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South Carolina GC Unlimited with Business and Law – NASCLA Accredited

South Carolina Business and Law exam is also required to be passed to obtain your contractor’s license. Building Construction (Commercial)- NASCLA ACCREDITED contractors must submit verification of 2 years of Full-Time experience within the last 5 years and a financial statement with the completed application.   Financial Limits are based on the Company’s net worth.  There is no mandated bond or insurance requirements at this time. 


The first step in the licensing process is to gain approval for the exams. A completed application should be submitted to the state licensing board with documentation of your experience & financial information.


To apply, contact the South Carolina Contractors Licensing Board at (803) 896-4686. The licensing fee for all commercial licenses is $350.




    The Building Construction (Commercial) – NASCLA Accredited contractor will include commercial, industrial, institutional, modular, and all other types of building construction, including residential structures. This license classification includes all work under the sub-classifications of Wood Frame Stuctures-Class II, Interior Renovation, Masonry, Pre-engineered Metal Buildings, General Roofing, and Structural Shapes. Licensees under this classification may perform ancillary work, including grading, associated with the building or structure which the licensee has engaged to construct.

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    South Carolina Business and Law exam is also required to be passed to obtain your contractor’s license. Building Construction (Commercial)- NASCLA ACCREDITED contractors must submit verification of 2 years of Full-Time experience within the last 5 years and a financial statement with the completed application.   Financial Limits are based on the Company's net worth.  There is no mandated bond or insurance requirements at this time. 

    The first step in the licensing process is to gain approval for the exams. A completed application should be submitted to the state licensing board with documentation of your experience & financial information.

    To apply, contact the South Carolina Contractors Licensing Board at (803) 896-4686. The licensing fee for all commercial licenses is $350.

      The Building Construction (Commercial) - NASCLA Accredited contractor will include commercial, industrial, institutional, modular, and all other types of building construction, including residential structures. This license classification includes all work under the sub-classifications of Wood Frame Stuctures-Class II, Interior Renovation, Masonry, Pre-engineered Metal Buildings, General Roofing, and Structural Shapes. Licensees under this classification may perform ancillary work, including grading, associated with the building or structure which the licensee has engaged to construct.

      The 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.

      To apply, contact the South Carolina Contractors Licensing Board at (803) 896-4686. The licensing fee for all commercial licenses is $350.

      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 50,000 or less, applicants must submit a self-prepared financial statement showing a net worth of at least $10,000.
      • Group 2 – Allows for jobs of $200,000 or less, applicants must submit a self-prepared financial statement showing a net worth of at least $40,000.
      • Group 3 – Allows for jobs of $500,000 or less, applicants must submit a financial statement that has been compiled or reviewed by a CPA showing a net worth of at least $100,000.
      • Group 4 – Allows for jobs of $1,500,000 or less, applicants must submit a financial statement that has been compiled or reviewed by a CPA showing a net worth of at least $175,000.
      • 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 $250,000.

         Experience required:

      • 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.

      Important Contacts

      To apply for a Contractors license, contact:

      Licensing Board for Contractors
      Post Office Box 11329
      Columbia, SC 29211
      (803)896-4686
      To apply for a Residential Builders license, contact:

      Residential Builders Commission
      Post Office Box 11329
      Columbia, SC 29211
      (803)896-4696
      South Carolina exams are given by:

      PSI Licensure: Certification
      ATTN: Examination Registration SC
      3210 E Tropicana
      Las Vegas, NV 89121
      (800) 733-9267 phone
      702.932.2666 fax

      NASCLA Accredited license is accepted in the following states: Alabama, Arkansas, Georgia, Louisiana, Mississippi, North Carolina, Oregon, South Carolina, Tennessee, Utah, Virginia & the Virgin Islands.

      Additionally, West Virginia will accept the NASCLA exam scores for the West Virginia General Contractor, provided the NASCLA exam was passed after 11/1/2013. 

      Nevada is also accepting the NASCLA exam scores if the exam was passed after 12/1/2013. This is for the same classification.

      As of August 1, 2017, Arizona began accepting this examination in lieu trade examinations for the B-1 and B-2 General Commercial Contracting Classifications. As of November 21, 2017 Arizona also began administering the NASCLA exam.

      The NASCLA-Accredited Examination Program was designed to assist contractors who need to be licensed in multiple jurisdictions. Contractors who take the accredited examination can access NASCLA’s examination database (NED) and request that their results be sent to other jurisdictions that accept the examination, thereby reducing redundant licensing requirements.

      There are currently no continuing education requirements for this license.

      PSI administers the exam.  PSI is a NASCLA approved exam provider, therefore, this is a NASCLA Accredited Exam. Effective 11/1/2016 all candidates who are interested in sitting for the NASCLA Accredited Examination for Commercial General Building Contractors must be pre-approved by the National Association of State Contractors Licensing Agencies or the State administering the exam. 

      The fee for the exam is $106.
    •  Exam has 115 questions and a time limit of 300 minutes.
    • Must get at least 81 questions correct to pass.
    • EXAM CONTENT

      1.       Planning and Estimating (21)

      2.       Financial and Project Management (21)

      3.       Safety (19)

      4.       Site Construction (15)

      5.       Concrete (8)

      6.       Masonry (3)

      7.       Metals (5)

      8.       Wood Foundations and Framing (5)

      9.       Thermal Moisture Protection (4)

      10.   Doors, Windows, and Glazing (5)

      11.   Finishes (7)

      12.   Specialty Equipment and Conveyance Systems (2)

    • American Contractors offers a 2 day seminar for the NASCLA Accredited Contractor exam which includes Business and Law. Seminars are from 8:00 pm to 5:00 pm on both days.  American Contractors has been holding Seminars to help contractors pass their exam for over 22 years. Sign up today for the NASCLA Accredited Exam Preparation Seminar!