It’s easy to be an electrician in Georgia. Journeymen who work under an electrical contractor don't need to get their own license.
Electrical Contractors in Georgia need a license from the Construction Industry Licensing Board, Division of Electrical Contractors. Class I licenses are restricted to electrical contracting involving single-phase electrical installations which do not exceed 200 amperes at the service drop or the service lateral. Class II electrical contractor licenses are unrestricted. Applicants need four years of qualifying experience under licensed contractors doing contracting work, and three references from people with knowledge of their work. A certificate showing completion of a vocational/technical school program or copy of a diploma in Engineering Technology or related electrical field is also required.
The Exam application is available at: http://sos.ga.gov/PLB/acrobat/Forms/44%20Electrical%20EXAMINATION%20Application.pdf
The Exams are open book, with about 160 multiple choice questions. It is taken in two four hour sessions. When the application is submitted and approved, the applicant will receive permission to take the exam. To prepare, use the Georgia 2014 Master Electrician Study Guide, available at Brown Technical Publications.
Contractors that work on low-voltage wiring require a restricted low-voltage license. They only need one year of experience to apply. Licenses are available for each of these low – voltage (LV) specialties:
- Alarm (A) and general system
- Telecommunications (T) and general system
- General (G) system low voltage
- Unrestricted (U) low-voltage
The Low Voltage exam application is available at: http://sos.ga.gov/acrobat/PLB/46%20Low%20Voltage%20Application.pdf
Alabama, Florida, North Carolina, and South Carolina
Georgia Board of Construction Industry Division of Electrical Contractors 214 State Capitol Atlanta, Georgia 30334 404.656.2881 http://sos.ga.gov/index.php/licensing/plb/21
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