Obtain Your License

Pursuing a career in the Electrical field? Study at home for your South Carolina Electrical license exam with our fully online, user-friendly, and self-paced course.

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    South Carolina Application Processing

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    @HomePrep Application Processing is here to ensure your application to become a state licensed contractor gets filled out correctly and promptly. We provide a professional service ensuring your privacy and comfort throughout the entire process. Following your purchase of the South Carolina Application Processing our AP Coordinator will contact you to discuss the next steps. If you have any questions please call us at 800-952-0910. We look forward to working with you.

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  • South Carolina Electrical Exam Review (Commercial)

    $219.99

    Please note that the Commercial Business and Law Exam must be passed in addition to the trade exam. A minimum of two years of residential and/or commercial experience within the last 5 years is required to qualify. This course includes highlighting guides, practice tests, theory, calculations, instructor support and test taking tips/strategies. Each time you take a practice test, the questions are randomly generated from our database. @HomePrep is a National Leader in online education. With over 100,000 satisfied students and a course catalog of over 1,000 clas…

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Requirements To Complete

About This License

This license allows the installation, alteration, or repair of wiring-related electrical material and equipment used in the generating, transmitting, or utilization of electrical energy less than six hundred volts, including all overhead electrical wiring on public right-of-way for signs and street decorations and all underground electrical distribution systems of less than six hundred volts serving private properties.

This also allows but is not limited to installing, altering, and repairing, panels, controls, conductors, conduits, cables, devices, plates, electrical ceilings, control wiring; and electric heating, lighting fixtures, lamps, general outside lighting, underground and overhead feeder distribution systems, and installing window or through-the-wall air conditioning units not to exceed three HP or three tons where no piping is necessary.

Requirements to Obtaining Your License

  • Please note that the Commercial Business and Law Exam must be passed in addition to the trade exam.
  • A minimum of two years of residential and/or commercial experience within the last 5 years is required to qualify

Applying For Your License

You will then submit an application to the state licensing board with documentation of your experience, financial information and your passing test scores. $350 for a 2-year license and $175 for one year.

Licensing Board for Contractors
Post Office Box 11329
Columbia, SC 29211
(803) 896-4686

Exam Details

  • 80 questions and a time limit of 4 hours
  • A score of 70% (56 questions correct) is needed to pass.
  • Exam fee is $75
  • Topics include: General Electrical Knowledge, Service, Feeders, and Branch Circuits, Grounding and Bonding, Conductors and Cables, Raceways and Boxes, Special Occupancies and Equipment, Electrical Power, Motors, Low Voltage, Lighting, Illuminated Signs, Fire Detection and Alarm Systems, Safety Information
  • To schedule an examination, contact PSI Examination services at 1-800-733-9267.

Books and References for the Exam

The following references are permitted to be taken into the examination. These references may be tabbed (with a permanent index tab) and highlighted. They are available for purchase from our online contractor’s bookstore or by calling our office at 1-800-952-0910.

  • 2014 National Electrical Code
  • American Electrician's Handbook
  • NFPA 72, 2013
  • OSHA 1926
  • Tom Henry Key Word Index

Exam Review Education

We offer review for the electrical exam in an online training format. The course includes highlighting guides, practice tests, theory, calculations, instructor support and test taking tips/strategies. Each time you take a practice test, the questions are randomly generated from our database. Therefore, you will never see the same test twice, guaranteeing you the best review possible for your examination.

Continuing Education

The Board does not require continuing education at this time.

Reciprocity Agreement

Agreement with Alabama, Georgia, North Carolina, Mississippi, Tennessee, & Pennsylvania.

How It Works

1

Obtain pre-approval from the state (if applicable).

2

Purchase Exam Prep materials.

3

Schedule and pass your state exams.

4

Submit to the state your application, licensing fee, and proof of insurance.