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  • South Carolina Electrical Exam Review (Residential)

    $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 all electric work on residential structures consisting of sixteen units or less and not exceeding 3 stories in height.

Requirements to Obtaining Your License

  • Please note that the Residential Business and Law Exam must be passed in addition to the trade exam.
  • Pre-approval is required before sitting for the exam
  • A minimum of one year of experience is required to qualify.
  • Required to obtain a Surety Bond of at least $10,000, IF the work is in excess of $5,000.

Applying For Your License

All applicants will be required to submit a credit report with their application. An application-processing fee of $100 must be sent with the application when seeking pre-approval. Licenses renew July 1 of each even numbered year. The licensing fee for the Residential Electrical is $50 for 12 months or less and $100 for 12 months or more.

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

Exam Details

  • 60 questions and a time limit of 3 hours.
  • A score of 73.3% (44 questions correct) is needed to pass.
  • Exam fee is $75.
  • Topics include: General Electrical Knowledge, Service, Feeders, and Branch Circuits, Over current Protection, Grounding and Bonding, Conductors and Cables, Raceways and Boxes, Lighting, Specialty - Pool/Spa, Garages, Generators, Wheelchair Lift, and Safety.
  • 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.

  • International Residential Code 2015
  • National Electrical Code Book 2014
  • OSHA 29. CFR 1926 for Contractors
  • Ugly's Electrical Reference

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

There are no requirements for continuing education as of this time.

Reciprocity Agreement

Exam waiver agreements with North Carolina and Georgia.

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.