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A general contractors license is required in South Carolina (SC) for any commercial work that exceeds over $5,000 in value. Residential general work over $5,000 and residential specialty work over $200 also requires a state license. Candidates are required to pass two examinations: business and law and the trade. Applications for commercial licensure can be obtained by calling 1-803-896-4686 and for residential licensure by calling 1-803-896-4696. Examinations can be scheduled through PSI by calling 1-800-733-9267. Please select the license/examination that you are interested in.

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    Radon Measurement and Mitigation Bundle

    $695.99

    This course is offered in partnership with CERTI.  Purchase both entry level Certification courses together and save!

    • Includes:
      • Radon and Radon Decay Product Measurement Course
      • Radon Mitigation Technology
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  • Radon Mitigation Technology

    $475.99

    This course is offered in partnership with CERTI.  Entry Level course to become certified in Radon Mitigation in the United States.

    • The instruction is audio based, with online course manual, resources, new ANSI-AARST Standards, and quizzes to reinforce the material.
    • It also includes a field exercise program tailored to your experience level.
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  • Radon & Radon Decay Product Measurement Course (24 Hours)

    $325.99

    This course is offered in partnership with CERTI. 

    • A convenient and comprehensive 24 credit hour course approved for both Measurement & Mitigation professionals. This course builds upon NRPP-45B with additional review questions and assignments.
    • Students listen to the audio and complete the online quizzes.
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  • Radon Mitigation Technology (24 Hours)

    $325.99

    This course is offered in partnership with CERTI. 

    • A thorough review of radon mitigation technology including active soil depressurization, ventilation approaches and guidance for those difficult to mitigate situations.
    • Audio for convenient listening and online review questions and certificate generation.
    • This version has a large question set and is approved for 24 credit hours and is great for mitigation contractors who also hold a measurement certification and need 24 credit hours for renewal of their NRPP cer…
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  • Review of Entry Level Measurement (24 Hours)

    $325.99

    This course is offered in partnership with CERTI. 

    • A review of the entry level measurement course providing you with a great review of topics ranging from the physics of radon all the way through the different types of testing devices and some valuable business perspectives for radon professionals.
    • 24 CE credits for those individuals with two certifications.
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  • Radon and Radon Decay Product Measurement Course

    $325.99

    This course is offered in partnership with CERTI.  Entry Level course which includes training required for becoming certified in radon measurement.

    • This popular online course was recently updated (May 2021) to include video of a classroom session, and the new ANSI-AARST Standards.
    • Includes many extras including business resources and online quiz questions designed to help you prepare for the national certification exam.
    • Students also have access to the audio version of the course.
    • This course is also a p…
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  • NRPP Certification Reinstatement – Mitigation (32 Hours)

    $325.99

    This course is offered in partnership with CERTI. 

    • Applicable for Reinstatement of NRPP Mitigation OR Measurement and Mitigation Certifications that have lapsed more than one year, but less than two years from reapplication date.
    • A review of the entry level measurement and mitigation courses.
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  • Protecting Your Home from Radon (16 Hours)

    $235.99

    This course is offered in partnership with CERTI. 

    • This course includes the book “Protecting Your Home from Radon,” resource materials, and online questions. It provides 16 credit hours for both measurement and mitigation professionals.
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  • Radon Challenges – Gnarly Tales from the Field

    $225.99

    This course is offered in partnership with CERTI. 

    • Interpreting radon measurements or mitigating buildings with radon concerns is not always as easy we would like them to be.
    • Experienced radon professionals from both sides of the profession occasionally will run across a situation that doesn’t necessarily fit the simple diurnal cycles that affect stack effect or houses that don’t adhere to the simple mitigation diagrams we often see in texts.
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  • Presenting Radon Programs (16 Hours)

    $225.99

    This course is offered in partnership with CERTI. 

    • Whether you are a radon professional or an environmental health professional there is a common need to provide accurate and constructive information about radon.
    • CERTI’s new course Presenting Radon Programs is designed to assist individuals in delivering radon programs to a host of audiences from Real Estate professionals to builders and ultimately to the consumer.
    • The course is based upon many years of experience that CERTI has had in assisting State Radon Pr…
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  • Radon & Radon Decay Product Measurement Course (16 Hours)

    $225.99

    This course is offered in partnership with CERTI. 

    • A convenient and comprehensive 16 credit hour course approved for both measurement & Mitigation Professionals.
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  • Radon Mitigation Technology (16 Hours)

    $225.99

    This course is offered in partnership with CERTI. 

    • A thorough review of radon mitigation technology including active soil depressurization, ventilation approaches and guidance for those difficult to mitigate situations.
    • Audio downloadable on MP3 player for convenient listening and online review questions and certificate generation.
    • This version has a smaller question set and is approved for 16 credit hours and is appropriate for individuals needing 16 credit hours to renew their NRPP measurement or mitigation View Product
  • NRPP Certification Reinstatement – Measurement (16 Hours)

    $225.99

    This course is offered in partnership with CERTI. 

    • Applicable for Reinstatement of NRPP Measurement Certification that has lapsed more than one year, but less than two years from reapplication date. 16 CE credits.
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  • Radon Measurement & Mitigation in KARST and Tropical Climates (16 Hours)

    $225.99

    This course is offered in partnership with CERTI. 

    • This continuing education course deals with pressure driven entry of radon due to environmental factors found in structures constructed on karst or limestone formations as well as the effects very tight buildings within tropical regions.
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  • Basis for Promoting Radon Reduction in New Construction (16 Hours)

    $225.99

    This course is offered in partnership with CERTI. 

    • This program provides a comprehensive review of the “Why’s” and “How-To’s” of radon control techniques in new and existing homes.
    • These video based presentations were presented by the nation’s leading experts on radon health risk, mitigation techniques as well as legal aspects and social marketing
      strategies.
    • The completeness of this program delivered jointly by NEHA and the US EPA, makes it applicable to environmental…
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  • Conducting Radon Surveys in Schools and Large Buildings (16 Hours)

    $225.99

    This course is offered in partnership with CERTI. 

    • This course provides an in-depth discussion on conducting surveys in schools and large buildings and provides resources and tools in order to conduct surveys.
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  • Review of Entry Level Measurement (16 Hours)

    $225.99

    This course is offered in partnership with CERTI. 

    • A review of the entry level measurement course providing you with a great review of topics ranging from the physics of radon all the way through the different types of testing devices and some valuable business perspectives for radon professionals.
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  • Addressing Radon in Daycare Facilities, Schools and Large Buildings (16 Hours)

    $225.99

    This course is offered in partnership with CERTI. 

    • This course takes radon testing to the next logical step in developing a considered approach to addressing radon concerns that have been identified during a building survey.
    • Whether a survey involves a daycare facility, a school, or an administrative building, there is often a need, as dictated by the availability of resources versus the severity of the problem, to have a plan of attack.
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  • Radon Entry and Measurement in KARST and Tropical Climates (12 Hours)

    $155.99

    This course is offered in partnership with CERTI. 

    • This continuing education course deals with pressure driven entry of radon due to environmental factors found in structures constructed on karst or limestone formations as well as the effects of very tight buildings within tropical regions.
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  • Advanced Rn Measurements for Multi-Family and other Large Buildings (12 Hours)

    $155.99

    This course is offered in partnership with CERTI. 

    • With the expanding need for radon measurements in apartment buildings as is now required by HUD, students taking this course will learn about the different approaches for testing apartment buildings, as well as, the additional complexity involved with working with tenants as well as clients.
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  • Incorporation of Rn Control Techniques in New Construction (8 Hours)

    $110.99

    This course is offered in partnership with CERTI. 

    • Presenting a new course that covers technical aspects of radon measurement and mitigation for residential buildings as well as schools and commercial buildings.
    • It also encompasses techniques for fixing existing structures and design parameters for the incorporation of radon control systems during the construction of homes and large buildings.
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  • RRNC Practices – An Industry Discussion (8 Hours)

    $110.99

    This course is offered in partnership with CERTI. 

    • This course is comprised of two separate sessions recorded at the U.S. EPA, Region VIII’s Radon Stakeholder’s Meeting in Denver Colorado in April 2010.
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  • Health Perspectives in Promoting RRNC (8 Hours)

    $110.99

    This course is offered in partnership with CERTI. 

    • Highlights of Presentations given at the EPA Region 8 Stakeholders Meeting.
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  • RRNC Practices / Health Perspectives (8 Hours)

    $110.99

    This course is offered in partnership with CERTI. 

    • This course is comprised of sessions recorded at an. EPA, Region VIII’s Radon Stakeholder’s Meeting in April 2010.
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  • Design and Installation of Radon and Soil Gas Collection Systems (8 Hours)

    $110.99

    This course is offered in partnership with CERTI. 

    • This course provides an in-depth discussion in the design and installation of radon mitigation systems and soil gas collection systems in new building construction.
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  • Technical Review of Rn Meas and Mitig Techniques for Radon Professionals

    $110.99

    This course is offered in partnership with CERTI. 

    • Presenting a new course that covers technical aspects of radon measurement and mitigation for residential buildings as well as schools and commercial buildings.
    • It also encompasses techniques for fixing existing structures and design parameters for the incorporation of radon control systems during the construction of homes and large buildings.
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  • Interviews with Radon Experts (4 Hours)

    $55.99

    This course is offered in partnership with CERTI. 

    • This audio-based home study course provides you with an easy-to-use format of recorded phone interviews with respected experts in the field providing valuable information and insight to the radon industry.
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  • Radon Control Methods (4 Hours)

    $55.99

    This course is offered in partnership with CERTI. 

    • Video based course designed to familiarize building code officials and radon mitigation approaches and aspects of Appendix F of the building code as it applies to radon resistant new construction.
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  • Workbook for AARST/NRPP Advanced Multi-Family Measurement Listing (4 Hours)

    $55.99

    This course is offered in partnership with CERTI. 

    • This four hour course includes the Workbook (exam) for the AARST/NRPP Advanced Multi-Family Measurement Listing.
    • A prerequisite to this course is either C-12-103 – Advanced Radon Measurements OR C-16-106 – Conducting Radon Surveys in Schools and Large Buildings.
    • After completion of either of those courses and this Workbook Course you are eligible to apply for the Advanced Multi-Family Measurement Listing with NRPP.
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  • Addressing Radon Decay Products – Another Tool in the Tool Box (4 Hours)

    $55.99

    This course is offered in partnership with CERTI. 

    • It is well known the mechanism by which radon exposure increases the potential of lung cancer is alpha release from the short-lived decay products of radon and the amount of these decay products available for respiration can vary due to air circulation rates, particulate levels, etc.
    • This course explores from a practical standpoint how radon decay products are measured and how RDP reduction can enhance soil gas remediation by reducing radon risks to very low levels.
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  • Radon Response for Schools and Commercial Buildings (4 Hours)

    $55.99

    This course is offered in partnership with CERTI. 

    • This 4 hr CE course was a live webcast during the AARST 2020 Virtual International Radon Symposium.
    • The recorded session includes questions and answers from attendees.
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  • Application of HRV/ERV’s for Radon Reduction (4 Hours)

    $55.99

    This course is offered in partnership with CERTI. 

    • This 4 hr CE course was a LIVE WEBCAST during the AARST 2020 Virtual International Radon Symposium
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  • Becoming Proficient with Rad Elec E-PERM (4 Hours)

    $55.99

    This course is offered in partnership with CERTI.  A comprehensive program describing the proper use of Electret Ion Chambers as manufactured by Rad Elec.

    • The course consists of a video available online, a course manual describing key operational features of the EPERM system, as well as an opportunity to test your knowledge and skills in calculating results via online questions.
    • This course provides the required educational component of the Rad Elec Manufacturer Certification Program.
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  • Radon from a Physician’s Perspective (4 Hours)

    $55.99

    This course is offered in partnership with CERTI. 

    • This is a round table discussion by radon subject matter experts and Doctors of Osteopathy discussing the health effects of radon exposure and options for including advice and information to patients.
    • The format includes audio instruction over a PowerPoint Presentation.
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  • NRPP Measurement and Mitigation Exam Prep

    $35.99

    This course is offered in partnership with CERTI. 

    • We are pleased to present this new course that helps prepare students for the NRPP Measurement Certification Exams.
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  • NRPP Measurement Exam Prep

    $25.99

    This course is offered in partnership with CERTI. 

    • This new course is presented to help prepare students for the NRPP Measurement Certification Exams.
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    NASCLA General Building – Complete Exam Prep Package

    $1,912.34

    Purchase all your required materials for the NASCLA exam along with our online exam prep course in one bundle.

    Online Course Topics Include:

    • Highlighting Guides
    • Practice Exams
    • Math and Plans Analysis
    • Study Tips
    • Licensing Information
    • Instructor Support
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  • South Carolina Heating Contractor – Books Only Package

    As of this time we do not offer any courses for this exam. We do offer all the required books for this exam here in one complete package. Individual books can be found in our bookstore. Please be sure to check back in the future for possible course material, as we are always adding to our course catalog.

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  • State Licensed Contractor Application Processing

    South Carolina Application Processing

    $249.99

    @HomePrep Application Processing is here to ensure your application to become a state licensed contractor gets filled out correctly and promptly. We provide a professional service ensuring your privacy and comfort throughout the entire process. Following your purchase of the South Carolina Application Processing our AP Coordinator will contact you to discuss the next steps. If you have any questions please call us at 800-952-0910. We look forward to working with you.

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  • South Carolina Air Conditioning Exam Review

    $219.99

    Please note that the Commercial Business and Law Exam must be passed in addition to the trade exam. Two years of residential and/or commercial experience within the last 5 years is required to qualify to test. This course includes sample figures, questions, math and calculations, as well as a highlighting guide for the approved references. @HomePrep is a National Leader in online education. With over 100,000 satisfied students and a course catalog of over 1,000 classes, we are here to help you – Invest in Yourself.

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  • South Carolina Electrical Exam Review (Commercial)

    $219.99

    Please note that the Commercial Business and Law Exam must be passed in addition to the trade exam. A minimum of two years of residential and/or commercial experience within the last 5 years is required to qualify. This course includes highlighting guides, practice tests, theory, calculations, instructor support and test taking tips/strategies. Each time you take a practice test, the questions are randomly generated from our database. @HomePrep is a National Leader in online education. With over 100,000 satisfied students and a course catalog of over 1,000 clas…

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  • NASCLA General Building – Exam Prep Only

    $219.99

    Online Course Includes:

    • Highlighting Guides
    • Practice Exams
    • Math and Plans Analysis
    • Study Tips
    • Licensing Information
    • Instructor Support
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  • South Carolina Electrical Exam Review (Residential)

    $219.99

    Please note that the Commercial Business and Law Exam must be passed in addition to the trade exam. A minimum of two years of residential and/or commercial experience within the last 5 years is required to qualify. This course includes highlighting guides, practice tests, theory, calculations, instructor support and test taking tips/strategies. Each time you take a practice test, the questions are randomly generated from our database. @HomePrep is a National Leader in online education. With over 100,000 satisfied students and a course catalog of over 1,000 clas…

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  • South Carolina Packaged Equipment Exam Review

    $219.99

    Please note that the Commercial Business and Law Exam must be passed in addition to the trade exam. A minimum of two years of residential and/or commercial experience within the last 5 years is required to qualify. The course includes sample figures, questions, math and calculations, as well as a highlighting guide for the approved references. @HomePrep is a National Leader in online education. With over 100,000 satisfied students and a course catalog of over 1,000 classes, we are here to help you – Invest in Yourself.

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  • South Carolina Plumbing Exam Review

    $219.99

    The South Carolina Exam Review includes the following:

    • Highlighting Guides
    • Practice Exams
    • Math and Calculations
    • Study Tips
    • Licensing Information
    • Instructor Support

    *The Business and Law Exam must be passed to become a licensed contractor

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  • South Carolina Residential HVAC Exam Review

    $219.99

    Please note that the Residential Business and Law Exam must be passed in addition to the trade exam. Pre-approval is required before sitting for the exam and A minimum of one year of experience is required to qualify. The course includes sample figures, questions, math and calculations, as well as a highlighting guide for the approved references. @HomePrep is a National Leader in online education. With over 100,000 satisfied students and a course catalog of over 1,000 classes, we are here to help you – Invest in Yourself.??

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  • South Carolina Limited Building Contractor Exam Review – Course Bundle

    $199.99

    Please note that the Commercial Business and Law Exam must be passed in addition to the trade exam. You must have a minimum of 2 years of commercial experience within the last 5 years. This program takes you through each one of the reference books that the exam is based on showing you exactly what to highlight. After your highlighting is completed with each book, you have the option take an online practice test to reinforce concepts presented. Also, there is an extensive math and plans analysis portion. @HomePrep is a National Leader in online education. With o…

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  • South Carolina Residential Builder Exam Review – Course Bundle

    $199.99

    The South Carolina Residential Builder Exam Review Online includes:

    • Highlighting Guides
    • Practice Exams
    • Math and Plans Analysis
    • Study Tips
    • Licensing Information
    • Instructor Support

    *Includes Business and Law Practice Tests

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  • South Carolina Residential Plumber – IRC and IPC Practice Tests

    $189.98

    This license allows all plumbing work on residential structures consisting of sixteen units or less, and not exceeding 3-stories in height. Please note that the Residential Business and Law Exam must be passed in addition to the trade exam. Pre-approval is required before sitting for the exam and a minimum of one year of experience is required to qualify. Residential Plumbing Contractors are required to obtain a Surety Bond of at least $10,000, if the work is in excess of $5,000. @ HomePrep is a National Leader in online education. With over 100,000 satisfied s…

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  • South Carolina General Roofing

    $164.99

    Please note that the Business Management and Law Exam must be passed in addition to the trade exam. A minimum of 2 years experience is required to qualify. The program takes you through each one of the reference books that the exam is based on showing you exactly what to highlight. After your highlighting is completed with each book, you have the option take an online practice test to reinforce concepts presented. @HomePrep is a National Leader in online education. With over 100,000 satisfied students and a course catalog of over 1,000 classes, we are here to h…

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  • South Carolina Business and Law Practice Tests (Commercial and Residential)

    $115.99

    All Commercial and Mechanical Contractors except Fire Alarm and Burglar Alarm Contractors are required by the state to pass this exam in addition to their trade exam in order to obtain a license. We offer review for the South Carolina Business and Law exam through online practice tests. Our practice tests include over 245 questions and are designed to be the best and most efficient way to prepare you for your business and law examination. @HomePrep is a National Leader in online education. With over 100,000 satisfied students and a course catalog of over 1,000 …

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  • South Carolina Refrigeration Contractor – IMC Practice Tests

    $98.99

    This license allows the installation, replacement, alteration, and repair of refrigeration equipment and systems used for processing, storage, and display of food products and other perishable commodities and commercial, industrial, and manufacturing processes requiring refrigeration, excluding comfort air conditioning. @HomePrep is a National Leader in online education. With over 100,000 satisfied students and a course catalog of over 1,000 classes, we are here to help you – Invest in Yourself.

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Why Choose @HomePrep for Your Contractor Licensing?

We help general contractors and a wide variety of trades professionals who are looking to invest in themselves, advancing their careers, and drive their career forward. Our goal is to deliver to you the highest quality South Carolina contractors license courses at the lowest possible price.

Whether you are a general contractor, home builder, electrician, plumber, HVAC technician or another specialized trade professional, @HomePrep has the online courses and quality books you need to get your professional license and maintain continuing education.

This site offers 1000 courses and 115 State Board Accreditations, and we’ve served 110,000 students in 25 industries since 2014. We strive to provide the most inclusive and beneficial content to help our students advance in their field.

Below are some of the benefits & features of selecting our site for your training needs.

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Contractor License FAQs

How Do I Get A Contractors License In South Carolina?

The first step to obtain your contractor license in South Carolina is to determine the type of license you need. You must then pass two exams and go through the process established by the SC Contractors Licensing Board.  

Candidates are required to pass two examinations: business & law, and the trade.  Applications for commercial licensure can be obtained by calling 1-803-896-4686 and for residential licensure by calling 1-803-896-4696.  Examinations can be scheduled through PSI by calling 1-800-733-9267. Please select the license/examination that you are interested in.

By allowing @Home Prep to be the chosen provider for your South Carolina exam prep courses, continuing education credits and other courses, students know their training is approved at both state and industry level. 

Once you have passed the exam you will need to submit the following to the SC Licensing Board:

Where Can I Find Exam Prep Books?

We offer a wide range of exam prep books for the construction fields. Visit our bookstore to begin.

How Much Does It Cost?

South Carolina Residential Contractor licenses renew on July 1 of each even-numbered year.  

The licensing fee for the Residential Contractor license is $80 for 12 months or less. 

It is  $160 for 12 months or more. The licensing fee is due after passing the exam. The licensing fee for both General Contractor licenses is $350.

License Requirements

After obtaining your Contractor’s Licensing Board license, be aware that cities and/or counties in which you plan to work may require additional licensing and/or permitting. Each city/county has its own rules, regulations, and fees. If you are uncertain if a location is in the city or county, you can contact the local city/county to confirm which permit and/or license is needed.

Does A Handyman Need A License?

Per South Carolina state law, a general handyman does not need a license to perform basic repair and maintenance tasks for homeowners. However, one does need to register with the South Carolina Department of Labor, Licensing and Regulation. This allows you to work in carpentry, drywalling, floor covering, masonry, concrete, wallpaper, painting, sidings, insulation, and roofing.

Can I Get A Contractors License Without Experience?

According to South Carolina Labor Licensing Regulation,  all applicants must pass a technical exam (when required), a business management/law exam and be able to document 2 years of experience within the last 5 years for the classification(s) of work in which you are applying.

Do I Need A License?

South Carolina requires a general or mechanical contractors license for residential general work over $5,000. Residential specialty work over $200 also requires a state license.

How Long Does The Process Take?

As with most states, the average processing time for South Carolina General Contractors License applications is approximately 3-4 weeks. This is just an average and it can be more or less depending on a number of factors. Submitting completed paperwork is one way to ensure a faster turnaround time.

Reciprocal Agreements

South Carolina has General Contractor’s Exam waivers with Louisiana, Mississippi, North Carolina, Tennessee and Utah. South Carolina also has Residential Contractor’s reciprocal agreements with Alabama, North Carolina and Utah. However, all contractors are still required to take the SC Code of Laws Take Home Exam.

South Carolina Contacts

To apply for a contractor license, contact:
South Carolina Contractors Licensing Board
Post Office Box 11329
Columbia, SC 29211
1-803-896-4686 
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To apply for a residential license, contact:
South Carolina Residential Builders Commission
Post Office Box 11329
Columbia, SC 29211
1-803-896-4696
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To schedule your exam, contact:
PSI
3210 East Tropicana
Las Vegas, NV 89121
1-800-733-9267
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