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Pre-Highlighted & Tabbed South Carolina Limited Builder Combo
The South Carolina Limited Exam and the South Carolina Business Law Exam are the two tests you'll need to pass to get your contractor's license. The t…Read More>>MSRP:$1,829.00Add to Cart View Product
South Carolina Limited Builder Combo
The South Carolina Limited Exam and the South Carolina Business Law Exam are the two tests you'll need to pass to get your contractor's license. The t…Read More>>MSRP:$1,329.00Add to Cart View Product
South Carolina Limited Contractor Reference Book Set
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South Carolina Limited Contractor Exam Prep Course (Trades and Business Law)
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State Requirements & Application
* License will be required for the practice of contracting in South Carolina.
* You must complete the test before applying for the South Carolina license.
* 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
Group # 1
Group # 2
Group # 3
Group # 4
Group # 5
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.
To be eligible to obtain the license you must pass a technical exam and the business and law exam. You must also be able to document 2 years of experience within the last 5 years in the classification of work for which you are applying.Board Contact Information:
South Carolina Department of Labor, Licensing and Regulation
Synergy Business Park, Kingstree Building
110 Centerview Dr.
Columbia, SC 29210
Hours: Monday - Friday 8:30am - 5:00pmWebsite: South Carolina Licensing Board
Frequently Asked Questions: FAQ
Fees: The application fee for a new SC contractor's license is $350. To obtain a contractor's license application and other forms for South Carolina go to Get Application
Test Information: This test covers information in 10 subject areas. The questions are created from content in the 10 book set shown below the following chart.
Candidate Information Bulletin: Click here to download the bulletin.
Exam Information Exam Fee $75 Number of Questions 80 Passing Score 70% or 56 Questions Time Limit 240 Minutes
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 North Carolina, South Carolina, Tennessee, Georgia, Alabama, Mississippi, Louisiana, Arkansas, West Virginia and the U.S. Virgin Islands.
With this license you may bid on and build all types of buildings in South Carolina that are under four stories and less than $500,000.