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Home Inspection Requirements for South Carolina

Home Inspection RegulatedYes
License TypeHome Inspector
License Renewal CycleEvery Two Years
Is Distance Education AllowedYes
Is Field Training And Experience RequiredNo
Experience RequiredSee note-different options for obtaining license
Is CE RequiredNo
CE Hours RequiredN/A
Is CE Distance Education AllowedNo
Is Pre-Licensing RequiredNo
Pre-licensing Hours RequiredSee Notes
Regulating BodyResidential Builder's Commission
Rules And RegulationsVolume 31 issue 9 106-4. and 40-59-500
ExamHome inspector licensing exam-as prescribed by the commission

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 perfomed a minimum of fifty residential inspections. Option 2: With an exam by commission-show proof of 50 home inspections 0r 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

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. A home inspector must show to the satisfaction of the Commission that he is currently certified as a home inspector by an organization recognized by the Commission, that he has a minimum of one year of experience as a home inspector under the supervision of a licensed inspector, and that he has performed a minimum of fifty residential inspections.
For more information, including Rules and Regulations, contact the Department of Labor, Licensing and Regulation at –

Phone: (803) 896-4621
Website: www.llr.state.sc.us


South Carolina Residential Builders Commission SC Dept of Labor, Licensing & Reg.
110 Centerview Drive, Suite 306
P.O. Box 11329
Columbia, SC 29211-1329
Robbie Boland, Program Manager
Phone: 803-896-4696
Website: www.llr.state.sc.us

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