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The Department of Consumer Affairs is working remotely for the safety of our employees and customers. You can still file a complaint and submit applications for licensing online.

You can also email general questions to or leave a voicemail by calling (803) 734-0359. We will return calls and emails as soon as possible. Thank you for your patience!

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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 new physical address is 293 Greystone Blvd., Ste. 400 | Columbia, SC | 29210*
**Mailings may still be sent to PO Box 5757 | Columbia, SC | 29250-5757**


Licensing Instructions and Forms

Sample Documents

Disciplinary Actions

Docket No. 0234

Docket No. 0426