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Georgia Electrical Class I Restricted Contractor License

The Electrical Class I Restricted Contractor License allows you to do the following work:

  • Electrical contracting
  • Single-phase electrical installations which do not exceed 200 amperes at the service drop or the service lateral

How to Get the Electrical Class I Restricted Contractor’s License in Georgia?

  1. Be at least 21 years of age
  2. Meet the four-year work experience requirement by choosing one of the following options:
    • Four years of primary work experience in at least six of the fields listed below:
      • Installation of service entrances, round electrodes, cabinets, disconnecting means, metering devices, overcurrent protective devices, service risers and fasteners, switchboards, main bonding jumpers, and ground fault protector, which all meet Code installation requirements, like rating, clearances, sizing, and weatherproofing
      • Set up of conductors, including cables, terminations, flexible cords, splices, taps, overcurrent protective and metering devices, bonding jumpers, etc., in switchboards, cabinets, boxes, panelboards, and conduit, which meet all Codes use and installation requirements, such as to voltage, ampacity, sizing, etc
      • Assembly of raceway systems, including junction boxes, conduit bodies, pull boxes and the connections in the system and to boxes, cabinets, switchboards, and panelboards, which meet all Code use and installation requirements
      • Placement materials and equipment required for use in special occupancies according to use and Code installation requirements, as stated by Chapter 5 of the National Electrical Code
      • Mounting of motors and generators with branch circuits, controllers, feeders, overcurrent protective devices, and disconnect means, all of which meet Code installation requirements, such as rating, sizing, usage, and location
      • Arrangement of controls, switches, disconnects, etc., which supply lighting fixtures, appliances, electrical circuits, air conditioning equipment and controls for heating, other utilization and general use equipment, according to use and Code installation requirements
      • Bonding of interior metal piping systems, protection of grounding conductors from physical damage, installation of properly sized equipment grounding conductors, and grounding of exposed noncurrent carrying metal parts of electrical equipment
      • Determination of minimum ampacity of conductors in feeder and branch circuits, general lighting loads, maximum allowable conductor fill for raceways, minimum branch circuits, net loads, using specified or optional methods, rates or demand factors, and derating factors given in the Code
    • At least three years of primary work experience and one year of either secondary work experience or education. Please note that secondary work experience is only valid at a rate of fifty percent, meaning that two years of previous secondary work experience will only count as one. Additionally, secondary work experience can only credit one year out of the four-year requirement
      • Credited education includes having a certificate for completion of a vocational-technical school program or a diploma in Engineering Technology
      • Secondary work experience includes any of the following:
        • Installation of electrically lighted signs
        • Instruction received on electrical installation, theory, and code by a full-time secondary or post-secondary instructor in an established class at a recognized learning center
        • Electrical engineering design by a registered professional engineer
        • Inspection of electrical wiring by a full-time municipal or county inspector
        • Work for a licensed electrical contractor with sole responsibility in at least three of the following areas: estimating; project management; scheduling and assigning work; preparing progress charts (CPM's or other flow charts); sales and cash flow responsibilities such as budgetary, preparation of pay request, invoices, etc.
  3. Obtain the appropriate documents:
    • Diploma in Engineering Technology or a certificate for completion of a vocational-technical school program (if applicable)
    • Qualified Alien Form (If applicable)
    • Secure & Verifiable Documents
    • Affidavit of Citizenship
    • Submit three reference forms; at least one of those must be from a Licensed Electrical Contractor, and all of them shall include notarized signatures
  4. Fill out and submit a notarized Application for Licensure by Examination, including all of the required documents and fees. The application can be mailed to:
    Division of Electrical Contractors
    237 Coliseum Drive,
    Macon, GA 31217
  5. Await for an approval letter to be sent by the Board if approved. Once received, AMP/PSI© will get in touch with the applicant to schedule the examination and provide helpful information for it. Please note that it is the applicant who must register with AMP/PSI© for the examination
  6. Take and pass the trade examination with a minimum score of 70%. If approved, AMP/PSI© will send the results both to the Board and to the applicant
  7. Access the Board’s Professional Licensing website to check the application status. Expect a response from the department regarding license issuance

Electrical Class I Restricted Contractor license is not available by reciprocity, but it can be obtained through reinstatement by filling out the appropriate application or by renewal through the Georgia Online Licensing site.

Georgia Electrical Class I Restricted Contractor License Exam Prep Course

Georgia Electrical Class I Restricted Contractor License Exam

Below is all the information related to the trade exam, including the official reference list.

Georgia Electrical Class I Restricted Contractor Trade Exam

  • Testing Method: Computer-based testing; open book
  • Testing Company: PSI©
  • Number of Questions: 155
  • Types of Questions: Multiple choice
  • Time Allowed: 8 hours
  • Minimum Passing Score: 98 Questions (70%)
  • Subjects Involved (No. of Questions):
    • Pretest (15) *Pretest questions do not affect the score
    • Regulations, Laws, and Administrative Functions (30)
      • Comply with Laws (10)
        • Workers’ compensation
        • Unemployment insurance
        • Employer’s tax guide (circular E)
        • Georgia Construction Industry Licensing Board
        • State sales and use tax
        • Business license
      • Comply with Regulations (9)
        • Code of Federal Regulations, Title 29, Part 1926 (OSHA)
        • National Electrical Code (NEC)
        • National Fire Protection Association (NFPA)
        • Underwriter’s Laboratories (UL) or other National Testing Laboratory (NTL) certification
        • Obtain necessary electrical permits and inspections
      • Comply with Administrative Requirements (6)
        • Bonding and liquidated damages
        • Insurance: liability, property damage, auto, etc.
        • Financing and cash flow
        • Bookkeeping and accounting
        • Complete an accident or incident report
        • Job cost estimating and bidding procedures
        • Contracts and purchase orders
      • Plan and Organize Work (5)
        • Interpret drawings and specifications for submittal process
        • Inventory equipment, materials, and supplies
        • Scheduling and project management
    • Technical Functions (110)
      • Maintain Basic Electrical Circuits (21)
        • Check and/or replace grounding systems and ground fault indicators
        • Check overloaded and/or shorted circuits
        • Connect batteries (in parallel and/or series)
        • Connect simple circuits using schematic diagrams (parallel and series)
        • Check wire terminations
        • Make splices and repairs
        • Check and/or replace meters and other wiring devices
      • Install and Maintain the following Electrical Controls and Devices (22)
        • Control relay system
        • Drum switches for motor control
        • Magnetic and reduced voltage starter
        • Operational amplifier
        • Overload relays in starting control circuit
        • Pressure switches, temperature switches, and instrument transmitters
        • Rheostat/potentiometer
        • Solid state 3-phase rectifier
        • Temperature operated pilot device
        • Time delay relay
        • Limit switch
        • Selector, push button, HOA switches
        • Surge protectors
        • Voltage regulator
        • Programmable controller
        • Panels, circuit breakers, and disconnects
        • Draw schematic diagrams from prewired circuits
        • Motion detectors (e.g., infrared, lighting controls, EMS
      • Install and Maintain D-C and A-C Rotating Equipment (9)
        • Change direction of rotation of electrical motor
        • Change speed of single-phase motor
        • Connect single-phase A-C motor to run on different voltages
        • Replace capacitor run/start motor
        • Calculate motor loads and overload protection
        • Interpret motor name plate data
        • Draw diagrams of electrical motor and control circuits
        • Size and install motor short circuit protection
        • Size and install branch circuit wiring for motors
      • Install, Size, and Maintain Transformers (7)
        • Connect an auto-transformer to give a variety of voltages
        • Connect power-supply distribution transformer to supply 115 and 230 volts
        • Connect a single-phase transformer to give a higher output voltage
        • Connect a single-phase transformer to give a lower output voltage
        • Test transformer for output and performance under load
        • Recognize harmonic problems in electrical systems
      • Install and Maintain Interior Electrical Systems (30)
        • Check emergency lighting system
        • Correct the power factor on a system
        • Install bundled cables
        • Install busway duct
        • Install circuit breakers in panel boards
        • Install circuits using non-metallic sheathed cable
        • Install and connect system grounds
        • Install distribution panel boards
        • Install electrical metallic tubing
        • Install electrical appliances (water heater, A/C, etc.)
        • Install fluorescent lighting fixture
        • Install incandescent lighting fixture
        • Install lay-in busway work
        • Install liquid-tight flexible metal conduit
        • Install multi-conductor cable
        • Install multi-conduit layout
        • Install multi-control lighting circuit
        • Install non-liquid tight flexible metal conduit
        • Install pipe sleeves in concrete beam form
        • Install plastic conduit
        • Install plug-in busway work
        • Install power feeder wiring system to machinery
        • Install rigid conduit
        • Install a service entrance head to a service drop
        • Install under-floor duct work
        • Install underground service entrance
        • Install wire in conduit and terminate
        • Install isolated grounding systems
        • Install service entrance grounding system
        • Install Intermediate Metal Conduit (IMC)
        • Install Electrical Non-metallic Tubing (ENT)
        • Install Service Entrance cable (SE)
        • Install underground cable (UF)
        • Calculate lighting levels
        • Calculate load levels
        • Select circuit protective devices
        • Install temporary services
        • Install service entrance cable round (SER)
        • Install building grounding system
        • Size and install junction boxes and conduit
      • Special Equipment, Conditions, and Locations (21)
        • Install health care facility electrical systems
        • Install electrical systems for swimming pools, hot tubs, hydromassage tubs, etc.
        • Install welding machines
        • Install gas station electrical systems
        • Install explosion proof devices in hazardous locations
        • Install data processing equipment
        • Install lighting dimmer system
        • Install communication systems (public address, etc.)
        • Install UPS and standby systems
        • Install elevator electrical service
        • Install electric signs
        • Install mobile home electrical systems
        • Install over 600 volt electrical systems
        • Install low voltage systems
  • PSI© Electrical Class I Restricted Official Content Outline

Georgia Electrical Class I Restricted Contractor Book Set

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