Ga. Comp. R. & Regs. R. 295-15-.13 - State Licensing Board for Residential and General Contractors

1. A residential or general contractor who holds a valid residential or general contractor's license in the State of Georgia may request the license be placed on inactive status under the following provisions:
(a) Notifies the Board, in writing, that he or she chooses to retire from active practice of the profession.
(b) Shall not engage in contracting and shall not hold themselves out to the public as being available to provide contractor services.
(c) Shall not be required to obtain the necessary continuing education credits.
(d) Shall not be assessed a renewal fee for the period that the license is inactive.
2. Contracting with an inactive status license shall be considered unlicensed practice and is subject to disciplinary action.
3. Should a contractor holding an inactive status license choose to return to active status, the following requirements must be met:
(a) Submit a completed application on a Board approved form with the appropriate fee.
(b) Submit evidence of attendance of the required Board-approved continuing education for each biennium that the license was inactive.
(c) Provide evidence that licensee is in good standing in all states in which he or she has ever been licensed. A reactivation fee as established by the board must be submitted with the application for reactivation.
(d) Submit proof of current general liability insurance and workers' compensation as required by law for the license type that is to be reinstated.
(e) Submit other proof of financial responsibility as is required for the license type that is to be reactivated.
4. After five (5) years of continuous inactive status, the Board may, at its discretion require successful passing of the contractor examination in the contractor field for the license that the contractor wishes to reactivate.


Ga. Comp. R. & Regs. R. 295-15-.13
O.C.G.A. ยง 43-1-22.
Original Rule entitled "State Licensing Board for Residential and General Contractors." F. May 6, 2022; eff. May 26, 2022.

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