South Carolina (Residential) Business Law Contractor Exam Prep Course - Contractors Institute

South Carolina (Residential) Business Law Contractor Exam Prep Course

  • Starting at $ 249.00

South Carolina (Residential) - Business, Law and Project Management Exam Prep Course

Online Pre-Recorded Course $249 / Live-in Class or Webinar $349

Exam Prep Class:

This class will prepare you to take the South Carolina Residential Business, Law and Project Management Exam.  We cover all the material that you can bring into the exam. We review all the areas of the test that you are expected to be familiar with and we tab and highlight the areas of the manuals so that you can find the material in the books quickly and efficiently in the exam. We coach you on the logic for how to navigate the test, how to review the questions, quickly recognize the book to reference and how to hone in on the section to validate the right answers. (There is a logic to how to properly manage the test.)

This prep course is available in three options: Pre-Recorded, Live In-Class, and Live Webinar.

The online pre-recorded content is also included with the purchase of any live course to serve as a follow-up study material. Pre-Recorded content includes highlighting instructions and practice exam questions for each book.

Pre-Recorded classes are available to you immediately upon purchase and can be completed at your own time and pace. 

Live Classes are a one-day intensive prep course, held on:

Tuesdays 3:00 - 6:30 pm  

You can register online or call us at 804-556-5518

Books and Study Material:

In addition to the workbook and Sample Question and Answer practice test and Tabs for each book that we produce and supply, the following books are used in preparation for the open book test:

You will need to order the South Carolina Business, Law and Project Management for Residential Contractors, 7th Edition.

The following reference material is allowed for the South Carolina Business, Law and Project Management exam:

  • NASCLA Contractors Guide to Business, Law and Project Management – for Residential Contractors, 7th Edition

 You Can Purchase the Book Here: South Carolina Business, Law and Project Management for Residential Contractors 7th Edition.

You can purchase the tabs here: South Carolina Residential Business Law Tabs

Contractor License Requirements:

To apply for your Contractors License in South Carolina you must do the following:


  1. You are required to pass the both the technical exam for the designation you are applying for as well as the South Carolina Business, Law and Project Management exam - there is one book for Residential Contractors and one for Commercial Contractors.
  2. Fill out the General & Mechanical Contractor’s License Application this link and attached 8 page document provides all the required information: South Carolina Application Information and Forms
  3. Submit a financial statement; refer to the link above to determine the correct format for submitting your financial information.
  4. Along with the application and financial statement include the appropriate fee as listed on the application form.
  5. Outline your work experience: Submit 2 years of HANDS-ON "in the field" work experience within the past 5 years as a full-time employee in the field you are requesting. Only commercial work experience is accepted, except for the Interior Renovation classification that can be commercial and/or residential experience. If you are in a supervisory position, submit hands-on work you supervise employees doing in the field you are applying.

Exam and Application:

You have 120 minutes to complete the exam, there are 50 questions and you are required to answer 35 correctly to pass the exam. The Subject Area for the exam covers:

  • Business Management –2 questions
  • Estimating and Bidding – 10 questions
  • Contracts and Agreements – 12 questions
  • Project Management – 5 questions
  • Insurance and Bonding – 2 questions
  • Safety, Recordkeeping and Reporting – 1 question
  • Labor Laws and Employment Regulations – 3 questions
  • Financial Management – 6 questions
  • Tax Laws – 3 questions
  • Liens – 3 questions
  • Environmental Laws and Regulations – 3 questions

 Want to know more about the exam?  Please click here for the PSI Candidate Information Bulletin


Additional Courses: 

The South Carolina Business, Law and Project Management exam is required by the South Carolina Board for Contractors, there is a Residential Business book and a Commercial Business book for all Commercial licenses and the specialty exams.

The South Carolina Unlimited (NASCLA Accredited Commercial Contractor License)  offers a unique benefit. In addition to qualifying you as a Commercial General Building Contractor in the state of South Carolina, you also qualify with this examination to participate in Commercial General Building contracting in 13 states, one US territory and in addition to 15 boards for contractors with South Carolina having both a Commercial Board and a separate Residential Board.



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