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You can file a complaint and submit applications for licensing online. Filings you do not wish to make, or that are not available, online can be submitted via mail for processing.

Department staff is available to assist with any questions at (800) 922-1594 (toll free in SC) or 803-734-4200 8:30 a.m. until 5 p.m. Monday through Friday, excluding State holidays. You can also email general questions to

Physical Fitness Service Providers

The South Carolina Physical Fitness Services Act requires that all businesses offering physical fitness services in the State file with the S.C. Department of Consumer Affairs for a physical fitness Certificate of Authority. "Physical fitness services" means facilities or services of health or exercise centers, clubs, studios, or classes; health spas; weight control centers, clinics, or studios; figure salons; tanning centers; and athletic or sport clubs. 

The initial filing fee is $50.00 per location/center.  Physical fitness Certificates of Authority expire each year on December 31.  The annual renewal period is November 1 to December 31.  The renewal filing fee is $50 per location/center.

*Please note the Department's physical address is 293 Greystone Blvd., Ste. 400 | Columbia, SC | 29210*
**Mailings may be sent to PO Box 5757 | Columbia, SC | 29250-5757**


    Licensing Instructions and Forms

    Sample Documents

    Additional Information

    Business Address/Name Change Form

    Disciplinary Actions

    Docket No. 0234

    Docket No. 0426