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SC Residential Contractors License

SC Residential Contractors License

The Residential Contractors license (also referred to as Residential Builders license) includes construction, repair, and improvements of any residential structure that is less than 3 floors tall and has no more than 16 units in a single building.

Requirements

Certificates of Registration

(A) All residential builders must be licensed, and all residential specialty contractors must be registered, by the commission for a period established by the commission in regulation. Licensees and registrants must pay an annual fee established by the department and based upon the department’s costs in carrying out the provisions of this chapter.

Application

(B) An applicant for a license or certificate shall file with the commission a written application on a form as may be prescribed by the commission. The application must be accompanied by the payment of all applicable fees required by the commission. A prerequisite for taking the examination for a residential builder’s license is a minimum of one year of actual experience under the supervision of a licensed residential builder, or other appropriately licensed professional who is engaged in residential building construction involving the trades or crafts for which the license is desired, or other education or experience or a combination of these as may be approved by the commission.

Qualifications

The commission, in examining an applicant, may consider the following qualifications of the applicant:

(1) experience;
(2) ability;
(3) character;
(4) financial condition;
(5) equipment;
(6) workers’ compensation insurance;  and
(7) other pertinent information the commission may require.

Bonds

(C) The commission shall issue a residential builder’s license if, as a result of examination, the commission finds that the applicant is qualified to engage in residential building in South Carolina, and the applicant submits an executed bond in the form and with a surety approved by the commission in the sum of not less than fifteen thousand dollars or proof of financial responsibility acceptable to the commission.

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Course Length: 8 hours

SC Residential Contractors License Exam Content Outline

There are 110 questions on the SC Residential Builder Exam. You will need to score a 70% (answer 77 questions correctly), in to pass. You are allowed 6 hours (360 minutes), to complete the exam. This SC Residential Builder exam is limited to construction, remodeling, repair or improvement of one-, two-, or multifamily residences not more than three stories high, and/or 16 units in any single apartment building.

  1. General Building Construction (74 items)
  2. Residential Electrical (12 Items)
  3. Residential HVAC (12 Items)
  4. Residential Plumbing (12 Items)

Reference Books [Click Here to Purchase Books]

  • International Mechanical Code
  • International Plumbing Code
  • International Residential Code for One- and Two-Family Dwellings
  • 29 CFR Part 1926 Selections
  • Carpentry and Building Construction
  • NFPA 70 – National Electrical Code
  • Principles of Home Inspection: Systems and Standards
  • Residential Oil Burners
  • Residential Builders Guide to Business, Law and Project Management – South Carolina
  • Modern Refrigeration and Air Conditioning
  • Ugly’s Electrical References

Upcoming SC Residential Contractors License exam prep classes in South Carolina

Event Phone: 803-917-1193

This one day exam prep seminar should prepare you for the open book SC Residential technical & Business law portions of the exams. After you have gotten the required text books we will send via e-mail a highlighting guide for each book; whereby you will be familiar with materials discussed in the seminar.   View (more…)

  • December 4, 2018
    9:00 am - 5:00 pm

Event Phone: 803-917-1193

This one day exam prep seminar should prepare you for the open book SC Residential technical & Business law portions of the exams. After you have gotten the required text books we will send via e-mail a highlighting guide for each book; whereby you will be familiar with materials discussed in the seminar.   View (more…)

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