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SC Builder's Exam Notice
In light of the State's recent adoption of the 2015 International Residential Code, effective July 1, 2016, the South Carolina Residential Builders Commission ("Commission") has reviewed the Residential Builders exam and is modifying it to reflect code changes and updated acceptable building practices. As a result, the Commission finds it necessary to increase the length of the exam from 80 questions to 110 questions, in order to adequately test applicants on current standards and code requirements. As a result of the additional questions, applicants will now be allotted 360 minutes, rather than 240 minutes, to complete the exam. These changes to the Residential Builders exam will take effect on September 1, 2016.

LLR Issues Consumer Alert Regarding Property Repairs Following Flooding

New Bond Form Effective 10/02/2015: Click Here for Fillable License Bond Form

Sting Nets 73 Cases of Unlicensed Builders/Contractors in State

Adoption of ASHI Standards:
At a recent meeting, the Residential Builders Commission adopted The Standards of Practice and Code of Ethics of the American Society of Home Inspectors. Please click on for the current ASHI standards.


The South Carolina Residential Builders Commission will no longer send courtesy reminders to licensees when bonds expire. If you have any questions regarding the continued validity or expiration date of your bond, you can check the LLR website at or contact the Residential Builder's Commission at 803-896-4696.

Home Builder Licensees: Pursuant to Section 40-59-220 (C), you are required to have a bond on file with the Residential Builders Commission to hold an active residential builders license.

Specialty Contractor Licensees/Registratrants: Pursuant to 40-59-220 (D) and 40-59-240(D), you are required to have a bond on file with the Residential Builders Commission when the total cost of materials and labor for an undertaking (a job) performed by a residential specialty contractor for an individual property owner exceeds five thousand dollars ($5000.).


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