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South Carolina Electrical License

The South Carolina Electrical License course covers both Residential Electrical Contractor’s License as well as Master Electrical License.

The South Carolina Electrical License includes 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 rights-of-way for signs and street decorations and all underground electrical distribution systems of less than six hundred volts serving private properties.

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

Under this sub classification, general outside lighting is limited solely to within property lines and not on public easements or rights-of-way. A contract that contains electrical work above fifty volts must be performed by a contractor licensed under this sub classification or a licensed public electrical utility contractor.

This license sub classification includes installing, altering, and repairing all lighting on private property, athletic fields, stadiums, parking lots, and the design, installation, and servicing of fire alarm systems.

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South Carolina Electrical License Exam Content Outline

There are 80 questions in the electrical license exam. You will need to answer 56 questions correctly in order to pass. You are allowed 4 hours to complete this examination.

Note: All Electrician – Commercial contractor candidates are required to pass the Business Management and Law for contractors examination and the Electrician examination. The Business Management and Law content is included in this class.

  1. General Electrical Knowledge (9 items)
  2. Service, Feeders, and Branch circuits (9 items)
  3. Grounding and Bonding (9 items)
  4. Conductors and Cables (9 items)
  5. Raceways and Boxes (9 items)
  6. Special Occupancies and Equipment (2 items)
  7. Electrical Power (7 items)
  8. Motors (7 items)
  9. Low Voltage (2 items)
  10. Lighting (5 items)
  11. Illuminated Signs (2 items)
  12. Fire Detection and Alarm Systems (2 items)
  13. Safety Information (8 items)

Reference Books [Click Here to Purchase Books]

  • NFPA 70 – National Electric Code 2014
  • NFPA 72 – National Fire Alarm Code
  • American Electricians Handbook
  • Code of Federal Regulations current edition
  • Key Word Index Tom Henry 2014 edition

Reciprocity

South Carolina currently has a reciprocity agreement for South Carolina Electrical license with Alabama, Georgia, Mississippi, North Carolina, Pennsylvania, (from Reading, PA only), and the Municipal Association of South Carolina for Master Electrician.

Upcoming South Carolina Electrical License exam prep classes in South Carolina

Event Phone: 803-917-1193

This one-day exam prep seminar will prepare you for either SC Residential and/or Master Electrical license. “Electrical” which includes the installation, alteration, or repair of wiring-related electrical material & equipment used in the generating, transmitting, or utilization of electrical energy less than six hundred volts, including all overhead electrical wiring on public rights-of-way for signs (more…)

  • December 17, 2018
    9:00 am - 5:00 pm