There is no law in South Carolina that says that an executor must pass a background test before they can be appointed to the position by a court.
However, it is not inconceivable that someone who has an interest in the estate could object to the court at the time of your nomination. Keep in mind that the person named in the will is only nominated to the position of executor. The court has the authority to chose who will actually serve in that position. The court normally honors the decedent's request as to who is appointed. But if there is an objection the court could chose to not follow the nomination in the will.
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