GA WORKS Licensing Commission

Growing All Workforce Opportunities by Remaking the Scope of Licensing Commission

About the GA WORKS Commission

GA Works LogoThe GA Works Commission is aimed at reducing bureaucratic barriers to employment while emphasizing consumer protection for the citizens which utilize their services. This will occur by streamlining the processes for licensing, pruning redundant and unnecessary licensure requirements, and listening to public testimony on barriers the average Georgian has faced seeking occupational licensure.

GA WORKS Commission Members

Secretary of State Brad Raffensperger

Interim Director of the Professional Licensing Division Gabriel Sterling

Senator Mike Dugan

Representative Leesa Hagan

Senator Sonya Halpern

Representative Brian Prince

Senator Sheikh Rahman

Representative Doug Stoner

Representative Steve Tarvin

Senator Larry Walker

Craig Knowles, Chair, Georgia Board of Massage Therapy

James (Tripp) Mitchell, Member, Georgia Board of Private Detectives and Security Agencies

Chris Clark, President & CEO, Georgia Chamber of Commerce

Katie Kirkpatrick, President & CEO, Metro Atlanta Chamber of Commerce Appointee

Bert Brantley, President & CEO, Savannah Chamber of Commerce Appointee

Resources and Materials

May 15, 2023 Meeting

January 11, 2024

Contact The Commission

Email: [email protected]

Phone: 404-805-8528


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Georgia Secretary of State


214 State Capitol
Atlanta, Georgia 30334



Service Hours

Mon - Fri 8:00 - 5:30