Home Inspection Requirements for South Carolina

Home Inspection Regulated

License Type
Home Inspector

License Renewal Cycle
Every Two Years

Is Distance Education Allowed

Is Field Training And Experience Required

Experience Required
See note-different options for obtaining license

Is CE Required

CE Hours Required

Is CE Distance Education Allowed

Is Pre-Licensing Required

Pre-licensing Hours Required
See Notes

Regulating Body
Residential Builder's Commission

Rules And Regulations
Volume 31 issue 9 106-4. and 40-59-500

Home 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