Georgia Residential Basic Contractor Exam Prep Course - Contractors Institute

Georgia Residential Basic Contractor Exam Prep Course

  • Starting at $ 249.00

Georgia Residential Basic Contractor Exam Prep Course

Online Pre-Recorded Course $249 / Live-in Class or Webinar $349

Exam Prep Class:

This class will prepare you to take the Georgia Residential Basic Contractor exam.  We cover all the material that you can bring into the exam. We review all the areas of the test that you are expected to be familiar with and we tab and highlight the areas of the manuals so that you can find the material in the books quickly and efficiently in the exam. We coach you on the logic for how to navigate the test, how to review the questions, quickly recognize the book to reference and how to hone in on the section to validate the right answers. (There is a logic to how to properly manage the test.)

This prep course is available in three options: Pre-Recorded, Live In-Class, and Live Webinar.

The online pre-recorded content is also included with the purchase of any live course to serve as a follow-up study material. Pre-Recorded content includes highlighting instructions and practice exam questions for each book.

Pre-Recorded classes are available to you immediately upon purchase and can be completed at your own time and pace. 

Live Classes are a one-day intensive prep course, held on:

8:30 am – 3:00 pm

We offer the Georgia Residential Basic Contractor License Prep Class weekly live in our classroom in Richmond and Via Live Interactive Webinar.  
You can register online or call us at 804-556-5518

Contractor License Requirements:

You must submit an application with the Georgia board for contractors, please request the appropriate application by accessing the Board

All questions about applications for licensure should be directed here:

State Licensing Board for Residential and General Contractors PO Box 13446 Macon, GA 31208 (478) 207-2440 ** FAX (478) 207-1454

Board staff will process your examination application for eligibility. If approved by the Board, you will be notified how to contact PSI for registration.

Your results will be forwarded to the Board for processing.


Exam and Application:

You have 200 minutes to complete the exam, there are 80 questions and you are required to answer 56 correctly to pass the exam. The Subject Area for the exam covers:

  • Sitework, Footings and Foundations – 8 questions
  • Concrete and Concrete Reinforcement – 8 questions
  • Masonry – 5 questions
  • Carpentry – 16 questions
  • Roofing – 8 questions
  • General Code and Construction Knowledge – 18 questions
  • Associated Trades – 10 questions
  • OSHA Safety – 7 questions


 Books and Study Material:

In addition to the workbook and Sample Question and Answer practice test and Tabs for each book that we produce and supply, the following books are used in preparation for the open book test:

The following reference material is allowed in the examination center:

  • International Residential Code, International Code Council*
  • Code of Federal Regulations - 29 CFR Part 1926 (OSHA)
  • Carpentry and Building Construction, 2010 or 2016 (Student Edition)
  • BCSI: Guide to Good Practice for Handling, Installing, Restraining, and Bracing of Metal Plate Connected Wood Trusses, 2013
  • The Contractor's Guide to Quality Concrete Construction, 2005, 3rd Edition
  • Modern Masonry - Brick, Block, Stone, Clois E. Kicklighter, 8th edition (2015)
  • Pipe and Excavation Contracting, Dave Roberts, 2011
  • International Energy Conservation Code, 2009 Edition
  • Georgia State Amendments to the State Minimum Standard Codes

*Georgia formulated the PSI exam with the 2006 version of the IRC codebook. Due to code updates and publishing schedules, we offer the IRC 2012 version of the code updates.  You are allowed to bring newer versions of the books into the exam with you.  This material is all covered on the exam and you will have a newer code book as a result of the update.  

Please click on the link to purchase the text books:
 GA Residential Basic Contractor Books


Additional Courses:

The Georgia Business Law is a mandatory exam required in addition to all of the other Georgia specialty exams: Candidates must pass the Business Law Exam for licensure in Georgia as a Residential Contractor. Once a candidate has passed the Business Law portion of any Residential Contractor’s Exam, he/she has met the Business Law licensure requirement for all other Residential Contractors Exams.

A candidate must also pass the licensure portion of the exam for their specific profession – Residential Basic Contractor, Residential – Light Commercial, General Contractor, General Contractor (Limited Tier Individual), and General Contractor (Limited Tier Qualifying Agent).

Click here to get more information about the Georgia Exams and PSI Tests

powered by BirdEye
powered by BirdEye