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Residential South Carolina Electrical License

The Residential South Carolina Electrical License course covers everything you’ll need to pass the exam.

The South Carolina Electrical License is a specialty license, issued to an individual, not a business entity, for anyone engaging in residential electrical 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.

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South Carolina Electrical Residential License Exam Content Outline

The residential electrical license exam has 60 questions. You will need to answer 44 questions correctly to pass the exam. You will have 180 minutes to complete the exam.

Note: All candidates for Electrical License are required to pass the Business Management and Law for residential builders examination as well as the Residential Electrical examination. The Business Management and Law content you will need to know for the exam is included in this class. The Electrical exam will include questions from these categories (more detail available in the CIB):

  1. General Electrical Knowledge (13 items)
  2. Service, Feeders, and Branch circuits (15 items)
  3. Overcurrent Protection (5 items)
  4. Grounding and Bonding (6 items)
  5. Conductors and Cables (5 items)
  6. Raceways and Boxes (4 items)
  7. Lighting (4 items)
  8. Specialty – pool/spa, garages, generators, wheelchair lifts (4 items)
  9. Safety Information (4 items)

Reference Books [Click Here to Purchase Books]

  • NFPA 70 National Electrical Code, 2014 edition OR National Electrical Code Handbook, National Fire Protection Association, www.nfpa.org
  • South Carolina International Residential Code for One- and Two-Family Dwellings OR International Residential Code for One-and Two-Family Dwellings, 2015, OR International Residential Code Commentary (Volumes 1 and 2), International Code Council, (800) 786-4452, www.iccsafe.org
  • Tom Henry’s Keyword Index
  • Code of Federal Regulations – 29 CFR Part 1926 (OSHA), with the latest available amendments, U.S. Government Printing Office, (866) 512-1800 OR Code of Federal Regulations – 29 CFR Part 1926 Selections by PSI, with latest available amendments, (866) 589-3088, www.psionlinestore.com (see order form at the end of the Candidate Information Bulletin.)
  • NASCLA Contractors Guide to Business, Law and Project Management – South Carolina Residential Builders, 7th Edition 2nd Printing

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 the SC Residential Electrical license. More information about this class, including recommended books, can be found on the South Carolina Residential Electrical License exam prep page. (more…)

  • January 17, 2019
    9:00 am - 5:00 pm
  • March 14, 2019
    9:00 am - 5:00 pm
  • May 16, 2019
    9:00 am - 5:00 pm
  • July 11, 2019
    9:00 am - 5:00 pm
  • September 19, 2019
    9:00 am - 5:00 pm
  • November 21, 2019
    9:00 am - 5:00 pm

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…)

  • February 21, 2019
    9:00 am - 5:00 pm
  • April 11, 2019
    9:00 am - 5:00 pm
  • June 6, 2019
    9:00 am - 5:00 pm
  • August 15, 2019
    9:00 am - 5:00 pm
  • October 10, 2019
    9:00 am - 5:00 pm
  • December 19, 2019
    9:00 am - 5:00 pm