South Carolina Plumbing Exam Prep (Residential)


The South Carolina Residential Plumber Exam Prep course covers general plumbing knowledge and regulations, international codes, installation procedures, testing systems, job safety and more. Highlighting guides, practice quizzes, math and calculations, study tips, licensing information, and instructor support are also included.


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  • Comprehensive test-taking tips based on our experiences serving over 350,000 students. 
  • Learning modules covering business planning, bidding and estimating, contract management, liens, tax basics, insurance bonding, scheduling and project management, employee relations, financial management and more. 
  • Access to over 300 practice test questions to reinforce what you have learned. 
  • Highlighting guides and professional instructor support. 
  • @HomePrep’s No Pass, No Pay and our proven approach that has resulted in a 99% pass rate for our students. 
  • Exam tips that include ways to stay focused and pass the exam. 
  • We are happy to help you with any step of the licensing process. Please contact us via chat or call us at 800-952-0910. 
  • We provide Instructor Support that includes explaining exam topics, reasoning behind quiz questions and explaining the how and why of any specific amendment for a code. Our courses are designed to help you become familiar with the references and allow you to find the information quickly as the exams are timed. We offer highlighting guides to draw attention to key points throughout the book and tabs, which are sold separately, to allow you to find key sections quickly. We encourage you to take the practice exams multiple times as the questions on the test change each time.


Requirements To Obtain an South Carolina Plumber’s License

The South Carolina Contractor’s Licensing Board regulates the license, certification and registration of contractors in the state. General and Mechanical contractors must be licensed if performing “commercial” construction on anything valued over $5,000. If you wish to perform only residential work, you must contact the Residential Builders Commission at (803) 896-4696. 

Effective January 1, 2019 candidates must pass the Business Management and Law for Home Inspectors examination in addition to the Home Inspector examination.

To become licensed, you are required to pass a technical exam, a Business and Law exam and provide documentation of 2 years of work experience for the classification of work you are applying for. For more information, please visit South Carolina Labor Licensing Regulation.


About The South Carolina Plumbing Exam (Residential)

Number of Question 65
Exam Time 180 minutes
Pass Requirements 67.7% passing score (44 correct)
State Bulletin Information The exam is open book.

Topics include:

  1. General Plumbing Knowledge and Regulations
  2. Piping, Valves, and Controls
  3. Fixtures and Equipment
  4. Water Supply
  5. Drain, Waste and Vent and Sewers
  6. Isometric Analysis
  7. Safety
  8. Specialty Applications

Exam Overview

The South Carolina Plumbing Exam (Residential) is an open book exam that requires a 67.7% score to pass. To use your time efficiently in the exam, it is extremely helpful to prepare in-depth and have your book tabbed and highlighted prior to the exam. Highlighting and tabs are permitted prior to arriving at the test site. 


Exam Topics

The South Carolina Residential Builder Exam is designed to assess the knowledge and competency of individuals seeking to become licensed contractors in South Carolina. The exam usually consists of multiple-choice questions that cover various aspects of construction and contracting, including: 

  • Construction Practices: This section may cover different construction techniques, material selection, construction sequencing, and best practices in residential and small commercial construction. 
  • Legal and Business Practices: Contractors must understand the legal aspects of the construction industry, such as contracts, licensing laws, insurance requirements, and project management. Knowledge of business practices like estimating, cost control, and accounting might also be tested. 
  • Safety: Ensuring the safety of workers, clients, and the public is paramount in construction. Questions on safety practices, OSHA regulations, and hazard recognition may be included. 
  • Trade-Specific Knowledge: Depending on the type of residential and small commercial contractor you want to be (e.g., general contractor, electrician, plumber, etc.), the exam may include trade-specific questions related to your chosen field. 
  • Additional topics include: Licensing, Estimating and Bidding, Liens, Financial, Payroll and Taxes, Personnel and Labor. Project Management, Contracts, Business Organization and Risk Management. 

The exam is timed, and you will need to achieve a passing score to obtain your contractor’s license. Each state may have its own exam structure and content, so it’s essential to check with the state or the relevant licensing authority for the most up-to-date information on the exam’s specific requirements. 

Before taking the exam, it’s advisable to study relevant reference materials and gain practical experience in the construction field to increase your chances of success.


About Our South Carolina Residential Builder Exam Course

The South Carolina Residential Builder Exam Prep course is available in the comfort of your home using a detailed presentation that takes you through all the information you will need to pass the exam on your first try. You will have access to this course for a full year so you can study at your own pace. Our course is available 24/7 on mobile and desktop.


Our Online Course

Reference materials may be highlighted, underlined, and/or indexed prior to the examination session. References may be tabbed/indexed with permanent tabs only. Temporary tabs, such as Post-It notes, are not allowed and must be removed from the references before the exam will begin. The following references are used during the South Carolina Plumbing Exam (Residential) and are available for purchase from our online contractor’s bookstore or by calling our office at 1-800-952-0910.


How Our Course Helps You Pass the South Carolina Residential Builder Exam

Our courses are designed to help you become familiar with the references and allow you to find the information quickly as the exams are timed. 

You have complete access to your course for 365 days. 

You will access practice tests which require a 90% or above. 

We encourage you to take the practice exams multiple times as the questions on the test change each time. Our courses are designed to help you become familiar with the references and allow you to find the information quickly as the exams are timed. 

Comprehensive Content Coverage: Our course offers extensive coverage of all the essential topics and subject areas that are commonly tested in The South Carolina Residential Builder Exam. From building codes to construction practices and legal regulations, we ensure you are well-prepared for the exam. 

Most Up-To-Date Material: You can trust that our course materials are always up-to-date, aligning with the latest industry standards and regulations in South Carolina. Stay current with the most relevant information for your exam. 

Practice Questions: Get access to a diverse range of practice questions similar to those you will encounter in the actual exam. Practice makes perfect, and our questions help you become familiar with the format and types of questions you’ll face. 

Sample Exams: Our full-length practice exams simulate the real testing conditions, providing you with valuable exam experience. Assess your readiness, identify areas for improvement, and build confidence in your abilities. 

Explanation of Answers: We offer clear explanations for correct answers, helping you understand the reasoning behind them and learn from any mistakes you make in your practice sessions. 

Access to Instructors: Our team of knowledgeable instructors is available to support you throughout your learning journey. Ask questions, seek clarification, and benefit from their expertise. 

Time Management Strategies: Learn effective time management techniques to optimize your performance during the exam. Master the art of pacing yourself and maximizing productivity within the allocated time frame. 

Tips and Tricks: Discover helpful tips and strategies to tackle different types of questions with ease. Our expert insights will boost your confidence and test-taking skills. 

Study Plan Guidance: Our structured study plan is tailored to the exam’s content, keeping you focused and organized in your preparation. Follow our roadmap for success. 

Reference Materials: We provide recommendations for additional reference books or resources to supplement your understanding of key concepts, giving you a well-rounded knowledge base. 

Progress Tracking: Monitor your progress with our built-in tracking tools. Identify areas of strength and weakness, allowing you to adjust your study plan for targeted improvement. 

Supportive Learning Environment: Our course fosters a positive and engaging learning environment, motivating you to stay committed and achieve your best results.


Related Books & Materials for This Course

All materials can be purchased as a complete package here: South Carolina Plumbing Exam Prep (Residential) Complete Package

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