I just got off the phone with Georgia's licensing department but they didn't have an answer for this, what I would think would be a common question. All the states have slightly different criteria for how long you must be a journeyman before you can apply for your masters. In Georgia, you need to be a journeyman for 2 years. I was basically never a journeyman. I got my journeyman license in one state then applied to be a master in a state that just required 8500 hours. I have now have had a master license for 9 months. I assume I can apply to get masters with Georgia once I have had my masters for 2 years, but I could not get an answer to this question. Would I need to keep records of the hours I worked, even though I work for myself?