Georgia Low Voltage Unrestricted
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  • Pre-approval from the state is required to sit for the examination.
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  • Please note that the Georgia Business and Law exam is also required to be passed to obtain your contractors license, however it is incorporated into the exam.
  • Applicants must submit three letters of reference. To qualify to take the examination, applicants for statewide low-voltage contractor license must have a minimum of one (1) year experience in low-voltage wiring in the category of licensure for which the applicant is applying.
  • Completion of courses in electronics through a school of engineering technology or a technical trade school will be credited as experience equivalent to the actual instructional time up to a maximum of six (6) months.
Scope of Work:

Georgia Statewide LV-U low-voltage licenses are unrestricted in both size and /> 

A Georgia Unrestricted Low Voltage license covers all low voltage work including that work which falls under the General, Alarm and Telecommunications Licenses.


Applications may be obtained from:

Construction Industry Licensing Board
237 Coliseum Drive
Macon, GA 31217
Phone (478)207-1416
The application fee is $30.00.

Applications must be approved by the Board before an exam can be scheduled.

After the exam, passing candidates will receive their licenses in approximately six weeks.


The Georgia Board does have reciprocal agreements to accept the results of some examinations conducted by other state boards. The Georgia Board will accept results of approved examinations conducted by:

1. North Carolina

With your application, you must submit a certification letter from the respective state board verifying that you hold a license and have passed the state examination.



No Continuing Education Requirements currenlty exist in Georgia for Low Voltage Classifications.

  • The testing company is AMP.
  • The exam is offered throughout the year. It is an open book, timed test with weighted questions and a 4-hour time limit.
  • The Low Voltage Unrestricted exam has 90 questions.
  • It is a two-part test with Business and Law type questions and technical questions.
  • All questions are multiple-choice. A score of 70% is required to pass the exam.
  • The exam fee is $132.

    If you should fail the exam twice, you must complete a state approved training course before testing again.

    Veterans may have 5 to 10 points added to their exam scores by submitting documentation that they served a minimum of one year in active duty status and must have served during a period of conflict or war for a minimum of 90 days. Or, discharged for an injury or illness that occurred in the line of duty and the disability is officially rated.

The Examination questions pertain to the following categories:

  • Regulations, Laws and Administrative Functions Comply with Laws
    Comply with Regulations
  • Installation and Servicing
  • Read Blueprints to Determine Installation Requirements
  • Determine how Distribution Methods (wiring/cabling) Affect Buildings
  • Structural and Installer Safety
  • Cable / Wire Installation – Interior
  • Cable / Wire Installation – Exterior
  • Documentation





  • References:

    The list of references located in the Right-Hand column have been used to create the exam questions and are used in our preparation seminar.

    In addition to the books listed under "Reference Materials" on this page, there are also downloadable documents that you are allowed to take into the exam room with you. To view and download these documents, simply click on the link following each title.

    Americans with Disabilities Act

    2009 Georgia Amendments to the 2008 National Electrical Code.

    Employer’s Tax Guide, Circular E, 2008 that can be picked up at your local IRS office or:
    Employers Tax Guide, Circular E.



    American Contractors offers a 2-day Low-Voltage Unrestricted seminar to prepare individuals to take the Georgia Low- Voltage Unrestricted Contractor's License exam. This seminar is based on the Unrestricted Low-Voltage exam, but will help students preparing for any of the Georgia Low- Voltage classifications.

      Seminar Price: $590.00  
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    Fairburn, GA4/28/2018 to 4/29/2018
    Fairburn, GA9/8/2018 to 9/9/2018

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    Reference Materials
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