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
(a) Notifies the Board,
in writing, that he or she chooses to retire from active practice of the
(b) Shall not engage in
contracting and shall not hold themselves out to the public as being available
to provide contractor services.
Shall not be required to obtain the necessary continuing education
(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
Should a contractor
holding an inactive status license choose to return to active status, the
following requirements must be met:
Submit a completed application on a Board approved form with the appropriate
(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.
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
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
Original Rule entitled "State Licensing Board for Residential and
General Contractors." F. May 6, 2022; eff.
May 26, 2022.