South Carolina

Regulating Body

South Carolina Labor Licensing Regulation (Residential Builder’s Commission)

Phone: (803) 896-4696

Email:  contact.rbc@llr.sc.gov

Address: 110 Centerview Dr. Columbia, SC 29210

Quick South Carolina Facts

  • Home inspection is regulated
  • Bi-annual license renewal cycle
  • Distance education is allowed

Experience Required

Two options:

  1. Without an exam by the commission-shall file an application showing that he/she is currently licensed as a home inspector after written exam by an organization approved by the commission and have a minimum of one year of experience as a home inspector under the direction of a licensed home inspector or have performed a minimum of fifty residential inspections
  2. With an exam by commission-minimum one year under home inspector or have successfully completed a formal course of training-than an applicant shall be entitled to take the home inspector licensing exam as prescribed by the commission

Statute/Code: South Carolina Code of Laws 40-59-540 (A)

Rule/Regulation: Volume 31 Issue 9 106-4

Exam: SC Home Inspector Exam OR the National Home Inspector Examination

Application and Licensing: South Carolina Labor Licensing Regulation (Residential Builder’s Commission)

Not Required

  • Field training and experience required
  • CE
  • Pre-licensing

South Carolina Home Inspection Training South Carolina Licensure (Title 40, Chapter 59, Article 3) enacted in 1996. South Carolina law requires any person desiring to be a licensed home inspector to file with the South Carolina Residential Builders Commission.


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