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South Carolina Water and Sewer Plants

Please note that the South Carolina Business and Law exam as well as the South Carolina Water and Sewer Plants 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 $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.

The South Carolina Water and Sewer Plants license covers all classifications and subclassifications necessary for the construction of water treatment and wastewater treatment facilities.

However, if a project includes work to be performed under any of these license subclassifications, the licensee must either have a license to perform this work or use a contractor licensed in the appropriate license classification or subclassification to perform the work: Bridges, Railroad Lines, Specialty Roofing, and Mechanical work.

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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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Additional Services

Please note that the South Carolina Business and Law exam as well as the South Carolina Water and Sewer Plants 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 $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.

The South Carolina Water and Sewer Plants license covers all classifications and subclassifications necessary for the construction of water treatment and wastewater treatment facilities.

However, if a project includes work to be performed under any of these license subclassifications, the licensee must either have a license to perform this work or use a contractor licensed in the appropriate license classification or subclassification to perform the work: Bridges, Railroad Lines, Specialty Roofing, and Mechanical work.

  •  The first step in the licensing process is to pass the exams
  • A completed application will 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. 

South Carolina currently has a reciprocity agreement with Louisiana and North Carolina for this license.

There are currently no continuing education requirements for this license.

  • The South Carolina Water and Sewer Plants exam is administered by PSI.
  • The fee for the exam is $75 and in order to pass you must answer 35 questions correctly.
  • The Water and Sewer Plants exam is an open-book exam with 50 questions to complete in 3 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 safety-code of Federal regulations; general plant construction; concrete; concrete-reinforcing steel; excavating and grading; miscellaneous engineering-design elevations.

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

We offer the approved reference materials for the South Carolina Water and Sewer Plants examination. We also offer preparation for the Commercial Business Law Exam which is necessary to obtain this license. Please contact us at 1-800-992-1910 for additional information.