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South Carolina

State Electrical Licensing Requirements

South Carolina regulates the licensing of electrical contractors, but there is no state-required licensing of journeyman electricians. Craft licensing is at the discretion of local units of municipal or county government. The Municipal Association of South Carolina (a non-government entity) offers information on local licensing and trade exams.

Municipal Association of South Carolina - Trades Certification


South Carolina offers reciprocity for contractor licenses only and with certain states and local governments, including the following:

  • Alabama
  • Georgia
  • Louisiana
  • Mississippi
  • North Carolina
  • Reading, Pennsylvania (city only)
  • Tennessee
  • Texas
  • Utah

Contact local authorities where work is to be performed for reciprocity details, if any.

South Carolina Contractor's Licensing Board - License by Waiver


South Carolina Department of Labor, Licensing and Regulation
P.O. Box 11329
Columbia, S.C. 29211
Phone: 803.896.4300