An applicant for renewal of his or her residential license must have completed 3 hours of acceptable continuing education each year for a Residential Basic license and 6 hours of continuing education each year for a Residential Light Commercial license, with a year being July 1st through June 30th.
Failure to complete all hours of mandatory continuing education shall serve as grounds to deny the renewal of a license and may also result in disciplinary action being taken against a licensee.
GA Rule 553-12-.03 states that online and correspondence courses may not exceed 50% of the continuing education hours required. With regard to completion of continuing education requirements for the current cycle, the State Licensing Board for Residential and General Contractors, taking into consideration the seriousness of the COVID-19 crisis, will allow licensees a variance to satisfy the continuing education requirements under Board rules by completion of live webinars, Zoom meeting/training courses, and live online courses for fulfillment of the continuing education requirement for the June 30, 2020 renewal.
This accommodation will allow licensees to truthfully answer “yes” to the online renewal question regarding continuing education completion if they obtained their hours using these methods. If a licensee is selected for a random continuing education renewal audit, they would need to submit a petition for variance along with the certificates of completion for the required hours of continuing education. Licensees do not need to submit the petition for variance to the Board unless they have been requested by the Board to submit proof of their renewal continuing education.
Residential Basic licensees must complete at least three (3) hours of continuing education each year for a total of six (6) hours per renewal period.
Licensees can complete 50% of these hours (a total of three (3) hours per renewal period) online Licensees may complete ALL hours online for the June 30, 2020 renewal due to the COVID-19 crisis.
Residential Light Commercial licensees must complete at least six (6) hours of continuing education each year for a for a total of twelve (12) hours per renewal period.
Licensees can complete 50% of these hours (a total of six (6) hours per renewal period) online Licensees may complete ALL hours online for the June 30, 2020 renewal due to the COVID-19 crisis.