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South Carolina Plumbing License (Residential)

The South Carolina Plumbing license (Residential) is a specialty license, issued to an individual, not a business entity, for anyone engaging in residential plumbing work over $200, on residential buildings that are sixteen units or less, and do not exceed 3 stories.This license limits the individual to $5,000 per residential project, unless a surety bond of at least $10,000 is obtained from the Commission. Once bonded, there is no dollar limit put on the residential specialty contractor for work performed.

The Residential South Carolina Plumbing license exam outline

There are 65 questions in the residential plumbing license exam. You will need to answer 44 questions correctly (67.7%) in order to pass.  You are allowed 180 minutes to complete this exam.

  • 15 questions on general plumbing knowledge & regulations
  • 6 questions on piping, valves, and controls
  • 4 questions on fixtures & equipment
  • 4 questions on water supply
  • 17 questions on drain, waste and vent & sewers
  • 9 questions on isometric analysis
  • 4 questions on safety
  • 6 questions on specialty applications

Course Length: 8 hours

Reference Books [Click Here to Purchase Books]

  • South Carolina International Residential Code, 2015 OR International Residential Code, 2015 Edition
  • South Carolina International Residential Code for One- and Two-Family Dwellings, 2015 OR International Residential Code Commentary (Volumes 1 and 2)
  • Code of Federal Regulations – 29 CFR Part 1926 (OSHA), with latest available amendments OR Code of Federal Regulations – 29 CFR Part 1926 Selections by PSI, with latest available amendments
  • NASCLA Contractors Guide to Business, Law and Project Management – South Carolina Residential Builders, 7th Edition 2nd Printing

Upcoming Plumbing license (Residential) classes

This one day exam prep seminar will prepare you for the Residential Plumbing Contractor License. We plan to send a highlighting guide once you have the book set, whereby you can get started, Please bring a few extra highlighters, a red ink pen and a simple calculator. For more information, see our description of the South (more…)

  • March 28, 2019
    9:00 am - 5:00 pm
  • April 15, 2019
    9:00 am - 5:00 pm
  • May 9, 2019
    9:00 am - 5:00 pm
  • June 13, 2019
    9:00 am - 5:00 pm
  • July 25, 2019
    9:00 am - 5:00 pm
  • August 22, 2019
    9:00 am - 5:00 pm
  • September 12, 2019
    9:00 am - 5:00 pm
  • October 21, 2019
    9:00 am - 5:00 pm
  • November 14, 2019
    9:00 am - 5:00 pm
  • December 12, 2019
    9:00 am - 5:00 pm

This one day exam prep seminar will prepare you for the Residential Plumbing Contractor License. We plan to send a highlighting guide once you have the book set, whereby you can get started, Please bring a few extra highlighters, a red ink pen and a simple calculator. For more information, see our description of the South (more…)

  • April 4, 2019
    9:00 am - 5:00 pm
  • May 23, 2019
    9:00 am - 5:00 pm
  • June 3, 2019
    9:00 am - 5:00 pm
  • July 1, 2019
    9:00 am - 5:00 pm
  • August 8, 2019
    9:00 am - 5:00 pm
  • September 5, 2019
    9:00 am - 5:00 pm
  • October 3, 2019
    9:00 am - 5:00 pm
  • November 7, 2019
    9:00 am - 5:00 pm
  • December 5, 2019
    9:00 am - 5:00 pm