How to Apply

  • Licensure requires completing an application, getting it signed, notarized, and paying the required fee.  
  • See below for information on applying for reinstatement of a lapsed license.
  • See below for information on renewal of a license.
  • Renewal is completed online and is required by April 30 of odd numbered years. Late renewal period is May 1 to May 31 of odd numbered years.

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

Utility Foreman Initial Application

Utility Manager Initial Application

Utility Contractor Initial Application

Utility Contractor Reinstatement

Utility Contractor Reinstatement After 3 Years

Utility Manager and Utility Foreman Reinstatement

Utility Manager and Utility Foreman Reinstatement After 3 Years

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 have received a deficiency letter, your application processing period of 15 days restarts upon the Board receiving the 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    • Please note – Incomplete applications may be withdrawn if noted deficiencies are not satisfied within 60 days of said notification. If your application is withdrawn, you will be required to restart the application process to be considered for licensure, to include submission of all required documents and fees.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 reviewed by Board staff and may be reviewed by the Board at an upcoming Board Meeting. Applications must be complete at least 10 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 for 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.

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. See program information here >>

  • 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

Utility Foreman Initial Application

$30

Utility Manager Initial Application

$30

Utility Contractor Initial Application

$50

Utility Foreman License On-time Renewal

$35

Utility Manager License On-time Renewal

$75

Utility Contractor License On-time Renewal

$75

Utility Foreman License Late Renewal

$45

Utility Manager License Late Renewal

$100

Utility Contractor License Late Renewal

$100

Utility Foreman Reinstatement (lapsed less than 3 years)

$70

Utility Foreman Reinstatement (lapsed 3 or more years)

$150

Utility Manager Reinstatement (lapsed less than 3 years)

$150

Utility Manager Reinstatement (lapsed 3 or more years)

$150 (plus exam)

Utility Contractor Reinstatement (less than 3 years)

$100

Utility Contractor Reinstatement (lapsed 3 or more years)

$150.00

Processing Fees - Effective 3/15/2022

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

 

Utility Foreman Initial Application

This application is for an initial license for Utility Foreman. It does not require examination.

Utility Manager Initial Application

This application is for an initial license for Utility Manger. Examination is required.

Utility Contractor Initial Application

This application is for a Utility Company. It does not require examination. However, the company must employ a full-time licensed Utility Manager, that is not already employed by another Utility Contracting company.

Utility Contractor Reinstatement

This application is for a Utility Company that has a lapsed license. It does not require examination. However, the company must employ a full-time licensed Utility Manager, that is not already employed by another Utility Contracting company.

Utility Contractor Reinstatement After 3 Years

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

Utility Manager and Utility Foreman Reinstatement

This application is for a Utility Manager or Foreman that has a lapsed license. If lapsed 3 years or more a reexamination will be needed. If lapsed under 3 years, no reexamination needed.

Utility Manager and Utility Foreman Reinstatement After 3 Years

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

Renewal

If you have previously held this license and need to renew to keep your license up to date, apply for licensure renewal by April 30 of odd-numbered years to avoid late fees. Late renewal is May 1 to May 31.

How to File

To file online:

Once your checklist is completed, please create an account and upload all documents through the Professional Licensing Portal.

To file by mail:

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

Georgia Board of Utility Contractors
237 Coliseum Drive
Macon, Georgia 31217

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

 

Contact

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