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For more up-to-date information on the relief programs available in South Carolina, we recommend that you visit the Governor's Executive Orders, the Department of Commerce website or the Department of Health and Environment Control's COVID-19 resources.

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Description of Program and Relief

Extension of Certain Professional License Renewal Deadlines

The South Carolina Department of Labor, Licensing and Regulation is extending the license renewal deadline for certain licenses, registrations, and permits scheduled to renew between April 2020 through August 2020. The new renewal deadline is September 30, 2020.

Licensees who wish to renew their license, registration, or permit will be able to do so on their regularly scheduled dates, but licensees are not required to do so.

Additionally, continuing education requirements may be obtained throughout the entirety of this extended renewal period.

Government or Lead Agency

The South Carolina Department of Labor, Licensing and Regulation

Dates Available

Effective April 2, 2020 through September 30, 2020.

Eligibility Requirements/Restrictions

Affected licenses, registrations and permits involve the following boards:

  • Barbers

  • Cosmetology

  • Contractors

  • Dentistry

  • Engineers and Surveyors

  • Environmental Certification

  • Funeral

  • Long Term Health Care

  • LP Gas

  • Manufactured Housing

  • Massage Therapy

  • Nursing

  • Pharmacy

  • Real Estate Appraisers

  • Real Estate Commission

  • Residential Builders

Application Deadlines (If Applicable)


Contact for More Information

For more information, contact the South Carolina Department of Labor, Licensing and Regulation by phone at (803) 896-4300 or by email at

List of Additional Information

For the Director of the South Carolina Department of Labor, Licensing and Regulation’s statement announcing the deadline extension click here.

For the Governor’s press release announcing the extension of the license, registration, and permit renewal deadline click here.

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