General Contractor License for SC (Limited)

The General Contractor License for SC (Limited) includes financial requirements in Groups 1, 2, & 3

The Limited General Contractor License for SC includes 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 Structures-Class II, Interior Renovation, Masonry, Pre-engineered Metal Buildings, General Roofing, and Structural Shapes. License is limited to 3 stories in height and $500,000 per contract.

Licensees under this classification may perform ancillary work, including grading, associated with the building or structure which the licensee has been engaged to construct.

However, if a project includes work performed under a Mechanical Contractor subclassification or any of these license subclassifications, the licensee must have a license for this work or use a specialty contractor licensed in the appropriate license classification or subclassification to perform the work: Swimming Pools, Bridges, Boring and Tunneling, Water and Sewer Lines, Pipe Lines, Railroad Lines, Specialty Roofing, Marine, Water and Sewer Plants, and Asphalt Paving.

Download the Commercial Contractor Candidate Information Bulletin, and find out more about exam fees and create an account with PSI.

Course Length: 8  Hours

General Contractor License (Limited) Exam Content Outline

There are 80 questions in this examination. You will need to answer 56 questions correctly in order to pass. You are allowed 4 hours to complete this examination.

Note:  All limited building contractor candidates are required to pass the Business Management and Law for contractors examination and the Limited building contractor examination. The material to prepare you for that is included in this class.

  1. Sitework (7 items)
  2. Concrete (10 items)
  3. Masonry (10 items)
  4. Metals (10 items)
  5. Carpentry (12 items)
  6. Thermal and Moisture Protection (9 items)
  7. Doors and Windows (2 items)
  8. Finishes (2 items)
  9. Safety (5 items)
  10. General Code, Plan reading and estimating (13 items)

Reference Books: [Click Here to Purchase Books]

  • Please refer to the Contractor Book Warehouse (linked above) for all needed reference books.

Upcoming General Contractor License exam prep classes in South Carolina

This one day exam prep seminar will prepare you for the Limited General Contractor License. We will send a highlighting guide for you to highlight your books before coming to class. Please bring to class:  a few extra highlighters, a red ink pen, a notepad, post-it tabs for marking pages, and a simple calculator. For (more…)

  • October 13, 2021
    9:00 am - 5:00 pm
  • November 3, 2021
    9:00 am - 5:00 pm
  • December 1, 2021
    9:00 am - 5:00 pm