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Pursuing a career in the Construction field? Study at home for your South Carolina Construction license exam with our fully online, user-friendly, and self-paced course.

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    NASCLA General Building – Complete Exam Prep Package

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    • Practice Exams
    • Math and Plans Analysis
    • Study Tips
    • Licensing Information
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    South Carolina Application Processing

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    @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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Requirements To Complete

About This License

This license allows someone to complete commercial or residential projects, modular, industrial, institutional, as well as all other types of building construction. Remodeling and new construction are allowed as well as the ancillary work and grading for the structure. It includes all work allowed under the sub-classifications of Wood Frame Structures-Class 2, Interior Renovation, Masonry, Pre-Engineered Metal Buildings, General Roofing, and Structural Shapes. It does NOT include Swimming Pools, Bridges, Boring and Tunneling, Water and Sewer Lines, Pipe Lines, Railroad Lines, Specialty Roofing, Marine, Water and Sewer Plants, and Asphalt Paving.

Requirements to Obtaining Your License

  • Please note that the Commercial Business and Law Exam must be passed in addition to the trade exam.
  • As of 11-1-2016, pre-approval from NASCLA is required to sit for the examination. This is done by submitting a completed application.
  • A minimum of 2 years of commercial experience within the last 5 years.

Applying For Your License

All applicants will be required to submit a credit report with their application. The licensing fee is $350.

Licensing Board for Contractors
Post Office Box 11329
Columbia, SC 29211
(803) 896-4686

Exam Details

  • 81% is required to pass.
  • Topics on the exam include estimating, bidding and preconstruction service; project management; project construction; project closeout; business and financial management.
  • The fee for the exam is $106.
  • To schedule your exam, you must first obtain pre-approval from NASCLA. Then, contact PSI at 1-800-733-9267.

Books and References for the Exam

The following references are permitted to be taken into the examination. These references may be tabbed (with a permanent index tab) and highlighted. They are available for purchase from our online contractor’s bookstore or by calling our office at 1-800-952-0910.

  • 2018 International Building Code
  • ANSI Accessible and Usable Buildings and Facilities
  • Carpentry and Building Construction
  • Construction Jobsite Management
  • Construction Project Management
  • Contractors Guide to Business and Project Management
  • Contractor's Guide to Quality Concrete Construction
  • Erector's Manual, Erection of Precast Concrete
  • Green Building Fundamentals
  • Guide to Handling, Installing, and Bracing Wood Trusses
  • Gypsum Construction Handbook
  • Handling and Erection of Steel Joist and Joist Girders
  • Manual of Construction with Steel Deck
  • Modern Masonry
  • OSHA Part 1926
  • Pipe and Excavation Contracting
  • Placing Reinforcing Bars
  • Principles and Practices of Commercial Construction
  • Roofing Construction and Estimating
  • Training and Certification for Unbonded Post-Tensioning
  • ACI 318-14
  • ANSI/EIMA 99-A-2017: Standard for Exterior Insulation and Finish Systems (EIFS) and EIFS with Drainage
  • Developing Your Stormwater Pollution Prevention Plan – A Guide for Construction Sites

Exam Review Education

We offer review for the NASCLA Contractor Exam through a home study/ online course format. 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. Also, there is an extensive math and plans analysis portion.

Online Training Price: $199.99

Continuing Education

There are no requirements for continuing education as of this time.

Reciprocity Agreement

Agreement with Alabama, Arkansas, Georgia, Louisiana, Mississippi, Nevada, North Carolina, Oregon, Tennessee, Utah, Virginia, and West Virginia.

How It Works

1

Obtain pre-approval from the state (if applicable).

2

Purchase Exam Prep materials.

3

Schedule and pass your state exams.

4

Submit to the state your application, licensing fee, and proof of insurance.