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South Carolina Contractors License

get south carolina contractors licenseVirtually every aspect of Construction, Electrical, Plumbing and Mechanical Contracting in South Carolina is regulated at the State Level. Residential classifications are required to pass a Business Law examination in addition to a trade exam and may obtain licensing information from the Residential Builders Commission in Columbia, SC. Pre-Approval for Residential Classifications is required. General and Mechanical classifications are required to pass a Business Law examination in addition to a trade exam and may obtain licensing information from the South Carolina Contractor's Licensing Board in Columbia, SC.

 

South Carolina Contractors License Requirements

 

let us help you get your contractors licenseThe first step in the licensing process is to pass the exams. A completed application should then be submitted to the state licensing board with documentation of your experience, financial information and your passing test scores. Within the past five years, contractor must show two years of actual work experience as a full-time employee in the desired classification. Only commercial experience is accepted. All licenses that fall under the category of General Contractor are divided in five financial categories based on net worth: Group 1 – Allows for jobs of $17,500 or less, applicants must submit a self-prepared financial statement showing a net worth of at least $3,500. Group 2 – Allows for jobs of $30,000 or less, applicants must submit a self-prepared financial statement showing a net worth of at least $6,000. Group 3 – Allows for jobs of $50,000 or less, applicants must submit a financial statement that has been compiled and reviewed by a CPA showing a net worth of at least $10,000. Group 4 – Allows for jobs of $125,000 or less, applicants must submit a financial statement that has been compiled and reviewed by a CPA showing a net worth of at least $25,000. Group 5 – There are no financial limits on the size of job allowed, applicants must submit an audited financial statement that has been prepared by a CPA showing a net worth of at least $100,000. You must furnish proof of financial responsibility on your application. More info here.

 

South Carolina Contractors Fees

 

contractors license feesAll applicants will have to pay $135 to file the application and $75-$106 to take the exam. After you pass the exam, you'll need to pay a $110 license fee and submit a surety bond for $15,000. The license expires July each year regardless of date issued. If you have a license from another state whose requirements are comparable to South Carolina's, the Commission may grant you a license without taking the exam.

 

South Carolina Contractors Exam Details

 

contractor exam detailed informationAll applicants will have to pass two exams; their trade and a business and law exam. Law and Business has 50 questions and a time limit of 2 hours. A score of 70% (35 questions correct) is needed to pass. Commercial Building contractor exam has 80-115 questions and a time limit of 4-6 hours. A score of 70% is needed to pass. More info here.

 

South Carolina License Exams We Cover

 

South Carolina Business and Law Exam Commercial/Residential

 

South Carolina Commercial Building Limited Contractors Exam

 

South Carolina Commercial Building Unlimited Contractors NASCLA Exam

 

South Carolina Residential Builder Contractors Exam

 

South Carolina Residential Electrical Contractors Exam

 

South Carolina Residential HVAC Contractors Exam

 

 

South Carolina Contractors Exam Study Kit $249

 

complete home study kit saleOur home study materials are available in either books with CD-ROMs version or online downloadable version. Our CD-ROM software is developed using the computer-assisted testing software, which means that no internet or prior computer experience is required. Both CD-ROM and instant online download versions are identical and cover everything you need to study and pass your contractors exam. The complete home study kit includes: both Business and Law & Trade Commercial Building manual with over 500 pages of trade, math examples, estimating, formulas, safety, blueprint reading, and other study content. Plus hundreds of exam practice questions with detailed explanations to all Business and Law and Commercial Building exam practice questions. All orders also receive a complete contractors application review, 30-day online exam support, and 24/7 online applicant support.

 

South Carolina Contractors License Reciprocity

 

contractors license reciprocityThe State of South Carolina Licensing Board has reciprocity with Alabama, Louisiana, Mississippi, North Carolina, Georgia, Pennsylvania, Tennessee, Utah and Texas. If you have a Building license in North Carolina you may be able to get your South Carolina license without taking the exam. More info here.