Ga. Comp. R. & Regs. R. 295-15-.19 - Georgia Board of Electrical Contractors

1. Any Electrical Contractor licensee who holds a current Georgia license and who is not practicing as an Electrical Contractor may request the Board to place the license into an "inactive status" as follows:
(a) Submit to the Board a written request on a Board-approved form, along with payment of a non-refundable inactive status application fee. See fee schedule.
(b) Any individual whose license is under any sanction and is not in good standing may not transfer to inactive status while sanctions are in effect.
(c) The licensee must show that they have attained the continuing education hours required through the calendar year the inactive status is effective.
(d) During inactive status, the licensee must cease engaging in the practice of Electrical Contracting.
(e) The licensee has not been on inactive status within the last four (4) years.
2. An individual holding inactive status shall abide by the following conditions:
(a) may not practice and may not offer Electrical Contracting services;
(b) may not hold themselves out to the public as being available to provide such services;
(c) may only use the term Electrical Contractor as long as it is not used to imply active contracting services are currently offered.
3. Any practice of Electrical Contracting while holding an inactive license shall be considered unlicensed practice and is subject to disciplinary action.
4. Any individual holding inactive status is not subject to the biennial renewal fee or the continuing education requirements.
5. An individual may apply to have an inactive license reactivated by submitting the following items:
(a) a completed Request to Reactivate License form to the Board along with payment of a non-refundable Request to Reactivate form fee. See fee schedule; and
(b) evidence of having satisfied the reactivation requirements for Continuing Education as follows:
(i) If the request to reactivate is received less than four (4) years from the date on which Inactive Status was granted, the licensee must provide evidence of two (2) years of continuing education hours of the current National Electrical Code as required by active status during this period;
(ii) If the request to reactivate is received four (4) or more years after the date on which Inactive Status was approved, the licensee must provide evidence four (4) years of continuing education hours of the current National Electrical Code as required by active status.
(iii) If the applicant requesting to reactivate has held an Electrical Contractors License with a reciprocating state and can show this state's license as being in good standing the whole period the Georgia inactive status has been in place, the applicant need only to request reactivation and submit the fee.
6. After ten (10) years on inactive status the license expires without the possibility of renewal or reinstatement.

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Ga. Comp. R. & Regs. R. 295-15-.19
O.C.G.A. ยง 43-1-22.
Original Rule entitled "Georgia Board of Electrical Contractors." F. May 6, 2022; eff. May 26, 2022.

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