South Carolina General Contractor Unlimited (NASCLA)

South Carolina General Contractor

South Carolina General Contractor (NASCLA)

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State Requirements & Application


Test Information




Permitted Work


South Carolina General Contractors License Study Course

South Carolina NASCLA exam Complete Combo

This package includes everything you need to pass both your NASCLA trades and business and law exams. NASCLA is the National Association of State Contractor Licensing Agencies. You will train on a system that looks and acts just like the N.A.S.C.L.A. exam.

South Carolina Unlimited Commercial Trades Exam Prep Course (NASCLA)

The most comprehensive study course available! Pass your exam on the first try. You'll have instant online access, audio discs, study guides, and unlimited practice exams. See full description below.

South Carolina Unlimited Reference Book Set for the NASCLA Exam

The South Carolina Trades Exam Reference Book Set for your SC Unlimited Commercial Contractor License. This set INCLUDES the book for the BUSINESS & LAW exam in addition to standard NASCLA exam books. The Contractor Exam Prep. Course is not include

Printed NASCLA Book Tabs

Pre-Printed tabs for all 23 books used in the NASCLA Exam.

South Carolina Nascla Individual Books

Already have some of the required Books? Visit our book store to complete your Reference book set with the required books

Step 1

Purchase your exam prep course - South Carolina Combo for the NASCLA exam.

Step 2

Register for the NASCLA Exam here

Step 3

Study for and take your NASCLA South Carolina General Contractors Exam and South Carolina Business Law and Project Management Exam.

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.