South Carolina Electrician Exam

Need of a License: Electrical contractors need a license to work in South Carolina. There is no state licensing of journeyman electricians, who are instead licensed at the local level.
 
Who Grants a License:   Electrician licenses are granted by the State Licensing Board for Contractors.
 
Qualifications Needed to Receive a License:
 
Electrical Contractor: A candidate must provide a financial statement, Technical and Business Management/Law Score Sheets or a Letter of Good Standing from a qualifying state, and an experience affidavit.  The applicant must successfully complete the exam and have 2 years’ experience within the past 5 years.
 
Exam Requirements:  A candidate for an electrical contractor license must pass the Electrical Contractor Examination.
 
How to Apply for a License:  A candidate for licensure must complete/send an application to the South Carolina Contractor’s Licensing Board. The telephone number to reach the board is (803) 896-4686.
 
The application form may be found at Applications/Forms.
 
Test Content:
 
Master Electrician Exam - The electrical contractor exam consists of 80 questions on electrical principles with a time limit of 4 hours and 50 questions on business management/law with a time limit of 2 hours.  There is also a take-home exam.  A candidate needs at least a 70% grade to pass.
 
The exam covers the following subject areas:
  • General Electrical Knowledge
  • Service, Feeders, and Branch Circuits
  • Grounding and Bonding
  • Conductors and Cables
  • Raceways and Boxes
  • Special Occupancies and Equipment
  • Electrical Power
  • Motors
  • Low Voltage
  • Lighting
  • Illuminated Signs
  • Fire Detection and Alarm Systems
  • Safety Information
For more information about the test, see the Candidate Booklet.
 
Fees:  There is an examination fee.
 
Who Administers the Test:  PSI - They can be contacted at 800-733-9267 or online at https://candidate.psiexams.com/.
 
License Renewal Requirements: The license must be renewed every two years.
 
Applicable Code: NEC 2014
 
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To prepare for your electrician exam, use the following two practice exams by Ray Holder (Master Electrician and Certified Electrical Trade Instructor) which have 300 questions with fully explained answers:For more information on licensing and exam prep, go to Tests.com's Journeyman and Master Electrician Test Guide.

And take Tests.com's free Journeyman Electrician Practice Test and the Master Electrician Practice Test.

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