South Carolina Department of Labor Licensing and Regulation - Contractors Licensing Board


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Contact Information

Physical address:
110 Centerview Dr.
Columbia, South Carolina 29210

Phone: 803-896-4686

Web: Home Name search
Email: contact.clb@llr.sc.gov

Licenses

We track the following licenses with the South Carolina Department of Labor Licensing and Regulation - Contractors Licensing Board in order to provide compliance services to our clients. As a client, you see this and other reference data in License Manager in-line with your licenses.

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South Carolina Fire Sprinkler Contractor License

Agency:South Carolina Department of Labor Licensing and Regulation - Contractors Licensing Board

Initial Registration

Form:

South Carolina Fire Sprinkler Contractor License

Agency Fee:

$200

Registration Renewal

Filing Method:

Online

Agency Fee:

$200

Due:

By July 31 of even-numbered years.

South Carolina General Contractor License

Agency:South Carolina Department of Labor Licensing and Regulation - Contractors Licensing Board
Financial Requirements:

  • General contractors must meet a net worth requirement or submit a surety bond.
  • Net worth requirements vary by group numbers and are as follows: Group 1: $10,000; Group 2: $40,000; Group 3: $100,000; Group 4: $175,000; Group 5: $250,000.
  • For proof of meeting the net worth requirement, contractors in groups 1 or 2 must submit a self-prepared, notarized balance sheet; contractors in groups 3 or 4 must submit a financial statement reviewed on a GAAP basis; and contractors in group 5 must submit a financial statement audited on a GAAP basis.
Bond Requirements:

General contractors must submit a surety bond or meet a net worth requirement. Bond amounts vary by group numbers and are as follows: Group 1: $20,000; Group 2: $80,000; Group 3: $200,000; Group 4: $350,000; Group 5: $500,000.

Notes:

General contractor licenses are issued in 5 different group numbers: Group 1 contractors are eligible to work on projects costing $50,000 or less; Group 2 contractors are eligible for projects costing up to $200,000; Group 3 contractors are eligible for projects costing up to $500,000; Group 4 contractors are eligible for projects costing up to $1,500,000; and Group 5 contractors are eligible for projects of any cost.

Initial Registration

Form:

Document #165: General and Mechanical Contractor's License - Initial Application

Agency Fee:

$350 if applying during the first year of the biennial license period and $175 if applying during the second half of the biennial license period.

Notarize:Required
How to Apply:

Domestic Applicants:

  1. Register your business with the South Carolina Secretary of State 
  2. Appoint an individual to take and pass the PSI Exam/NASCLA Exam 
  3. Appoint an individual to pass the South Carolina Business Management and Law for Commercial Contractors Exam  
  4. Prepare a Financial Statement 

 

Foreign Applicants:

  1. Foreign qualify your business with the South Carolina Secretary of State
  2. Appoint an individual to take and pass the PSI Exam/NASCLA Exam 
  3. Ensure you have a license in good standing in the jurisdiction that administered the reciprocating exam if applying for a waiver/reciprocity
  4. Appoint an individual to pass the South Carolina Business Management and Law for Commercial Contractors Exam  
  5. Prepare a Financial Statement 
Required Attachments:
  • Financial document: you must choose to submit either a financial statement or a surety bond for your selected Group Limitation. 
  • PSI Technical Exam pass report 
  • NASCLA Exam Transcript 
  • Waiver/Reciprocity: submit an Exam Waiver of License Verification from a state that South Carolina has an agreement with (listed on application). 

Registration Renewal

Filing Method:

Online

Agency Fee:

$135

Due:

By October 31 of even-numbered years.

Notes:

Licensees in groups 1-4 must fill out the balance sheet attached to the renewal application, and licensees in group 5 must submit a CPA-reviewed or audited financial statement.

Amendment
Change of Qualifying Party

Form:

Form 180: Revision Application for General and Mechanical Contractors

Filing Method:

Mail, fax, or email to CONTACT.CLB@LLR.SC.GOV

Agency Fee:

$0

Due:

When a primary qualifying party ceases to serve as the primary qualifying party for a licensee, the licensee and the primary qualifying party must notify the department in writing within 15 days of the disassociation. The licensee then has 90 days to appoint a new qualifier.

Law:

SC Code § 40-11-230 

Notarize:Required
Notes:

To remove a qualifying party, submit the Revision Application Form listing the qualifying party's name, social security number and the date he/she left the company.

Required Attachments:
  • A copy of the new qualifier's Social Security card
  • A copy of a valid government issued ID for the new qualifier.
  • PSI sheets (if applying via exam) or state verification form (if applying via waiver)

South Carolina Mechanical Contractor License

Agency:South Carolina Department of Labor Licensing and Regulation - Contractors Licensing Board
Financial Requirements:

  • Mechanical contractors must meet a net worth requirement or submit a surety bond.
  • Net worth requirements vary by group numbers and are as follows: Group 1: $3,500; Group 2: $10,000; Group 3: $20,000; Group 4: $40,000; Group 5: $200,000.
  • For proof of meeting the net worth requirement, contractors in groups 1 or 2 must submit a self-prepared, notarized balance sheet; contractors in groups 3 or 4 must submit a financial statement reviewed on a GAAP basis; and contractors in group 5 must submit a financial statement audited on a GAAP basis.
Bond Requirements:

Mechanical contractors must submit a surety bond or meet a net worth requirement. Bond amounts vary by group numbers and are as follows: Group 1: $7,000; Group 2: $20,000; Group 3: $40,000; Group 4: $80,000; Group 5: $400,000.

Notes:

Mechanical contractor licenses are issued in 5 different group numbers: Group 1 contractors are eligible to work on projects costing $17,500 or less; Group 2 contractors are eligible for projects costing up to $50,000; Group 3 contractors are eligible for projects costing up to $100,000; Group 4 contractors are eligible for projects costing up to $200,000; and Group 5 contractors are eligible for projects of any cost.

Initial Registration

Form:

Document #165: General and Mechanical Contractor's License - Initial Application

Agency Fee:

$350 if applying during the first year of the biennial license period and $175 if applying during the second half of the biennial license period.

Registration Renewal

Filing Method:

Online

Agency Fee:

$135

Due:

By October 31 of odd-numbered years.

Notes:

Licensees in groups 1-4 must fill out the balance sheet attached to the renewal application, and licensees in group 5 must submit a CPA-reviewed or audited financial statement.

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