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 South Carolina Contractors Licensing Board.
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.
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
- Low Voltage
- 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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