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South Carolina Commercial Building Limited Contractors License

get south carolina contractors licenseThe South Carolina General Contractor Limited license covers construction or remodeling on commercial or residential buildings no more than three stories in height and $350,000. A General Building Contractor classification covers all building construction activity including: commercial, industrial, institutional, and all residential building construction. Also included are parking decks, site work, sidewalks, curbs, and gutters. The Board issues a limited, intermediate, or unlimited license according to a company's working capital This license is divided into three types: Limited, Intermediate, and Unlimited. The Limited License has a financial limit per project of up to $500,000.

 

South Carolina Commercial Building Limited 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 Commercial Building Limited Fees

 

contractors license feesAll applicants will have to pay $135 to file the application and $75 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 Commercial Building Limited 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. General Commercial Unlimited exam has 80 questions and a time limit of 4 hours. A score of 70% (56 questions correct) is needed to pass. More info here.

Commercial Building Limited Exam Content

 

Sitework
Concrete
Masonry
Metals
Carpentry
Thermal and Moisture Protection
Doors and Windows
Finishes
Safety
General Code, Plan Reading and Estimating


Total Number of Test Questions: 80


Time Allowed: 240 minutes

 

Books That Are Allowed Into The Exam

 

1. International Building Code, 2015, ICC.

 

2. Code of Federal Regulations - 29 CFR Part 1926 (OSHA).

 

3. Modern Masonry: Brick, Block, Stone, 8th Edition, 2015, Clois E. Kicklighter.

 

4. Handling and Erection of Steel Joists and Joist Girders, 1987 or 2006 Edition, Steel Joist Institute.

 

5. Carpentry & Building Construction, 2010, John Feirer, Gilbert Hutchings and Mark Feirer.

 

6. Roofing Construction and Estimating, 1995, Daniel Atcheson.

 

7. The Contractor's Guide to Quality Concrete Construction, 3rd Edition, 2005, American Society of Concrete Contractors.

 

8. Pipe and Excavation Contracting, 2011, Dave Roberts.

 

NOTE: If you are not currently a licensed contractor then you are required to take and pass BOTH the standard LAW exam and TRADE specific exam.

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South Carolina Commercial Building Limited Exam Home 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 & Commercial Building study 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.