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name="553-11-.01(1)(a)">(a)</a></td> <td valign="top" style="text-align:left" class="leftalign"> A change in an individual's or qualifying agent's legal name. <table border="0" width="100%" cellspacing="4" cellpadding="4"> <tr> <td valign="top" width="1%" style="white-space:nowrap;text-align:left;width:18px;"><a style="white-space:nowrap;" name="553-11-.01(1)(a)1.">1.</a></td> <td valign="top" style="text-align:left" class="leftalign"> A change in an individual's or qualifying agent's legal name must be submitted on the designated form established by the Board within 30 days of the change.</td> </tr> </table> <table border="0" width="100%" cellspacing="4" cellpadding="4"> <tr> <td valign="top" width="1%" style="white-space:nowrap;text-align:left;width:18px;"><a style="white-space:nowrap;" name="553-11-.01(1)(a)2.">2.</a></td> <td valign="top" style="text-align:left" class="leftalign"> Notification must include copies of legal name change documents (e.g. divorce decree, marriage license, etc.)</td> </tr> </table> </td> </tr> </table> <table border="0" width="100%" cellspacing="4" cellpadding="4"> <tr> <td valign="top" width="1%" style="white-space:nowrap;text-align:left;width:18px;"><a style="white-space:nowrap;" name="553-11-.01(1)(b)">(b)</a></td> <td valign="top" style="text-align:left" class="leftalign"> A change in address or location. <table border="0" width="100%" cellspacing="4" cellpadding="4"> <tr> <td valign="top" width="1%" style="white-space:nowrap;text-align:left;width:18px;"><a style="white-space:nowrap;" name="553-11-.01(1)(b)1.">1.</a></td> <td valign="top" style="text-align:left" class="leftalign"> A change in mailing address or physical location for the Individual or Qualifying Agent must be submitted on the designated form established by the Board within 30 days of the change.</td> </tr> </table> <table border="0" width="100%" cellspacing="4" cellpadding="4"> <tr> <td valign="top" width="1%" style="white-space:nowrap;text-align:left;width:18px;"><a style="white-space:nowrap;" name="553-11-.01(1)(b)2.">2.</a></td> <td valign="top" style="text-align:left" class="leftalign"> A change in mailing address or physical location for the business organization must be submitted on the designated form established by the Board within 45 days of the change.</td> </tr> </table> </td> </tr> </table> <table border="0" width="100%" cellspacing="4" cellpadding="4"> <tr> <td valign="top" width="1%" style="white-space:nowrap;text-align:left;width:18px;"><a style="white-space:nowrap;" name="553-11-.01(1)(c)">(c)</a></td> <td valign="top" style="text-align:left" class="leftalign"> A change in the name or structure of the business organization. <table border="0" width="100%" cellspacing="4" cellpadding="4"> <tr> <td valign="top" width="1%" style="white-space:nowrap;text-align:left;width:18px;"><a style="white-space:nowrap;" name="553-11-.01(1)(c)1.">1.</a></td> <td valign="top" style="text-align:left" class="leftalign"> A change in the name of the business organization must be submitted on the designated form established by the Board within 45 days of the change and must include a Certificate of Amendment from the Corporations Division of the Secretary of State's office.</td> </tr> </table> <table border="0" width="100%" cellspacing="4" cellpadding="4"> <tr> <td valign="top" width="1%" style="white-space:nowrap;text-align:left;width:18px;"><a style="white-space:nowrap;" name="553-11-.01(1)(c)2.">2.</a></td> <td valign="top" style="text-align:left" class="leftalign"> A change in the structure of the business organization (e.g., ABC, Inc. to ABC, LLC) is not considered a name change and a new application will be required.</td> </tr> </table> </td> </tr> </table> </td> </tr> </table> <h2><a href="/GAC/553-11-.02" name="553-11-.02" title="553-11-.02">Rule 553-11-.02 Disaffiliation of Qualifying Agent</a></h2> <table border="0" width="100%" cellspacing="4" cellpadding="4"> <tr> <td valign="top" width="1%" style="white-space:nowrap;text-align:left;width:18px;"><a style="white-space:nowrap;" name="553-11-.02(1)">(1)</a></td> <td valign="top" style="text-align:left" class="leftalign"> A licensee shall report a change in the Qualify Agent affiliation with a business organization to the Board: <table border="0" width="100%" cellspacing="4" cellpadding="4"> <tr> <td valign="top" width="1%" style="white-space:nowrap;text-align:left;width:18px;"><a style="white-space:nowrap;" name="553-11-.02(1)(a)">(a)</a></td> <td valign="top" style="text-align:left" class="leftalign"> A Qualifying Agent must notify the Board within 30 days of the termination of the relationship with the business organization for which they are licensed as qualifying agent by submitting a Disaffiliation form, as established by the Board. A Qualifying Agent license shall be placed on inactive status upon the Board's receipt of such notification pursuant to Rule <a title="553-10-.01" href="553-10-.01">553-10-.01</a>.</td> </tr> </table> <table border="0" width="100%" cellspacing="4" cellpadding="4"> <tr> <td valign="top" width="1%" style="white-space:nowrap;text-align:left;width:18px;"><a style="white-space:nowrap;" name="553-11-.02(1)(b)">(b)</a></td> <td valign="top" style="text-align:left" class="leftalign"> An owner or officer of a licensed Residential or General Contracting company must notify the Board within 45 days of the termination of the relationship with the affiliated licensed qualifying agent by submitting a Disaffiliation form, as established by the Board. A company license shall be placed on inactive status upon the Board's receipt of such notification pursuant to Rule <a title="553-10-.01" href="553-10-.01">553-10-.01</a>. <table border="0" width="100%" cellspacing="4" cellpadding="4"> <tr> <td valign="top" width="1%" style="white-space:nowrap;text-align:left;width:18px;"><a style="white-space:nowrap;" name="553-11-.02(1)(b)1.">1.</a></td> <td valign="top" style="text-align:left" class="leftalign"> If the licensee is the sole qualifying agent for a business organization, the business organization shall have 120 days from the date of disaffiliation to submit an application to the Board for another Qualifying Agent, unless the respective Division receives other substantiated information that the company is no longer in business.</td> </tr> </table> <table border="0" width="100%" cellspacing="4" cellpadding="4"> <tr> <td valign="top" width="1%" style="white-space:nowrap;text-align:left;width:18px;"><a style="white-space:nowrap;" name="553-11-.02(1)(b)2.">2.</a></td> <td valign="top" style="text-align:left" class="leftalign"> After the passage of the 120 day period, the business organization shall be placed on inactive status and cease to be considered licensed as a Residential or General Contracting company until a new application is approved by the appropriate division.</td> </tr> </table> </td> </tr> </table> <table border="0" width="100%" cellspacing="4" cellpadding="4"> <tr> <td valign="top" width="1%" style="white-space:nowrap;text-align:left;width:18px;"><a style="white-space:nowrap;" name="553-11-.02(1)(c)">(c)</a></td> <td valign="top" style="text-align:left" class="leftalign"> An owner or officer of a licensed Residential or General Contracting company must notify the Board within 45 days of the company no longer being in business by submitting a Disaffiliation form, as established by the Board. A company license shall be placed on inactive status upon the Board's receipt of such notification pursuant to Rule <a title="553-10-.01" href="553-10-.01">553-10-.01</a>.</td> </tr> </table> </td> </tr> </table> <table border="0" width="100%" cellspacing="4" cellpadding="4"> <tr> <td valign="top" width="1%" style="white-space:nowrap;text-align:left;width:18px;"><a style="white-space:nowrap;" name="553-11-.02(2)">(2)</a></td> <td valign="top" style="text-align:left" class="leftalign"> Contracting as a qualifying agent after the date of the termination of the relationship with the business organization shall be considered unlicensed practice and is subject to disciplinary action.</td> </tr> </table> <table border="0" width="100%" cellspacing="4" cellpadding="4"> <tr> <td valign="top" width="1%" style="white-space:nowrap;text-align:left;width:18px;"><a style="white-space:nowrap;" name="553-11-.02(3)">(3)</a></td> <td valign="top" style="text-align:left" class="leftalign"> Renewing a qualifying agent license after the date of the termination of the relationship with the business organization shall be considered fraud and is subject to disciplinary action.</td> </tr> </table> <h2><a href="/GAC/553-11-.03" name="553-11-.03" title="553-11-.03">Rule 553-11-.03 Prior Approval</a></h2> <table border="0" width="100%" cellspacing="4" cellpadding="4"> <tr> <td valign="top" width="1%" style="white-space:nowrap;text-align:left;width:18px;"><a style="white-space:nowrap;" name="553-11-.03(1)">(1)</a></td> <td valign="top" style="text-align:left" class="leftalign"> A residential or general contractor who holds a current and valid residential or general contractor's license in the State of Georgia may request issuance of a new license by the appropriate division without examination under the following provisions: <table border="0" width="100%" cellspacing="4" cellpadding="4"> <tr> <td valign="top" width="1%" style="white-space:nowrap;text-align:left;width:18px;"><a style="white-space:nowrap;" name="553-11-.03(1)(a)">(a)</a></td> <td valign="top" style="text-align:left" class="leftalign"> Notify the Board of his or her desire to engage in the same category of residential or general contracting which license was issued to him or her in their capacity either as an individual licensee or as a qualifying agent for a business organization by submitting a Prior Approval application with required supporting documents, as established by the Board, along with the required fee.</td> </tr> </table> <table border="0" width="100%" cellspacing="4" cellpadding="4"> <tr> <td valign="top" width="1%" style="white-space:nowrap;text-align:left;width:18px;"><a style="white-space:nowrap;" name="553-11-.03(1)(b)">(b)</a></td> <td valign="top" style="text-align:left" class="leftalign"> Shall otherwise meet the requirements for licensure.</td> </tr> </table> <table border="0" width="100%" cellspacing="4" cellpadding="4"> <tr> <td valign="top" width="1%" style="white-space:nowrap;text-align:left;width:18px;"><a style="white-space:nowrap;" name="553-11-.03(1)(c)">(c)</a></td> <td valign="top" style="text-align:left" class="leftalign"> Shall not be in violation of this chapter.</td> </tr> </table> </td> </tr> </table> <table border="0" width="100%" cellspacing="4" cellpadding="4"> <tr> <td valign="top" width="1%" style="white-space:nowrap;text-align:left;width:18px;"><a style="white-space:nowrap;" name="553-11-.03(2)">(2)</a></td> <td valign="top" style="text-align:left" class="leftalign"> A residential or general contractor who was previously issued a residential or general contractor's license in the State of Georgia, may request issuance of a new license by the appropriate division without examination under the following provisions: <table border="0" width="100%" cellspacing="4" cellpadding="4"> <tr> <td valign="top" width="1%" style="white-space:nowrap;text-align:left;width:18px;"><a style="white-space:nowrap;" name="553-11-.03(2)(a)">(a)</a></td> <td valign="top" style="text-align:left" class="leftalign"> Notify the Board of his or her desire to engage in the same category of residential or general contracting which license was issued to him or her in their capacity either as an individual licensee or as a qualifying agent for a business organization by submitting a Prior Approval application with required supporting documents, as established by the Board, along with the required fee.</td> </tr> </table> <table border="0" width="100%" cellspacing="4" cellpadding="4"> <tr> <td valign="top" width="1%" style="white-space:nowrap;text-align:left;width:18px;"><a style="white-space:nowrap;" name="553-11-.03(2)(b)">(b)</a></td> <td valign="top" style="text-align:left" class="leftalign"> Submit evidence of attendance of required approved continuing education for each biennium that the license was not active if required by the respective Division.</td> </tr> </table> <table border="0" width="100%" cellspacing="4" cellpadding="4"> <tr> <td valign="top" width="1%" style="white-space:nowrap;text-align:left;width:18px;"><a style="white-space:nowrap;" name="553-11-.03(2)(c)">(c)</a></td> <td valign="top" style="text-align:left" class="leftalign"> Shall otherwise meet the requirements for licensure.</td> </tr> </table> <table border="0" width="100%" cellspacing="4" cellpadding="4"> <tr> <td valign="top" width="1%" style="white-space:nowrap;text-align:left;width:18px;"><a style="white-space:nowrap;" name="553-11-.03(2)(d)">(d)</a></td> <td valign="top" style="text-align:left" class="leftalign"> Shall not be in violation of this chapter.</td> </tr> </table> </td> </tr> </table> <table border="0" width="100%" cellspacing="4" cellpadding="4"> <tr> <td valign="top" width="1%" style="white-space:nowrap;text-align:left;width:18px;"><a style="white-space:nowrap;" name="553-11-.03(3)">(3)</a></td> <td valign="top" style="text-align:left" class="leftalign"> Failure to provide proper notification of disaffiliation pursuant to Rule <a title="553-11-.02" href="553-11-.02">553-11-.02</a> shall be considered a violation and is subject to disciplinary action of a public reprimand to include a fine, in addition to any other conditions required by the appropriate division.</td> </tr> </table> </div> </div> </HTML> </div> <div id="toc" class="sidebar noprint"> <ul id="toc-children" class="children"><li><a href="/GAC/553-11-.01" name="553-11-.01" title="553-11-.01">Rule 553-11-.01 Changes in Status Which Must Be Reported</a></li><li><a href="/GAC/553-11-.02" name="553-11-.02" title="553-11-.02">Rule 553-11-.02 Disaffiliation of Qualifying Agent</a></li><li><a href="/GAC/553-11-.03" name="553-11-.03" title="553-11-.03">Rule 553-11-.03 Prior Approval</a></li></ul> </div> </div> <!--content ends here--> <div id="footer" class="noprint"><span class="footer">Copyright &copy; 2019 Lawriter LLC - All rights reserved.</span>| <a href="mailto:support@casemakerlegal.com?subject=Rules 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