How to Apply

  • Licensure requires completing an application, getting it signed, notarized, and paying the required fee.  
  • See below for information on renewal of a license.
  • Renewal is completed online and is required by June 30 of even numbered years. Late renewal period is July 1 - July 31 of even numbered years.

Select your application type to view instructions on how to apply. Each application has specific instructions based on license type.

Electrical Contractor - Restricted

Electrical Contractor - Non-Restricted

Electrical Contractor - Restricted, Reinstatement (Lapsed Less Than 3 Years)

Electrical Contractor - Non-Restricted, Reinstatement

Electrical Contractor, Reinstatement (Lapsed 3 Years Or More)

Electrical Contractor (Non-Restricted) Reciprocity

Electrical Contractor Renewal

After you Apply – What to Expect

  • Processing Time – Applications are generally processed within 15 business days of receipt, excluding weekends and holidays. Applications are individually evaluated by the Board in order of date received, and processing times can vary based on individual circumstances and volume. 
    • If you receive a deficiency letter, your 15 day count restarts when the Board receives your correct and complete documentation.
    • Please Note – Incomplete applications may be withdrawn if noted deficiencies are not satisfied within 60 days of said notification. If your application is withdrawn, you will be required to restart the application process to be considered for licensure, to include submission of all required documents and fees. 
    • Completed applications will be initially reviewed by Board staff and may be reviewed by the Board at an upcoming Board Meeting. Applications must be complete and received at least 15 days prior to a Board Meeting to be added to that meeting’s agenda. Otherwise, the application will be reviewed at the next Board meeting.
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  • Keep Your Contact Info Up to Date
    • Be sure the email address you include for yourself on your application is correct and current. Email is the primary means of communication used by the Board.  
    • Additionally, it is important for applicants/licensees to update their email address with the Board just as they would update their physical and mailing addresses.
  • Wait For It
    • You may not legally perform services until you hold an active license. 
    • Staff will communicate with you regarding the status of your application.

Veterans Preference Points

Veterans, military service members, transitioning service members and military spouses of the armed forces of the United States, including the National Guard, may be eligible for exam point credits and/or expedited application processes. Download program information>>

  • If you are claiming Veteran’s Preference Points, you must enclose a copy of your DD-214 form, showing that you served during a period of conflict or war for a minimum of 90 days. Contact the VA to request make a DD-214 Request >>

Fees

Application $30
Reciprocity $30
Renewal $75
Late renewal $100
Reinstatement $150
Reinstatement After 3 Years $150 + re-exam

Processing Fees - Effective 3/15/2022

  • Online processing fee: $5.00
  • Mail-In processing fee: $10.00

 

Electrical Contractor - Restricted

If you have never been licensed before and have completed the requirements including passing your exam, apply for licensure by examination before you take the exam.

Electrical Contractor - Non-Restricted

If you have never been licensed before and have completed the requirements including passing your exam, apply for licensure by examination before you take the exam.

Electrical Contractor - Restricted, Reinstatement (Lapsed Less Than 3 Years)

If you have previously held this license and it has been expired for less than three years, submit a reinstatement application and fee.

Electrical Contractor - Non-Restricted, Reinstatement

If you have previously held this license and it has been expired for less than three years, submit a reinstatement application and fee.

Electrical Contractor, Reinstatement (Lapsed 3 Years Or More)

If you have previously held this license and it has been expired for more than three years, submit a reinstatement application and fee before you re-take the exam.

Electrical Contractor (Non-Restricted) Reciprocity

Apply for reciprocity if you have a current license (that was obtained by exam) in the following states: Alabama, Louisiana, North Carolina, South Carolina, Tennessee.

Electrical Contractor Renewal

If you currently hold this license and need to renew to keep your license up to date, apply for licensure renewal by June 30 of even-numbered years to avoid late fees.

How to File

To file online:

Once your checklist is completed, please create an account and upload all documents through the online portal

To file by mail:

Once your checklist is completed, please mail all documents to:

Georgia Division of Electrical Contractors
237 Coliseum Drive
Macon, Georgia 31217

Please note, reciprocity applications must be submitted by paper only.

 

Contact Georgia Board of Electrical Contractors