South Carolina Commercial HVAC license

The South Carolina Commercial HVAC License (Air Conditioning) includes the installation, replacement, alteration, and repair of air conditioning equipment and systems which consist of a number of components necessary to produce conditioned air for environmental heating or cooling, or both, within buildings. Hot water or steam heating systems or components are not included under this classification.

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Course Length: 8 Hours

South Carolina HVAC License Exam Content Outline

There are 80 questions in the South Carolina Commercial HVAC license examination. You will need to answer 56 questions correctly in order to pass. You are allowed 4 hours to complete this examination.

Note: All Air Conditioning – Commercial Contractor candidates are required to pass the Business Management and Law for contractors examination and the Air Conditioning examination. That content is included in this class.

  1. General Piping (1 item)
  2. General Tubing (1 item)
  3. Pipe assembly (1 item)
  4. Piping Systems (4 items)
  5. Drain Piping (1 item)
  6. Valves (1 item)
  7. Piping Specialties (1 item)
  8. Pumps (2 items)
  9. Piping insulation (1 item)
  10. Hangers and supports (General) (1 item)
  11. Mechanical Sound, Vibration, and Seismic Control (1 item)
  12. Water treatment for Mechanical systems (1 item)
  13. Heating and Cooling Principles (2 items)
  14. Refrigerants (1 item)
  15. Load Calculations (7 items)
  16. Heating and Cooling Equipment (1 item)
  17. Air compressors (1 item)
  18. Testing, Adjusting, and Balancing(Tab) (2 items)
  19. HVAC Control Fundamentals (1 item )
  20. Control Schematics and Wiring Diagrams (1 item)
  21. HVAC Control Systems (1 items)
  22. Machine Room (1 item)
  23. Air Conditioning Systems (3 items)
  24. Heat Pumps (4 items)
  25. Furnaces (Warm Air Heating Equipment) (2 items)
  26. Specialized Heaters (2 items)
  27. Chimneys, Flues, Vents, and Vent Connectors (3 items)
  28. Combustion Air (2 items)
  29. General Fuel Knowledge (1 item)
  30. Natural Gas (2 items)
  31. LP Gas (2 items)
  32. General Duct Systems Knowledge and Principles (4 items)
  33. Duct Conversions/Equivalencies (4 items)
  34. Mechanical Sheet Metal Devices/Systems (2 items)
  35. Duct System Components (5 items)
  36. Metal Ducts (3 items)
  37. Fiberglass Ducts (1 item)
  38. Filtering Systems (1 item)
  39. Ventilation Equipment and Devices (1 item)
  40. Exhaust Systems (2 items)
  41. Safety (2 items)

Reference Books [Click Here to Purchase Books]

  • Please refer to the Contractor Book Warehouse (linked above) for all needed reference books.

Upcoming South Carolina HVAC License exam prep classes in South Carolina

This one day exam prep seminar will prepare you for the Commercial SC HVAC License. We will send a highlighting guide for you to highlight your books before coming to class. Please bring to class:  a few extra highlighters, a red ink pen, a notepad, post-it tabs for marking pages, and a simple calculator. For (more…)

  • April 21, 2021
    9:00 am - 5:00 pm
  • June 23, 2021
    9:00 am - 5:00 pm
  • July 28, 2021
    9:00 am - 5:00 pm
  • August 25, 2021
    9:00 am - 5:00 pm
  • September 29, 2021
    9:00 am - 5:00 pm
  • October 27, 2021
    9:00 am - 5:00 pm
  • November 17, 2021
    9:00 am - 5:00 pm
  • December 15, 2021
    9:00 am - 5:00 pm

This one day exam prep seminar will prepare you for the Commercial SC HVAC License. We will send a highlighting guide for you to highlight your books before coming to class. Please bring to class:  a few extra highlighters, a red ink pen, a notepad, post-it tabs for marking pages, and a simple calculator. For (more…)

  • May 7, 2021
    9:00 am - 5:00 pm