A) There is NO 2009 NEC. It is the 2008 NEC.
B) They are talking about AFCI, not GFIC protection.
I have no idea where Geprgia is on this. Many locations around the country have adopted the 2008 NEC, but have placed amendments on the AFCI requirements.
Only someone who knows the actual codes in your particular area will be able to tell you.