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South Carolina Unlimited General Contractor NASCLA

The complete combo package includes:

  • All the books the your NASCLA Exam and South Carolina Business Law
  • Pre-printed book tabs for all the books
  • Each Book's Individual Highlighting Presentation
  • Audio tracks for each book to help with some memorization
  • Digital Study Guides
  • Quizzes for each individual book
  • Book lookup exercises
  • Unlimited practice exams
  • Unlimited coaching
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    State Requirements & Application

    * License will be required for the practice of contracting in South Carolina.

    * Register at

    * Application fees must be submitted with your application as well as a financial statement, passing test scores, and experience affidavit.

    * The South Carolina Business and Law exam is required.

    The following financial statement requirements apply to initial applications:

    Groups 1 and 2 - Owner Prepared financial statement with an affidavit of accuracy, Document #172; or a Surety Bond Form for General Contractors / Surety Bond Form for Mechanical Contractors

    Groups 3 and 4 - Financial statement compiled by a licensed CPA or a licensed PA in accordance with GAAP, including all disclosures required by GAAP or a Surety Bond Form for General Contractors / Surety Bond Form for Mechanical Contractors

    Group 5 - Financial statement audited by a licensed certified public accountant or a licensed public accountant in accordance with GAAP, including all disclosures required by GAAP; or a Surety Bond Form for General Contractors / Surety Bond Form for Mechanical Contractors


    Group Number $ Limit Per
    Net Worth
    Surety Bond
    Group # 1




    Group # 2




    Group # 3




    Group # 4




    Group # 5




    Experience Requirements: To be eligible to obtain the license. Must have 2 years of proven experience in the last 5 years. You must pass a technical exam and the business and law exam.

    Surety Bonds: Beginning with this renewal cycle, the South Carolina Contractor's Licensing Board can now accept a surety bond in lieu of a financial statement for both renewals and initial applications. Basically, an applicant can provide a surety bond in the amount of two (2) times the net worth requirement for the Group Level applied for. For example a General Contractor Group 5 would require a surety bond in the amount of $500,000.

    South Carolina Department of Labor, Licensing and Regulation

    Synergy Business Park, Kingstree Building

    110 Centerview Dr.

    Columbia, SC 29210

    Phone: 803.896.4300

    Hours: Monday - Friday 8:30am - 5:00pm

    Website: South Carolina Contractors License Board

    To obtain a South Carolina contractor license application and other forms for South Carolina go to Application Form

    Test Information

    Test Information This test covers information in the 12 subject areas below. The questions are created from content in the 23 book set shown below the following chart.
    Candidate Information Bulletin: Click here to download the bulletin.

    Exam Information
    Exam Fee $130
    Number of Questions 115
    Passing Score 70% or 81 Questions
    Time Limit 330 Minutes

    Subject Area Number of Questions
    General Requirements 25
    Site Construction
    Concrete 6
    Metals 6
    Wood 5
    Thermal and Moisture Protection 5
    Doors, Windows, and Glazing 4
    Finishes 5
    Mechanical and Plumbing Systems 6
    Electrical Systems 3
    Procurement and Contracting Requirements 31


    South Carolina has established reciprocity with Louisiana, Mississippi, North Carolina, Utah and Tennessee for their commercial builders.

    The NASCLA exam serves as your trades exam in Alabama, Arkansas, Arizona, Florida, Georgia, Louisiana, Mississippi, Nevada, North Carolina, Oregon, South Carolina, Tennessee, Utah, Virginia, U.S. Virgin Islands, West Virginia.

    Permitted Work

    With this license you may bid on and build all types of buildings in South Carolina including residential structures.