General Contractor License SC (Unlimited, NASCLA)

Personal NASCLA Exam Prep for your General Contractor License in South Carolina

Paul Calvo School is the place to come when you want hands-on, personalized help passing the SC General Contractor License exam. Paul has decades of experience in construction and knows exactly what and how to teach to help you pass the NASCLA exam on your first try.

The National Association of State Contractors Licensing Agencies, or NASCLA, is a group of state agencies that regulate the construction industry and contractors. The NASCLA License is designed for contractors who require a license in multiple states. It is recognized  for both commercial and residential construction in the state of South Carolina. Other states accepting the NASCLA license for commercial contractors are: Alabama, Arizona, Arkansas, Florida, Georgia, Louisiana, Mississippi, Nevada, North Carolina, Oregon, Tennessee, Utah, Virginia, West Virginia, as well as the Virgin Islands.

Before obtaining your General Contractor license in South Carolina, you’ll also need to pass the Business Management and Law for contractors exam. We include the material for that exam during this one day exam prep course.

Before taking our NASCLA Exam Prep course you’ll need to purchase and receive your books (listed below).  After registration you’ll receive an email with a link to download the highlighting guide. All candidates need to have their highlighted books with them on the day of the class.

If you’re looking for NASCLA Exam Prep in a live classroom setting, with the ability to ask questions and get personalized help, you’re in the right place. We’re so sure you’ll pass your exam after our class, we’ll let you take it again for free if you don’t. Below is a little bit of information about the NASCLA License and what it covers.

This License covers 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.

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 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. General Requirements (25 items)
  2. Site Construction (15 items)
  3. Concrete (6 items)
  4. Masonry (4 items)
  5. Metals (6 items)
  6. Wood (5 items)
  7. Thermal Moisture Protection (5 items)
  8. Doors, Windows, and Glazing (4 items)
  9. Finishes (5 items)
  10. Mechanical and Plumbing Systems (6 items)
  11. Electrical Systems (3 items)
  12. Procurement and Contracting Requirements (31 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 SC (Unlimited, NASCLA) exam prep classes in South Carolina

This one day exam prep seminar will prepare you for the Unlimited 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