South Carolina Code of Regulations
Chapter 79 - DEPARTMENT OF LABOR, LICENSING AND REGULATION-- MANUFACTURED HOUSING BOARD
79-24 - Installers, Repairers and Contractors.
79-24. Installers, Repairers and Contractors.
(A) To qualify for licensure as a manufactured housing installer, repairer or contractor, the applicant must:
(1) show proof of a minimum of two (2) years experience in the actual practice of the discipline for which the license is applied;
(2) show proof of attendance at a Board approved training program: and,
(3) have attained a minimum grade of seventy-five (75) on the Board approved examination.
(B) Licenses must be issued only to individual persons as follows.
(1) For a proprietorship, the proprietor must be the licensee.
(2) For a partnership, at least one partner must be a licensee.
(3) For a corporation, at least one of the corporate officers must be a licensee.
(C) Licensed installers, repairers and contractors are considered independent contractors and are held fully responsible and liable for the work they and their employees perform.
(D) A license is not required for persons holding a current license issued by other Boards or commissions of the state. All work performed on manufactured homes by such licensees is restricted to the specific discipline and conditions of the license held. Action for complaints lodged against such licensees must be investigated and taken by the Board or commission that issued the license.
(E) A license is not required for individuals working as direct employees of a licensed manufacturer or dealer, providing the individuals are covered by the employer's bond and install, modify, alter or repair manufactured homes exclusively for the employer.
(F) Manufacturers and dealers are responsible and liable for any and all work performed by the installers, repairers or contractors they employ.
(G) Licenses are not transferable. If a licensee dies, no longer qualifies for or otherwise loses the license, it will be rendered null and void and must be returned to the Department. The employing entity must notify the Department in writing within ten (10) days of any incident for which a license would be rendered null and void. The business will then have an additional fifteen (15) days to have an individual qualify or the business must relinquish its right to practice.
(H) All licenses remain the property of the Board and, upon written notification by the Board, must be surrendered.