South Carolina – Home Inspection State Regulations

Regulating Body:
Residential Builder’s Commission
Phone: (803) 896-4696

Address: Synergy Business Park; Kingstree Building
110 Centerview Dr.
Columbia, S.C. 29210


Quick South Carolina Facts:

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

Not Required:

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

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. Option 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

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

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.

Application and Licensing: South Carolina Residential Builders Commission