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Requirements:

* Licensure will be required for the practice of contracting in South Carolina for contracts exceeding $5,000.

* You must be pre-approved by the board before being allowed to sit for the exam. (New Rule 2016)

* Application fees must be submitted with your application as well as a credit report.

* The South Carolina Business and Law exam is required.

* Applicants must obtain a $15,000 surety bond.

* No monetary limitation or requirements

* Submit an affidavit showing proof of at least one year of actual experience of the supervision of a licensed builder.

Board Contact Information:

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:
http://www.llr.state.sc.us/pol/residentialbuilders/

Frequently Asked Questions: http://www.llr.state.sc.us/pol/residentialbuilders/index.asp?file=FAQ%20Residential%20Builder.htm

Fees: The application fee for a new South Carolina builder's license is $100
. To obtain a license application and other forms for South Carolina go to http://www.llr.state.sc.us/pol/residentialbuilders/index.asp?file=pub.htm

Test Information: This test covers information in 8 subject areas. The questions are created from content in the 8 book set shown below the following chart.

You have 3 attempts to pass this test in 12 months.
Candidate Information Bulletin: Click here to download the bulletin.

Exam Fee:
$75
Number of Questions:
110
Passing Score: 70% 77 Questions
Time Limit: 360 Minutes

Subject Area Number of Questions
General Building Construction 74
General Carpentry
Concrete Reinforcement
Estimating, Plan Reading
Masonry
Roofing
Site Work, Footings and Foundations
Residential Electrical 12
Services / Feeders / Branch Circuits
Overcurrent Protection
Grounding and Bonding
Conductors and Cables
Raceways and Boxes
Lighting and Specialty Applications
Residential HVAC 12
Hangars and Supports
Furnaces and Heaters
Chimneys, Flues, and Vents
Combustion Air
Ducts, Ventilation and Exhaust
Fuel Gas and Oil
Piping
Residential Plumbing 12
General Plumbing and Regulations
Piping / Valves / Controls
Fixtures and Equipment
Water Supply
Drain / Waste and Vents / Sewers
Specialty Applications

Applicants must also pass a separate exam on Residential Business Law and Project Management for South Carolina.

Reciprocity: South Carolina has established reciprocity with North Carolina, Alabama, Louisiana, and SC General Contractor for the residential builder licenses.

Permitted Work: "Residential builder" means one who constructs, superintends, or offers to construct or superintend the construction, repair, improvement, or reimprovement of a residential building or structure which is not over three floors in height and which does not have more than sixteen units in any single apartment building, when the cost of the undertaking exceeds five thousand dollars. Anyone who engages or offers to engage in such undertaking in this State is considered to have engaged in the business of residential building. http://www.scstatehouse.gov/code/t40c059.php

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