|Board Phone:||(803) 896-4696|
|Board Staff:||Allison Baker|
|Board Staff:||Bonny Sweat|
|Board Staff:||Sherrie Roberts|
|Advice Counsel:  ||Stacey Hewson  **|
|Directions:||110 Centerview Dr, Columbia SC|
**The Office of Advice Counsel is responsible for
providing legal advice to all Boards, Commissions
and Panels. These attorneys do not provide legal
advice to parties outside LLR.
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.
New Bond Form Effective 12/15/2016: Click Here for Fillable License Bond Form
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 http://www.ashi.org/documents/pdf/standards.pdf for the current ASHI standards.
IMPORTANT INFORMATION REGARDING BOND COMPLIANCE:
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 https://verify.llronline.com/LicLookup/Resbu/Resbu.aspx?div=46 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.).
IT IS THE LICENSEE'S/REGISTRANT'S RESPONSIBILITY TO MAINTAIN COMPLIANCE WITH THE STATUTE
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