South Carolina Residential HVAC license

The South Carolina Residential HVAC License (Air Conditioning) is a specialty license, issued to an individual, not a business entity, for anyone engaging in residential HVAC 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. Residential HVAC work includes A/C and Heat pump equipment, LP and Natural Gas, including piping, fuel oil appliances and piping, ductwork and other associated trades.

Download the Residential Contractor Candidate Information Bulletin, and find out more about exam fees and create an account with PSI.

Course Length: 8 Hours

South Carolina Residential HVAC License Exam Content Outline

There are 80 questions in the South Carolina HVAC license examination. You will need to answer 52 questions correctly in order to pass. You are allowed 4 hours to complete this examination.

  1. Insulation (3 items)
  2. Hangers and Supports (3 items)
  3. Sound, Vibration & Seismic Control (1 item)
  4. Heating and Cooling Principles (6 items)
  5. Refrigerants (4 items)
  6. Load Calculations (6 items)
  7. Testing, Adjusting and Balancing (1 item)
  8. Controls (4 items)
  9. A/C and Heat Pump Equipment (6 items)
  10. Furnaces and Heaters (5 items)
  11. Chimneys, Flues and Vents (3 items)
  12. Combustion Air (3 items)
  13. Ducts (14 items)
  14. Ventilation and Exhausts (3 items)
  15. Safety (2 items)
  16. Fuel Gas (5 items)
  17. LP Gas (4 items)
  18. Fuel Oil (2 items)
  19. Piping (5 items)

Reference Books [Click Here to Purchase Books]

  • Please refer to the Contractor Book Warehouse (linked above) for all needed reference books.

Upcoming South Carolina HVAC License exam prep classes in South Carolina

This one day exam prep seminar will prepare you for the Residential SC HVAC 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…)

  • October 27, 2021
    9:00 am - 5:00 pm
  • November 17, 2021
    9:00 am - 5:00 pm
  • December 15, 2021
    9:00 am - 5:00 pm