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  • Georgia- Nascla 2nd edition

Residential- Basic Contractor License

person who performs contractor work or activity relative to detached one-family and two-family residences and one-family townhouses not over three stories in height and their accessory buildings and structures

  • 018 International Residential Code
  • OSHA
  • Carpentry and Building Construction
  • Guide to Good Practice for Wood Trusses
  • Contractors Guide to Quality Concrete
  • Modern Masonry
  • Pipe and Excavation Contracting
  • 2009 International Energy Conservation Code
  • Georgia Residential Code Amendments

Residential- Light commercial contractor

performs any contractor work or activity performed by a residential-basic contractor and, additionally, shall include such contractor work or activity related to multifamily and multiuse light commercial buildings and structures, and their related accessory buildings and structures, which are less than four stories in height; less than 25,000 square feet in aggregate interior floor space, except as otherwise provided in this chapter; and are constructed of wood or light gauge metal frame, brick veneer, prefabricated, or manufactured type of construction; or are preengineered steel buildings not exceeding 50,000 square feet of interior floor space; provided that such buildings or structures are not of the type of building or structure that would constitute a special hazard to property or to life and safety of persons as defined in subparagraphs (A), (C), (D), (E), (F), (G), (G.1), (H), (I), and(J) and subparagraph (B), as it applies to a building of four or more stories, of paragraph (1) of subsection (b) of Code Section 25-2-13.

  • 2018 International Building Code
  • 2018 International Residential Code
  • OSHA
  • Carpentry and Building Construction
  • Guide to Good Practice for Wood Trusses
  • Contractors Guide to Quality Concrete
  • Modern Masonry
  • Pipe and Excavation Contracting
  • Gypsum Construction Handbook
  • Handling and Erection of Steel Joists and Joist Girders
  • Manual of Construction with Steel Deck
  • 2009 International Energy Conservation Code
  • Georgia Building Code Amendments
  • Georgia Residential Code Amendments
  • Georgia Accessibility Code

Electrical Contractor Class I (Restricted) and Class II (Unrestricted)

An electrical contractor class I is restricted to electrical contracting involving multifamily structures of not more than two levels or single family dwellings of up to three levels. In addition, the structures shall have single-phase electrical installations which do not exceed 400 amperes at the service drop or the service lateral.

A class II electrical contractor is unrestricte and can perform any type of electrical work anywhere in Georgia.

  • American Electricians' Handbook
  • Contractors Guide to Business, Law, and Project Management - Georgia Construction Industry Licensing Board, 4th edition
  • OSHA
  • 2017 National Electrical Code (NEC)
  • Printreading Based on the 2017 NEC
  • Ugly's Electrical References
  • Employers Tax Guide, Circular E

Journeyman Plumbing ( Trade only)

Installation, maintenance, alteration, and repair of plumbing fixtures and systems under the direction of a Master Plumber.

Books are recommended to study but may not be taken into the exam

  • 2012 International Fuel Gas Code
  • 2012 International Plumbing Code
  • Contractors Guide to Business, Law, and Project Management - Georgia Construction Industry Licensing Board, 4th edition
  • Blueprint Reading for Plumbers, Residential and Commercial
  • Mathematics for Plumbers and Pipefitters
  • Plumbing Technology, Design, and Installation
  • Digsmart Excavator Manual, Call Before You Dig!
  • Americans with Disabilities Act: Your Responsibilities as an Employer
  • Georgia Amendments to the IFGC
  • Georgia Amendments to the IPC
  • Georgia Accessibility Code
  • Employer's Tax Guide, Circular E

Master Plumbing: (Trade Only)

Restricted master plumbing contractor's scope of work is limited to plumbing involving single family dwellings, one-level dwellings designed for no more than 2 families, and commercial structures not exceeding 10,000 square feet

Books NOT allowed in the testing room

  • OSHA

Georgia Conditioned Air Contractor Class I

The Air Conditioning Class I license is limited to the installation, repair, or service of conditioned air systems. Service to or installation of the electrical circuit from the electrical distribution panel to the conditioned air equipment where the electrical service to the building or site is a single-phase electrical circuit not exceeding 200 amperes is considered to be installation, repair, or service of conditioned air equipment or the conditioned air system.

A separate Georgia Business and Law exam are not required to be passed (Business and Law questions are on the trade exam).

  • 2018 International Gas Code
  • 2018 International Mechanical Code
  • 2017 National Electrical Code
  • 2015 International Energy Conservation Code
  • Manual D-Duct Design for Residential Winter and Summer Air Conditioning
  • Manual J-Load Calculation for Residential Winter and Summer Air Conditioning
  • Refrigeration and Air Conditioning Technology
  • Contractors Guide to Business, Law, and Project Management - Georgia Construction Industry Licensing Board, 4th edition
  • OSHA
  • Carrier System Design Manuals (1-3)
  • Flexible Duct Performance and Installation Standards
  • Trane Ductulator
  • ACCA Flexible Duct Slide Rule or Calculator

All allowed into testing except:

  • Manual N
  • Manual Q

Georgia Conditioned Air Contractor Class II

The AC class II license is unrestection and allows for the installation, repair and service of any type of air conditioning system anywhere in Georgia.

A separate Georgia Business and Law exam are not required to be passed (Business and Law questions are on the trade exam).

  • 2018 International Gas Code
  • 2018 International Mechanical Code
  • 2017 National Electrical Code
  • 2015 International Energy Conservation Code
  • Manual D-Duct Design for Residential Winter and Summer Air Conditioning
  • Manual J-Load Calculation for Residential Winter and Summer Air Conditioning
  • Refrigeration and Air Conditioning Technology
  • Contractors Guide to Business, Law, and Project Management - Georgia Construction Industry Licensing Board, 4th edition
  • OSHA
  • Carrier System Design Manuals (1-3)
  • Flexible Duct Performance and Installation Standards
  • Trane Ductulator
  • ACCA Flexible Duct Slide Rule or Calculator

All allowed into testing except:

  • Manual N
  • Manual Q

Low Voltage: Alarm

The low voltage alarm license is restricted to alarm and general system low-voltage contracting. burglary, fire, robbery, medical emergency, or equipment failure, or on the occurrence of any other predetermined event.

  • The Americans with Disabilities Act: Your Responsibilities as an Employer- Current, EEOC
  • Contractors Guide to Business, Law, and Project Management- 4th edition
  • Employer's Tax Guide, Circular E, 2019 or 2020
  • Osha, 2019
  • Georgia State Electrical Code (2017 National Electrical Code or National Electrical Code Handbook.)
  • NFPA 72-2016 - National Fire Alarm Code
  • NFPA 101-2015 - Life Safety Code
  • UL 681-1999 - Installation and Classification of Burglar and Hold-up Alarm Systems, 1999, 13th edition.
  • UL 1076-1995 - Proprietary Burglar Alarm System Units, 1995, 5th edition

Low Voltage - General:

The low voltage general license is restricted to general system low-voltage contracting. This inclueds the installation, alteration, service, or repair of a telecommunication system, alarm system, or general system involving low-voltage wiring. 50 volts or less.

  • The Americans with Disabilities Act: Your Responsibilities as an Employer- Current, EEOC
  • Contractors Guide to Business, Law, and Project Management- 4th edition
  • Employer's Tax Guide, Circular E, 2019 or 2020,
  • Osha, 2019
  • Georgia State Electrical Code (2017 National Electrical Code or National Electrical Code Handbook.)
  • BICSI Telecommunications Distribution Methods Manual, 2014, 13th ed. edition (OPTIONAL)

Low Voltage - Unrestricted

This license is unrestricted and permits the performance of alarm, telecommunication, and general system low-voltage contracting

  • The Americans with Disabilities Act: Your Responsibilities as an Employer- Current, EEOC
  • Contractors Guide to Business, Law, and Project Management- 4th edition
  • Employer's Tax Guide, Circular E, 2019 or 2020,
  • Osha, 2019
  • Georgia State Electrical Code (2017 National Electrical Code or National Electrical Code Handbook.)
  • BICSI Telecommunications Distribution Methods Manual, 2014, 13th ed. edition
  • NFPA 72-2016 - National Fire Alarm Code
  • NFPA 101-2015 - Life Safety Code
  • UL 681-1999 - Installation and Classification of Burglar and Hold-up Alarm Systems, 1999, 13th edition.
  • UL 1076-1995 - Proprietary Burglar Alarm System Units , 1995, 5th edition

Utility Contractor

The utility contractor's license allows you to construct, erect, alter, or repair or have constructed, erected, altered, or repaired any utility system.

  • Contractors Guide to Business, Law, and Project Management - Georgia Construction Industry Licensing Board, 4th edition
  • Walker’s Building Estimator's Reference Book 2018, 31st edition,
  • Osha
  • Employer's Tax Guide, Circular E, 2019 or 2020
  • Installation Guide for Ductile Iron Pipe, revised May 2015
  • Placing Reinforcing Bars: Recommended Practices, 2011, 9th edition
  • Standard specifications: construction of transportation systems 2013
  • Manual for erosion and sediment control in Georgia, 2016
  • Excavator Manual