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South Carolina

Unlimited General Contractor Licensing & NASCLA Exam Prep

Interested in becoming a general contractor in South Carolina? We have everything you need to obtain your license with ease. Find all the licensing requirements, information, and exam prep to help you pass the exams. Contractor licenses are administered by the South Carolina Department of Labor, Licensing and Regulation. The board divides Building Contractor licenses into 5 groups. Each group denotes the financial limits and requirements of the licensee. Groups 4 and 5 are required to pass the PSI or NASCLA Unlimited Building Exam. South Carolina requires all General Contractors to obtain a license before any bidding or work can take place.

At RocketCert, our exam prep is designed to help you pass your tests the first time. We also back it up with our no pass, no pay policy. All of our training is offered in an online, self-paced format. All of our courses are available from almost any device, any time. We hope you choose RocketCert as your home to help you obtain your South Carolina Unlimited Building Contractor License.

  • $279
    Unlimited Building Contractor
    Exam Prep
  • $2273 $2089
    Prep, Books, Tabs
    Bundle
Individual studying for the South Carolina Unlimited Building Contractor Exam online with RocketCert
Scope of work

What type of work can be done with this license?

Licensed Unlimited Building Contractor in South Carolina
  • Group 4 & 5 Unlimited General Contractor License

    South Carolina General Contractors are able to perform commercial, industrial, and residential work. They may install, replace, or repair buildings, structures, highways, sewers, grading, asphalt or concrete pavings. They are permitted to make improvements of any kind to real property.

  • Group 4 General Contractors have a $1,500,000 bit or job limit.
  • Group 5 General Contractors are considered Unlimited Contractors and have no financial limits on bids or jobs.
Requirements & steps

What are the requirements for an SC General Contractor License?

South Carolina Unlimited Building Contractor RequirementsExam
  • Pass NASCLA or PSI Unlimited Building Contractor and NASCLA Business Management & Law Exams
South Carolina Unlimited Building Contractor RequirementsFinancial

Group 4 Building Contractor

  • Submit a GAAP financial statement compiled or reviewed by a CPA or PA showing $175,000 net worth.* OR Obtain an $350,000 surety bond.

Group 5 Building Contractor

  • Submit a GAAP financial statement audited by a CPA or PA showing $250,000 net worth.* OR Obtain an $500,000 surety bond.

*Tax basis financials are not acceptable.

South Carolina Unlimited Building Contractor RequirementsExperience
  • Submit 2 years of full-time, hands-on field work within the past 5 years. Only commercial work is accepted.

How do I obtain a license?

To apply for your license, contact the South Carolina Contractor Licensing Board at 803-896-4686 or visit the CLB Website.

The state does not require continuing education to renew this type of license. Also, South Carolina has reciprocity agreements with certain states. This may give you the ability to skip the trade exam if you hold an equivalent license in another state.

At RocketCert, our education is written by a combination of professional educators and industry experts. Our exam prep is guaranteed to help you pass the exam, and is backed with our no pass, no pay policy. We pride ourselves on providing industry leading customer service. Also, if you find a better original price on any online course that we offer, we will beat it by 10%.


RocketCert customer studying to pass their State exam through the RocketCert website or on the mobile app.
PURCHASE EXAM PREP, BOOKS, & STUDY!

Preparing to pass the exam is a critical part of the SC contractor licensing process. Failing the exam can result in substantial delays before you are able to work under your license. We offer industry leading exam prep and all of the required books, at an unbeatable price.

PASS THE STATE EXAM

A passing score on the exam is required prior to submitting an application. Contact PSI to schedule the examination. Testing centers are setup throughout the State in larger cities.

APPLY FOR YOUR LICENSE

After completing these steps, it's time to apply through CLB to obtain your South Carolina Contractor license. Have questions or concerns with this process (or just a lack of time)? Our licensing specialists can help you with the process.

Exam

Which exam do I need to take?

To schedule your exam, visit psiexams.com or call 800-733-9267.

South Carolina Contractors must pass two examinations: their Trade and Business & Law.

Buisness and Law Exam details Unlimited Building Contractor Exam

  • Number of questions - 110
  • Percent to pass - 77 correct
  • Time allowed - 360 minutes
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Topics include: General Building; Residential Electrical; Residential HVAC; Residential Plumbing.

Business Management and Law for Commercial Contractor Exam details Business Management and Law for Commercial Contractors Exam

  • Total Questions: 50
  • Passing Score: 35 correct
  • Time: 125 minutes
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Topics include: Business Management; Licensing Laws and Rules; Estimating and Bidding; Contracts and Agreements; Project Management; Insurance and Bonding; Safety Recordkeeping and Reporting; Labor Laws and Employment Regulations; Financial Management; Tax Laws; Liens

Exam Prep, & Books

How do I pass the exam?

The South Carolina exams are open book. The references below are permitted to be tabbed, highlighted, and used during your test! Unfortunately, our online course is NOT permitted to be accessed during the State exam.

Online Exam Prep Includes:

  • Math & Plans Lessons - Here, we teach you math concepts and how to solve calculations on test day.
  • Highlighting Guides - Introduce the critical information in your book(s). This will familiarize you with each book’s content and its layout.
  • Quizzes - These practice quizzes are based on each individual book/reference. They reinforce key concepts.
  • Test Simulation / Practice Exam - Comprehensive exams randomly generated from our database of questions. Test simulations are restricted by time, and hints are disabled. Test simulations are as close to the real exam as you can get.
  • Guide to Tabbing - This section includes tabbing books and other test taking strategies to keep calm and focused during the exam.

South Carolina Unlimited Building Contractor Online Exam Prep (NASCLA Exam)

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  • South Carolina Unlimited Building Contractor Online Exam Prep (NASCLA Exam)

Our Online Exam Prep features:

Ideal for students who already own all references


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South Carolina Unlimited Building Contractor Exam Bundle (NASCLA Exam)

Includes the following courses:

  • NASCLA Commercial Online Exam Prep

Plus the following:

  • All physical books permitted to be used during the exam(s) (excluding EIMA as it's not necessary).
  • Permanent/Pre-Printed Tabs
  • Free Shipping!
  • Instructor Support
  • No Pass No Pay Policy
  • Lifetime Access from nearly any device
Do you also need?

$2,273 $2,089

The following books are allowed to be used during the NASCLA Exam.
Starting 2/1/2022 the exam will be based on either 2018 or 2021 IBC.

2021 International Building Code

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$189

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ACI 318-19: Building Code Requirements for Structural Concrete and Commentary

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$219

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Building Component Safety Information Book, BCSI Wood Trusses

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$29

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Carpentry and Building Construction, Student Edition, 2016

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$79

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Construction Jobsite Management

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$179

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Contractor's Guide to Quality Concrete Construction, 4th Edition

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$89

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Erector's manual: Standards and guidelines for the erection of precast concrete products

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$44

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Green Building Fundamentals, 2nd Edition

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$99

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The Gypsum Construction Handbook, 7th Edition

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$59

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ICC A117.1-2017 Standard for Accessible and Usable Buildings and Facilities

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$59

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Modern Masonry

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$129

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NASCLA Contractors Guide to Business, Law and Project Management, Basic 13th Edition

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$79

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OSHA 1926

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$39

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Placing Reinforcing Bars

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$89

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Pipe and Excavation Contracting, Revised

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$49

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Principles and Practices of Commercial Construction

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$189

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Roofing Construction & Estimating, Revised

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$49

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SDI Manual of Construction with Steel Deck

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$34

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Training and Certification of Field Personnel for Unbonded Post-Tensioning

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$94

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Technical Digest No. 9 Handling and Erection of Steel Joists and Joist Girders

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$49

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Print for Your Exam:
Developing Your Stormwater Pollution Prevention Plan
Free / Online
SC Building Code Modifications
Free / Online

ANSI/EIMA 99-A-2017: Standard for Exterior Insulation and Finish Systems (EIFS) and EIFS with Drainage

Not necessary or recommended for the exam.
The South Carolina Business & Law exam must also be passed:

South Carolina Commercial Business and Law Online Exam Prep

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$119

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SOUTH CAROLINA-NASCLA Contractors Guide to Business, Law and Project Management, Commercial Contractors, 8th Edition

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$79

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Pre-printed or blank tabs are also available.

21 Book Tab Bundle

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$149

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Permanent Blank Tabs - 375 Pack

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$45

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About Us

Why should I choose RocketCert?

At RocketCert, we strive to be the best (while having fun in the process). This means having not only the best quality of education, but also industry leading technology. Best yet, we are here for you 7 days a week. Have a question or comment? Give us a call or contact us to send us a message. Ready to begin? Select your State above and start immediately. Of course, you can resume later!


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