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This South Carolina - Residential Business and Law Exam Prep Online course prepares students taking the Building Contractor Licensing exam. This prep course covers each section on the Residential Business and Law portion of the exam.

This course is presented entirely online. Students will be able to start and stop course modules as necessary. Students will receive six (6) months of access to course content.

Topics to be Covered:

  • Licensing Law
  • Business Organization
  • Risk Management
  • Bidding and Estimating
  • Contract Management
  • Project Management
  • Employee Management
  • Jobsite Safety and Environmental Factors
  • Financial Management
  • Tax Law
  • Lien Law

Who Should Take This Course?

  • Prospective South Carolina Contractors
  • Anyone taking the South Carolina Contractor Exam

How do I get my residential builder license in South Carolina?

To become licensed as a home builder in South Carolina, you are required to:

  • File a written application as required by the Commission.
  • Submit a certified check, cashiers check or money order for $100 for the application fee.
  • Submit an affidavit showing proof of at least one year actual experience under the supervision of a licensed builder.
  • Pass an examination given by PSI
  • Pay a $160 license fee (certified check or money order) and provide proper financial responsibility.

A license may be granted without examination to those builders in good standing in other states deemed by the Commission to have comparable exams.

The license must be renewed every 2 years.

Residential contractors may obtain licensing information from the following:

Residential Builders Commission
P.O. Box 11329
Columbia SC 29211

Web site:
Phone: (803) 896-4696
Fax: (803) 896-4696


What do I have to do to get my South Carolina commercial contractor license?

  1. Step One – Send you Examination Registration Form to PSI along with the correct payment for the examination.
  2. Step Two – After approval by PSI, you will be sent a Registration Confirmation Notice advising you of the 1 year eligibility to take the examination.
  3. Step Three – Prepare for the examination by using the examination outline in the Candidate Information Bulletin and the suggested study materials that cover the outline topics.
  4. Step Four – Be sure to take proper identification with you you to your scheduled examination appointment.
  5. Final Step – Upon passing the examination, you may then submit your commercial license application to the SC Contractors’ Licensing Board.


Is contractor continued education required in South Carolina?

There are no continuing education credits needed at this time.

The Residential Builders License is renewable every two (2) years, before June 30, of each even year (2012, 2014, 2016, etc).


Is the NASCLA Accredited Commercial Contractor license accepted in South Carolina?


When you pass the NASCLA Accredited Examination for Commercial General Building Contractors, you will be listed in the NASCLA National Examination Database. You will then have this information available for the following states which accept this NASCLA Accredited Examination: Alabama, Arkansas, Georgia, Louisiana, Mississippi, North Carolina, South Carolina and Tennessee.

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The Builders License Training Institute helps thousands of builders and contractors get licensed and complete their continuing education requirements each year. Our courses are builder-friendly and guide you through every step of the process. All of our courses are created by real builders with decades of experience and expertise. Study at your own pace 24/7 from any computer or mobile device.

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