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General Contractor License SC (Unlimited, NASCLA)

Building Classification: Unlimited (Groups 4 & 5)

The General Contractor License SC (Unlimited, NASCLA) 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. The financial requirements for this general contractors’ license are Group 4, limited to $1,500,000 per contract and Group 5, unlimited.

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.

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Course Length: 8 Hours

General Contractor License SC Examination Content Outline

There are 115 questions in this examination. You will need to answer 81 questions correctly in order to pass. You are allowed 5  hours to complete this examination.

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

  1. Planning and Estimating (21 items)
  2. Financial and Project Management (21 items)
  3. Safety (19 items)
  4. Site Construction (15 items)
  5. Concrete (8 items)
  6. Masonry (3 items)
  7. Metals (5 items)
  8. Wood Foundations and Framing (5 items)
  9. Thermal Moisture Protection (4 items)
  10. Doors, Windows, and Glazing (5 items)
  11. Finishes (7 items)
  12. Specialty Equipment and Conveyance Systems (2 items)

Reference Books [Click Here to Purchase Books]

  • The Guide to Good Practice for Handling, Installing, Restraining, and Bracing of Metal Plate Connected Wood Trusses
  • Construction Jobsite Management 4th edition
  • NASCLA Contractor’s Guide to Business, Law and Project Management 7th edition
  • Erector’s Manual – Standards and Guidelines for the Erection of Pre Cast Concrete Products
  • Training and Certification of Field Personnel for Un-bonded Post-Tensioning
  • Construction Project Management, 4th edition
  • SDI – Manual of Construction with Steel Deck
  • Pipe and Excavation Contracting
  • Gypsum Construction Handbook 7th edition
  • Placing Reinforcing Bars, Recommended Practices 9th edition
  • Handling and Erection of Steel Joists and Joist Girders
  • Modern Masonry: Brick, Block, Stone 8th edition
  • Principles and Practices of Commercial Construction
  • Code of Federal Regulations 2016 or latest edition (OSHA)
  • Carpentry and Building Construction 2016 edition
  • ANSI Accessible and Usable Buildings and Facilities
  • Roofing Construction and Estimating
  • The Contractor’s Guide to Quality Concrete Construction 3rd edition
  • Green Building Fundamentals 2011 2nd edition
  • International Building Code, 2015 edition
  • ACI 318-14, 2014

Upcoming General Contractor License SC (Unlimited, NASCLA) exam prep classes in South Carolina

Event Phone: 803-917-1193

Unlimited General Contractor (NASCLA) Building Classification: Unlimited (Groups 4 & 5) “General Contractors – Building” which includes commercial, industrial, modular, and all other building construction, including residential structures. This license classification includes all work under the subclassifications of Wood Frame Structures-Class II, Interior Renovation, Masonry, Pre-engineered Metal buildings, General Roofing, and Structural Shapes. (more…)

  • December 11, 2018
    9:00 am - 5:00 pm

Event Phone: 803-917-1193

Unlimited General Contractor (NASCLA) Building Classification: Unlimited (Groups 4 & 5) “General Contractors – Building” which includes commercial, industrial, modular, and all other building construction, including residential structures. This license classification includes all work under the subclassifications of Wood Frame Structures-Class II, Interior Renovation, Masonry, Pre-engineered Metal buildings, General Roofing, and Structural Shapes. (more…)

  • December 12, 2018
    9:00 am - 5:00 pm