Scale Mechanic Licenses

Important: You must provide proof of citizenship or legal residency when you apply for a license. GDA requires S&V (Secure & Verifiable) documents for all licensees. See the S&V Details page and S&V FAQ for complete information.

Reminder: Please make sure your mailing address, email, and phone number are up-to-date, and that your voicemail is not full.  There will be a delay in getting your license if we need to reach you but don't have usable contact information.

Program Area

GDA’s Fuel & Measures program manages Scale Mechanic licenses. For more details, including a full list of regulations, see the Weights & Measures program page.

You Need this License If

You install and/or repair commercial weighing devices in the state of Georgia.  Each company must have a license for the company itself, based on approved test results for company-owned weights calibration.  Each individual mechanic in a company must also have a license, based on a one-time test of knowledge.

Fees and License Period

Company Licenses

Company licenses are based on approved test results for your weights calibration.  Weights must be re-tested every 2 years. 

When you first receive a license, the license period starts on the date that all of your material was received and approved by GDA and ends on the 2-year anniversary of your weights testing.  From then on, as long as you make sure to have your weights retested every two years your license will remain valid until the next test is due.

There is a fee for weights testing, but no charge for the company license.

Individual Mechanic Licenses

Individual mechanics must take a one-time test to become licensed.  The individual mechanic license never expires.  If you move from one company to another, your new company will need to let the Fuel & Measures office know that you have transferred to them (see contact information below).

There is no fee for the test or the individual license.

How to Apply for or Renew your License

Download this scale mechanic license packet to get full information on submitting weights for testing, a list of handbooks available, and the individual testing form.  

Companies, start by getting your weights tested.  Once you have the results, contact our Fuel & Measures office for the next steps.  You will need to submit a single-company bond for the amount of $1,000.  

  • Fuel & Measures Office Tel: (404) 656-3605 Fax: (404) 656-9648
  • To renew your company license, simply submit your weights to the State Weights & Measures Lab for re-calibration testing.  The Lab will notify us that your weights have been approved. Your license will automatically renew at that point.

    Companies, renew your license before it expires!

    What Happens When You Apply for a License

    1. You submit your weights to the State Weights & Measures Lab for weights calibration testing and get the official results.
    2. Once you receive your test results, you contact the Fuel & Measures office to apply for your company license.  Our staff will work with you to arrange getting your bond and the individual mechanic test results, and will answer any questions you may have. 
    3. You will also receive an email from our Licensing team requesting your S&V paperwork.
    4. Once your S&V paperwork has been received and approved, your bond is accepted, and all tests have been received, your license certificate will be mailed to you.

    Respond promptly to any questions or notifications, and make sure GDA can contact you if needed!