SC Dept. of Labor, Licensing and Regulation extends license renewals dates amid COVID-19

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COLUMBIA, SC (WSPA) – The South Carolina Department of Labor, Licensing and Regulation said Thursday that they would be extending the license renewal deadlines for licenses, registrations and permits scheduled to renew April through August.

According to the news release, the new renewal deadline is extended to Sept. 30, 2020.

β€œWe recognize the toll that this virus is taking on South Carolinians, and we are committed to doing all that we can to support them during these challenging times,” Gov. Henry McMaster said. β€œDirector Farr and her team recognized a need, acted quickly to address it, and South Carolinians are better off because of their work.”

LLR Director Emily Farr added that “the Agency recognizes and appreciates the sacrifices our licensees are making during this difficult time, and we want to do our part in making things easier for them.”

According to the release, continuing education requirements may be obtained throughout the extended renewal period.

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

According to the release, renewals will be open on their regularly scheduled dates if licensees want to renew, but they are not required to renew.

“Renewing at the regularly-scheduled time may be preferable for those licensees who are required to provide proof of current licensure to other regulatory authorities or to employers.”

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