Be an S.C. resident or own property in the state
Be at least 21
Pass an eight-hour training course that covers firearms safety, state gun laws and live shooting
Pay $50 to apply and submit to fingerprinting and a federal background check
Permit holders cannot be indicted or convicted of a crime that carries a punishment of at least one year in prison.
People may not have permits if they are using drugs, have been committed to mental institutions or have restraining orders against them.
Holders must carry the permit at all times.
Concealed weapons are not allowed in police stations, courtrooms, jails, schools and their affiliated sporting events, hospitals, polling places on election day or businesses that post signs prohibiting weapons.
A concealed firearm can't be longer than 12 inches.
SOURCE: S.C. statute