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Old 10-03-2016, 10:34 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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Old 10-04-2016, 01:20 PM   #2
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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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I live in CT but will be moving to SC in about a year. I do not have a license currently but have been in the trade as the maintenance electrician for a hospital. Based on what I was reading I can verify my employment through the State of SC and sit for my test, which includes an electrical exam and a business law exam along with a financial statement which dictates the level of license I can obtain. Then I can take this to the local towns to get their local license? Correct?

I read online that the SC license is reciprocal in NC also (unlimited license only).

What was the best study material you found for the license? I will definitely need to study up, as most of my recent experience in the trade is hospital related. My knowledge of isolated power systems isnt going to get me to pass the test Ha!
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