months late). For more information please check the table of fees.

Georgia has reciprocity with Alabama (electrical), North Carolina (electrical, low voltage), South Carolina (conditioned air, electrical) and Texas (conditioned air). For more information on reciprocity, please read the FAQ.

You can see the number of active licenses in Georgia here.

Finally, don’t forget to check Electrician Jobs in Georgia.

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Georgia Low Voltage Contractor (General Systems) or LV-G License

A low voltage contractor (general systems) or LV-G is restricted to general system low-voltage contracting.

The license is provided by Georgia Board of Construction Industry.

In order to obtain the LV-G license, you will have to go through the following process:

- Before you are eligible to take the appropriate test for your license, you will have to be approved by the board.

- You must have 1 year (or more) of practical experience in low voltage wiring in general systems. The Board of Construction Industry acknowledges theoretical experience and courses taken in an appropriate school, up to 6 months of the required 1 year.

For a more detailed description of the credit you can receive please read (2) of 121-2-.04 and also read (3) for a definition of “General low voltage systems”.

- You will have to fill the appropriate application and you will also need 3 filled reference letter forms, which you will find near the end of the application form. At the second page you will find a helpful checklist to ensure you provide all the necessary documentation. Do not submit your application if one of the required documents is missing, because it will not be accepted by any means. You can also apply online.

You can also obtain the application by contacting the Board directly at:

237 Coliseum Drive
Macon, GA
31217-3858
(478) 207-2440

- There is an application fee which is (as of 2013) $30.00 and non-refundable. You will have to pay this fee in the form of a money order, or personal check, or company check made payable to Georgia Construction Industry Licensing Board. This fee can also be paid online. You can also check the table of fees.

- You will have to mail the application, the required documents and the application fee all in one package at the address given above.

- All of the above (application, documentation and payment fee) must be received by the Board sixty (60) days or more, prior to your examination date.

- The test provider is AMP.

- The exams, board meetings and other deadlines can be found at the examination dates.

- After you are approved by the Board, you will have to submit a separate examination scheduling form and fee, both of which must be received by AMP at least 40 days before the examination date. You can also see the exact exam dates here.

You can also register online for the exams.

- The exam fee is $186.00 and can be paid either online (through registration, as mentioned above) or via company or money orders made payable to AMP. Personal checks won’t be accepted.

- The exam is open book, consists of 60 questions (50 test questions and 10 pre-test questions). The 50 questions are divided into 2 main categories. You will have 4 hours to answer them including the pre-test questions.

- You will have to score 70% or more in order to pass. However, the scoring process has a small variation, depending on the difficulty of each question. For more information on that, please read page 9 of candidates handbook. Also, at page 10 of the same handbook, you can find sample questions.

- Here you can find the references that you are allowed to bring with you at the exam center. The questions of the test will not be limited to these books.

- After you successfully take this exam, you will be mailed your license in approximately 6 weeks from passing.

- You will have to renew your license each August 31 of odd years (2011, 2013, 2015 etc) for the fee of $75.00. If you do not renew it on time, you will have to pay a penalty and the final fee for renewal will be $100.00 (if you renew it up to 6 months late). For more information please check the table of fees.

Georgia has reciprocity with Alabama (electrical), North Carolina (electrical, low voltage), South Carolina (conditioned air, electrical) and Texas (conditioned air). For more information on reciprocity, please read the FAQ.

You can see the number of active licenses in Georgia here.

Finally, don’t forget to check Electrician Jobs in Georgia.

Useful Links

Georgia Low Voltage Contractor (Telecommunications Systems) or LV-T License

A low voltage contractor (telecommunications systems) or LV-T is restricted to telecommunications and general system low-voltage contracting.

The license is provided by Georgia Board of Construction Industry.

In order to obtain the LV-T license, you will have to go through the following process:

- Before you are eligible to take the appropriate test for your license, you will have to be approved by the board.

- You must have 1 year (or more) of practical experience in low voltage wiring in telecommunication systems. The Board of Construction Industry acknowledges theoretical experience and courses taken in an appropriate school, up to 6 months of the required 1 year.

For a more detailed description of the credit you can receive please read (2) of 121-2-.04 and also read (3) for a definition of “General low voltage systems”.

- You will have to fill the appropriate application and you will also need 3 filled reference letter forms, which you will find near the end of the application form. At the second page you will find a helpful checklist to ensure you provide all the necessary documentation. Do not submit your application if one of the required documents is missing, because it will not be accepted by any means. You can also apply online.

You can also obtain the application by contacting the Board directly at:

237 Coliseum Drive
Macon, GA
31217-3858
(478) 207-2440

- There is an application fee which is (as of 2013) $30.00 and non-refundable. You will have to pay this fee in the form of a money order, or personal check, or company check made payable to Georgia Construction Industry Licensing Board. This fee can also be paid online. You can also check the table of fees.

- You will have to mail the application, the required documents and the application fee all in one package at the address given above.

- All of the above (application, documentation and payment fee) must be received by the Board sixty (60) days or more, prior to your examination date.

- The test provider is AMP.

- The exams, board meetings and other deadlines can be found at the examination dates.

- After you are approved by the Board, you will have to submit a separate examination scheduling form and fee, both of which must be received by AMP at least 40 days before the examination date. You can also see the exact exam dates here.

You can also register online for the exams.

- The exam fee is $186.00 and can be paid either online (through registration, as mentioned above) or via company or money orders made payable to AMP. Personal checks won’t be accepted.

- The exam is open book, consists of 85 questions (75 test questions and 10 pre-test questions). The 75 questions are divided into 2 main categories. You will have 4 hours to answer them including the pre-test questions.

- You will have to score 70% or more in order to pass. However, the scoring process has a small variation, depending on the difficulty of each question. For more information on that, please read page 9 of candidates handbook. Also, at page 10 of the same handbook, you can find sample questions.

- Here you can find the references that you are allowed to bring with you at the exam center. The questions of the test will not be limited to these books.
After you successfully take this exam, you will be mailed your license in approximately 6 weeks from passing.
You will have to renew your license each August 31 of odd years (2011, 2013, 2015 etc) for the fee of $75.00. If you do not renew it on time, you will have to pay a penalty and the final fee for renewal will be $100.00 (if you renew it up to 6 months late). For more information please check the table of fees.

Georgia has reciprocity with Alabama (electrical), North Carolina (electrical, low voltage), South Carolina (conditioned air, electrical) and Texas (conditioned air). For more information on reciprocity, please read the FAQ.

You can see the number of active licenses in Georgia here.

Finally, don’t forget to check Electrician Jobs in Georgia.

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Georgia Low Voltage Contractor (Unrestricted) or LV-U License

A low voltage contractor (unrestricted) or LV-U is not contracting restricted.

The license is provided by Georgia Board of Construction Industry.

In order to obtain the LV-U license, you will have to go through the following process:

- Before you are eligible to take the appropriate test for your license, you will have to be approved by the board.
You must have 1 year (or more) of practical experience in low voltage wiring in different systems. The Board of Construction Industry acknowledges theoretical experience and courses taken in an appropriate school, up to 6 months of the required 1 year.

For a more detailed description of the credit you can receive please read (2) of 121-2-.04 and also read (3) for a definition of “General low voltage systems”.

- You will have to fill the appropriate application and you will also need 3 filled reference letter forms, which you will find near the end of the application form. At the second page you will find a helpful checklist to ensure you provide all the necessary documentation. Do not submit your application if one of the required documents is missing, because it will not be accepted by any means. You can also apply online.

You can also obtain the application by contacting the Board directly at:

237 Coliseum Drive
Macon, GA
31217-3858
(478) 207-2440

- There is an application fee which is (as of 2013) $30.00 and non-refundable. You will have to pay this fee in the form of a money order, or personal check, or company check made payable to Georgia Construction Industry Licensing Board. This fee can also be paid online. You can also check the table of fees.

- You will have to mail the application, the required documents and the application fee all in one package at the address given above.

- All of the above (application, documentation and payment fee) must be received by the Board sixty (60) days or more, prior to your examination date.

- The test provider is AMP.

- The exams, board meetings and other deadlines can be found at the examination dates.

- After you are approved by the Board, you will have to submit a separate examination scheduling form and fee, both of which must be received by AMP at least 40 days before the examination date. You can also see the exact exam dates here.

You can also register online for the exams.

- The exam fee is $186.00 and can be paid either online (through registration, as mentioned above) or via company or money orders made payable to AMP. Personal checks won’t be accepted.

- The exam is open book, consists of 105 questions (90 test questions and 15 pre-test questions). The 90 questions are divided into 2 main categories. You will have 4 hours to answer them including the pre-test questions.

- You will have to score 70% or more in order to pass. However, the scoring process has a small variation, depending on the difficulty of each question. For more information on that, please read page 9 of candidates handbook. Also, at page 10 of the same handbook, you can find sample questions.

- Here you can find the references that you are allowed to bring with you at the exam center. The questions of the test will not be limited to these books.

- After you successfully take this exam, you will be mailed your license in approximately 6 weeks from passing.

- You will have to renew your license each August 31 of odd years (2011, 2013, 2015 etc) for the fee of $75.00. If you do not renew it on time, you will have to pay a penalty and the final fee for renewal will be $100.00 (if you renew it up to 6 months late). For more information please check the table of fees.

Georgia has reciprocity with Alabama (electrical), North Carolina (electrical, low voltage), South Carolina (conditioned air, electrical) and Texas (conditioned air). For more information on reciprocity, please read the FAQ.

You can see the number of active licenses in Georgia here.

Finally, don’t forget to check Electrician Jobs in Georgia.

Useful Links

The above apply for the following largest cities (among others):
AtlantaAugustaColumbusSavannahAthens
MaconRoswellSandy SpringsAlbanyMarietta
Warner RobinsValdostaAlpharettaSmyrnaEast Point
DunwoodyNorth AtlantaRedanRomePeachtree City
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