Georgia Residential Basic Contractor Exam

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Overview & Benefits

Georgia Residential Basic Exam Prep Services & Materials

We offer everything you need to prepare for the Georgia Residential Basic Exam, required for all Georgia Contractor license applicants.

To prepare for the Georgia Residential Basic Exam, you will need the required reference manual and tabs as well as our exam prep course. We also give the option to purchase a pre-tabbed and highlighted reference manual, saving you valuable hours of highlighting the information within the book yourself.

Georgia Residential Basic Contractor can perform work on (including building) detached one-family and two-family residences and one-family townhouses not over three stories in height as well as their accessory buildings and structures.

Applicants must have at least two years of proven experience working as or in the employment of a residential contractor, predominately in the residential-basic category, or other proven experience deemed substantially similar by the Residential Division.  Applicants must also have had significant responsibility for the successful performance and completion of at least two projects falling within the residential-basic category in the two years immediately preceding application.

What's on the Exam?

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# of Questions Minimum Passing Score Time Allowed
80 56 (70%) 200 minutes
Subject Area # of Questions
Sitework, Footings, and Foundations 8
Concrete and Concrete Reinforcement 8
Masonry 5
Carpentry 16
Roofing 8
General Code and Construction Knowledge 18
Associated Trades 10
OSHA Safety 7

You can also refer to thePSI Candidate Information Bulletin here for more information on testing policies.

Exam Preparation

What you'll need to prepare for the exam

Exam Prep Course

Our Georgia Residential Basic Exam Prep course is available in three options: live in-person, live-streamed via webinar, and online pre-recorded. Live courses are held every second and fourth Thursday of each month from 8:30 am - 5:30 pm ET. Our classroom is located in Richmond, Virginia, or you can join us anywhere via live interactive webinar.

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Book Bundle

The Georgia Residential Basic Contractor Exam is open-book. You may bring the approved references inside the exam with you. We also offer a pre-tabbed and highlighted version of the bundle, saving you countless hours of tabbing and highlighting the books yourself.

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Our Georgia Residential Basic exam prep tabs help mark the commonly referenced sections of the books used in the exam. Don't waste time flipping through your books in the timed exam - our tabs help you to be able to quickly reference important material in your books and move on to the next question without wasting valuable time.

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