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Electrical Contractor Licensing in South Carolina

Electrical Contractors who want to work in a residential setting in the State of South Carolina are required to hold a license from the Department of Labor, Licensing and Regulation.  Licenses are issued by the Department’s Residential Builders Commission.

As part of the licensing process, the Commission requires that contractors meet a minimum number of years of work experience, submit an application and pass a qualifying exam.

License Classifications for Electrical Contractors in South Carolina

The South Carolina Residential Builder’s Commission offers (more…)

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Reciprocal General Contractor Licensing in South Carolina

The State of South Carolina holds reciprocity agreements for General Contractors licensed in the following states:

  • North Carolina
  • Louisiana
  • Mississippi
  • Tennessee
  • Utah

Reciprocity allows General Contractors licensed in one of the above states to obtain a license to work on construction projects in the State of South Carolina without having to (more…)

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General Contractor Licensing in South Carolina

The State of South Carolina regulates their construction industry by requiring any contractor performing work on a project worth $30,000 or more to hold a license.  The South Carolina Department of Labor, Licensing and Regulations Contractor’s Licensing Board is responsible for reviewing applications and issuing licenses.  In order to become a licensed general contractor in the State of South Carolina, applicants are required to submit an application and pass a qualifying exam.

*The Department encourages anyone applying for or renewing their general contractor’s license to use online services whenever possible.  As of May, 2011, there is a $25 fee for any contractor using “in person” services to apply for or renew their license.
*In some cases the examination may be waivered, depending on the contractor’s situation.  For more information, please visit:

http://www.llr.state.sc.us/pol/contractors/index.asp?file=CLB%20How%20to%20apply.htm

License Classifications and Groups in South Carolina

South Carolina offers two different license classifications for general contractors.  There are also many different sub-classifications, depending on the contractor’s area of expertise, such as masonry or roofing.  The two main classifications include: (more…)