South Carolina Contractors' Licensing Board
Revisions to an Existing License
To make changes to an existing license, complete a Revision Application, Document 180 and follow the instructions for the type of revision you are requesting. There is no fee for revisions. The following is a list of changes that require a Revision Application with additional information below:
- To upgrade dollar limitation per contract
- To add or transfer a qualifier to your license
- To delete a qualifier from your license
- To add new/additional classifications to your license
- To change your business name (see conditions below)
- To change corporate officers
- Address and/or telephone number changes
- Request to make a license number inactive
To UPGRADE DOLLAR LIMITATION:
Submit the Revision Application along with the correct type of financial statement. The type of financial statement required to initially upgrade a license is not the same as what is required with renewals. See the type of financial statement that is required for each upgrade here at Financial Statement Requirements.
To add a qualifier or add a classification:
The qualifier must take and pass a technical exam (if required). The qualifier must also take and pass the SC Code of Laws Take Home exam (Document 170). Follow the instructions on the application to add a new qualifier.
If the qualifier (1) has already taken and passed the technical exam, (2) transferring from another license, or (3) a waiver applicant, complete the Revision Application, Document 180 and following the instructions on adding a qualifier or adding a classification.
To delete a qualifying party:
Submit the Revision Application, Document 180 listing the qualifying party’s name, social security number and the date he/she left the company. An owner/president /partner/authorized representative must sign this notification. You may fax the notification to (803) 896-4814 or mail it to our address.
To change licensed name:
A change in name for an LLC or a corporation requires an amended charter from the Secretary of State. The amended charter must be included with the Revision Application, Document 180. (Not required of a sole proprietorship)
If the federal identification number has changed or the “style of business” has changed (i.e. from a sole proprietorship to a corporation), you cannot use the Revision Application. You must complete a New Application, Document 165. The new application must be accompanied by a financial statement on the new entity, and the license fee for the new license.
To request Inactive status:
Licensee - As the owner/president/partner/authorized representative of a license, only you can request your license to be placed in “Inactive” status for up to four (4) consecutive years. Licensees in the “Inactive” status cannot bid, offer, negotiate or perform work using that license during the inactive period. The inactive fee is $110 for each one year period. It is the responsibility of the licensee to ensure the fee is paid each year to remain inactive. Notices are not mailed.
Qualifying Party – A qualifying party can request your certificate to be placed in “Inactive” status for up to four (4) consecutive years. A qualifying party who has not been certified as a qualifying party for an active licensee for four (4) or more consecutive years must take and pass the technical or Code of Laws examination, or both, as required by the board. The inactive fee is $10 for each one year period. It is the responsibility of the qualifying party to ensure the fee is paid each year to remain inactive. Notices are not mailed.
To become Active again: If the license expiration date has passed, the owner/president/partner/authorized representative must submit a New Application, Document 165 with an updated financial statement and fee. If the license expiration date has not passed, submit the same application without the financial statement or fee.
If you are an inactive qualifier that was not the owner/president/partner/authorized representative of a license you previously were associated with, and now you want to become Active again within an allowed four (4) year inactive period: (1) you, or an unlicensed company you now work for, must complete a New Application, Document 165, with an updated financial statement and fee, or (2) have a SC licensed commercial contractor submit a Revision Application, Document 180 to add you as a qualifying party.