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South Carolina Residential Builders Commission

How can I become a Registered as a Specialty Contractor?

A residential specialty contractor is an independent contractor, who is not a licensed residential builder. The specialty contractor contracts with a licensed residential builder, general contractor, or individual property owner to do construction work, repairs, improvements, or re-improvements requiring special skills and involving the use of specialized construction trades or crafts, when the undertakings exceed $200.

In addition to licensing residential builders, the Commission also registers specialty contractors in the following 9 classifications at the cost of $50 and upon credit approval:

  1. Vinyl and aluminum siding installers
  2. Insulation installers
  3. Roofers
  4. Floor covering installers
  5. Masons
  6. Drywall installers
  7. Carpenters
  8. Stucco installers
  9. Painters/Wall paper hange

To become registered as a specialty contractor in South Carolina, you are required to:

  • File a written application as required by the Commission.
  • Fee must be a certified check, cashiers check or money order only.
  • Submit three (3) reference letters from individuals that knows your work.
  • Submit a surety bond if the work will exceed $5,000.

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