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South Carolina Limited Building Contractor

The 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.

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Required Books 

The references listed below are permitted to be taken into the examination. These references may be tabbed (with permanent index tabs) and highlighted. They are available for purchase from our online contractor’s bookstore or by calling our office at 1-800-992-1910.

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  • Please note that the South Carolina Business and Law exam as well as the South Carolina General Contractor Limited exam is required to be passed to obtain your contractors license.

    Financial requirements:

    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 $35,000 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 and reviewed by a CPA showing a net worth of at least $100,000.

    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.

The 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.

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.

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

South Carolina currently has a reciprocity agreement with Louisiana, Mississippi, North Carolina, Tennessee, and Utah for this license.

There are currently no continuing education requirements for this license.

  • The South Carolina General Contractor Limited exam is administered by PSI.
  • The fee for the exam is $75 and in order to pass you must answer 56 correctly.
  • The General Contractor Limited exam is an open-book exam with 80 questions to complete in 4 hours.
  • The trade exam may only be taken twice in a 12-month period, and thereafter only once in six months.

    Topics on the exam include sitework; concrete; masonry; metals; carpentry; thermal and moisture protection; doors and windows; finishes; safety; general code, plan reading and estimating.

  • To schedule your exam contact PSI at 1-800-733-9267.

American Contractors currently does not offer a seminar for the South Carolina General Contractor Limited examination. We do offer preparation for the Commercial Business Law Exam which is necessary to obtain this license as well as all the exam references. Please contact us at 1-800-992-1910 for additional information.