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South Carolina Residential Contractor Exam Prep - Online Class - Contractors Institute

South Carolina Residential Builder Licensing Exam - In Class / Via Live Webinar

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South Carolina Residential Builder Licensing Exam In Class  and via Live Webinar

Exam Prep Class:

This class will prepare you to take the South Carolina Residential Builder Licensing 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.)


We recommend that once you have gone through the course, highlighted and tabbed the books  - that you review the Q&A material often enough that you readily know what book and what section of the book you're looking for based on the question you're reviewing. (That's when you know you are ready for the exam).


Class Days and Times: 
We offer the South Carolina Residential Builder Licensing Exam Prep Class weekly live in our classroom in Richmond and Via Live Interactive Webinar.  

Friday 3:00 – 4:00 PM ET 

Covers (books): IRC 2015 and BCSI

Saturday – 8:30am – 3:00 pm ET

Covers (books): Carpentry and Building Construction, Modern Masonry, Guide to Quality Concrete Construction and Gypsum Construction Handbook

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

Contractor License Requirements:

To apply for your Limited Commercial 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 Management And Law For Residential Builders Examination (needs to be linked to SC Business)
  2. Fill out the South Carolina Residential Builders Commission License Application this link and attached 8 page document provides all the required information:
  3. Submit an original surety bond with the license fee after passing the examination.
  4. Here is the State website for Residential Contractors

Exam and Application:

You have 360 minutes to complete the exam, there are 77 questions and you are required to answer 54 correctly to pass the exam. This examination is limited to construction, remodeling, repair or improvement of one-, two-, or multifamily residences not exceeding three stories in height and/or 16 units in any single apartment building.

 The Subject Area for the exam covers:

General Building Construction (77 Items)

  • General Carpentry
  • Concrete & Reinforcement
  • Estimating and Plan Reading
  • Masonry e. Roofing
  • Site Work, Footings and Foundations

PSI Candidate Information Bulletin:  SC Residential

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:

The following reference material is allowed in the South Carolina Residential Builder Licensing Exam examination:

  • International Residential Code for One- and Two-Family Dwellings, 2015
  • Carpentry and Building Construction, 2010 or 2016 edition
  • The Contractor's Guide to Quality Concrete Construction, Third Edition, 2005
  • Modern Masonry 8th edition (2015)
  • BCSI: Guide to Good Practice for Handling, Installing, Restraining, and Bracing of Metal Plate Connected Wood Trusses, 2013
  • Gypsum Construction Handbook, 7th Edition, 2014


You Can Purchase the Book Bundle Here:

SC Residential Book Bundle

Additional Courses: 

The South Carolina Business, Law and Project Management exam is required by the South Carolina Board for Contractors in addition to the specialty exam.

Other Specialty Exams include: The National NASCLA, (The 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