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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]

  • South Carolina International Mechanical Code  OR International Mechanical Code, 2015 edition
  • South Carolina International  Fuel Gas Code OR International  Fuel Gas Code, 2015 edition
  • Code of Federal Regulations – 29 CFT Part 1926 (OSHA), with the latest available amendments OR Code of Federal Regulations – 29 CFT Part 1926 Selections by PSI
  • Manual N – Commercial Load Calculation for Small Commercial Buildings, 5th Edition, 2008
  • Manual D – Residential Duct Systems, 3rd Edition, 2009
  • Manual J – Residential Load Calcs, reprinted 2006, Eighth Full Edition
  • Pipefitters Handbook, 1967, 3rd Edition
  • ACCA Ductulator, Air Conditioning Contractors of America
    • Refrigeration and Air Conditioning Technology, 6th edition, 2009
    • Modern Refrigeration and Air Conditioning, 19th or 20th Edition
    • Trane Aire Conditioning Manual, 1996
    • ASHRAE Handbook of Fundamentals, 1997

Upcoming South Carolina HVAC License exam prep classes in South Carolina

Event Phone: 803-917-1193

This one day exam prep seminar will prepare you for either the Residential and/or commercial SC Air Condition license. “Air Conditioning” which includes the installation, replacement, alteration, & repair of air conditioning equipment & systems which consist of a number of components necessary to produce conditioned air for environmental heating or cooling, or both, within (more…)

  • December 18, 2018
    9:00 am - 5:00 pm
  • January 15, 2019
    9:00 am - 5:00 pm
  • February 19, 2019
    9:00 am - 5:00 pm
  • March 19, 2019
    9:00 am - 5:00 pm
  • April 16, 2019
    9:00 am - 5:00 pm
  • May 14, 2019
    9:00 am - 5:00 pm
  • June 18, 2019
    9:00 am - 5:00 pm
  • July 23, 2019
    9:00 am - 5:00 pm
  • August 20, 2019
    9:00 am - 5:00 pm
  • September 17, 2019
    9:00 am - 5:00 pm
  • October 22, 2019
    9:00 am - 5:00 pm
  • November 19, 2019
    9:00 am - 5:00 pm
  • December 17, 2019
    9:00 am - 5:00 pm

Event Phone: 803-917-1193

This one day exam prep seminar will prepare you for the commercial SC Air Condition license. “Air Conditioning” which includes the installation, replacement, alteration, & repair of air conditioning equipment & systems which consist of a number of components necessary to produce conditioned air for environmental heating or cooling, or both, within buildings. Hot water (more…)

  • December 19, 2018
    9:00 am - 5:00 pm
  • January 16, 2019
    9:00 am - 5:00 pm
  • February 20, 2019
    9:00 am - 5:00 pm
  • March 20, 2019
    9:00 am - 5:00 pm
  • April 17, 2019
    9:00 am - 5:00 pm
  • May 15, 2019
    9:00 am - 5:00 pm
  • June 19, 2019
    9:00 am - 5:00 pm
  • July 24, 2019
    9:00 am - 5:00 pm
  • August 21, 2019
    9:00 am - 5:00 pm
  • September 18, 2019
    9:00 am - 5:00 pm
  • October 23, 2019
    9:00 am - 5:00 pm
  • November 20, 2019
    9:00 am - 5:00 pm
  • December 18, 2019
    9:00 am - 5:00 pm