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Old 10-03-2016, 09:34 PM   #1
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Default The skinny on getting LICENSED in SC

I am really not understanding what it takes to obtain a license to do some form of electrical work in South Carolina.

I read and hear that you can obtain a "speciality license" and this will allow you to run a business?...(((( WHAT!? Must be why I find so many open splices and shared neutral nightmares in my service work jobs around Greenville, SC. ))))

Also, I've read and heard that you have to have both an MASC Masters and an LLR?

What is the real deal here? I can't even get a good answer in writing from the state. It can't be this difficult. I want to get out on my own as soon as possible. Anyone with any knowledge, please share with me the low down.
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I am really not understanding what it takes to obtain a license to do some form of electrical work in South Carolina.

I read and hear that you can obtain a "speciality license" and this will allow you to run a business?...(((( WHAT!? Must be why I find so many open splices and shared neutral nightmares in my service work jobs around Greenville, SC. ))))

Also, I've read and heard that you have to have both an MASC Masters and an LLR?

What is the real deal here? I can't even get a good answer in writing from the state. It can't be this difficult. I want to get out on my own as soon as possible. Anyone with any knowledge, please share with me the low down.
There are two licensing agencies in SC. The contractors board and the municipal association.
Both offer the same test for master or contractor. However, you need a contractors license to pull permits.
You don't need both. If you are going to start a business, you need to take the contractors route.
Now, it may be entirely possible to pull a permit with a masters and a city card? Not sure.
I have pulled permits in Greenville county and city with my contractors and the city license.

This specialty license I am not familiar with. But I do know to work in the city of Greenville, you must have a city license that is obtained by paying a fee and be able to produce the contractors license.

When I took my test long ago, I was able to bypass the journeyman and took the masters/contractors test.

I got your text and will respond asap.
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