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 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 20, 2020
    9:00 am - 5:00 pm
    - Registration for Residential Plumbing Contractor License, Greenville
  • June 8, 2020
    9:00 am - 5:00 pm
    - Registration for Residential Plumbing Contractor License, Greenville
  • July 13, 2020
    9:00 am - 5:00 pm
    - Registration for Residential Plumbing Contractor License, Greenville
  • August 10, 2020
    9:00 am - 5:00 pm
    - Registration for Residential Plumbing Contractor License, Greenville
  • September 14, 2020
    9:00 am - 5:00 pm
    - Registration for Residential Plumbing Contractor License, Greenville
  • October 5, 2020
    9:00 am - 5:00 pm
    - Registration for Residential Plumbing Contractor License, Greenville
  • November 2, 2020
    9:00 am - 5:00 pm
    - Registration for Residential Plumbing Contractor License, Greenville
  • December 3, 2020
    9:00 am - 5:00 pm
    - Registration for Residential Plumbing Contractor License, Greenville

This one day exam prep seminar will prepare you for the Residential Plumbing Contractor 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, 2020
    9:00 am - 5:00 pm
  • June 25, 2020
    9:00 am - 5:00 pm
  • July 23, 2020
    9:00 am - 5:00 pm
  • August 20, 2020
    9:00 am - 5:00 pm
  • September 28, 2020
    9:00 am - 5:00 pm
  • October 29, 2020
    9:00 am - 5:00 pm
  • November 16, 2020
    9:00 am - 5:00 pm
  • December 14, 2020
    9:00 am - 5:00 pm

This one day exam prep seminar will prepare you for the Residential Plumbing Contractor 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 16, 2020
    9:00 am - 5:00 pm
    - Registration for Residential Plumbing Contractor License, Greenville
  • July 16, 2020
    9:00 am - 5:00 pm
    - Registration for Residential Plumbing Contractor License, Greenville
  • October 23, 2020
    9:00 am - 5:00 pm
    - Registration for Residential Plumbing Contractor License, Greenville