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.
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.
An individual holding inactive status
shall abide by the following conditions:
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
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
An individual may
apply to have an inactive license reactivated by submitting the following
(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
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.
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
ten (10) years on inactive status the license expires without the possibility
of renewal or reinstatement.
Ga. Comp. R. & Regs. R. 295-15-.19
Original Rule entitled "Georgia Board of Electrical Contractors."
F. May 6, 2022; eff.
May 26, 2022.