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South Carolina Burglar Alarm

The South Carolina Burglar Alarms license covers the design, installation, service, maintenance, or alteration of burglar alarm systems, and heat and smoke sensors installed within burglar alarm systems. A burglar alarm system detects intrusion, burglary, and breaking and entering but does not include health care signaling devices.

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Required Books 

The references listed below are permitted to be taken into the examination. These references may be tabbed (with permanent index tabs) and highlighted. They are available for purchase from our online contractor’s bookstore or by calling our office at 1-800-992-1910.

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Please note that the South Carolina Business and Law exam as well as the South Carolina Burglar Alarms exam is required to be passed to obtain your contractors license.

Financial requirements:

All licenses that fall under the category of General Contractor are divided in five financial categories based on net worth:

  • Group 1 – Allows for jobs of $50,000 or less, applicants must submit a self-prepared financial statement showing a net worth of at least $10,000.
  • Group 2 – Allows for jobs of $200,000 or less, applicants must submit a self-prepared financial statement showing a net worth of at least $40,000.
  • Group 3 – Allows for jobs of $500,000 or less, applicants must submit a financial statement that has been compiled or reviewed by a CPA showing a net worth of at least $100,000.
  • Group 4 – Allows for jobs of $1,500,000 or less, applicants must submit a financial statement that has been compiled or reviewed by a CPA showing a net worth of at least $175,000.
  • Group 5 – There are no financial limits on the size of job allowed, applicants must submit an audited financial statement that has been prepared by a CPA showing a net worth of at least $250,000.
  • Experience required:

  • Within the past five years, contractor must show two years of actual work experience as a full-time employee in the desired classification. Only commercial experience is accepted.
  • Have a certificate of completion from the National Training School for Burglar Alarms by taking the Level 1 training course. Information on obtaining NTS Level I Certification may be obtained from the SC Alarm Association at 803-252-0580.
  • The applicant must submit a list of all qualifying parties, registered employees, and branch offices in order to be licensed by the department and submit a criminal background check of the entity's principal officers, all qualifying parties, and registered employees. The background check must indicate that these individuals are at least eighteen years of age and have not been convicted of any criminal act or committed any acts which are grounds for the denial of a license under this chapter.
  • All branch offices must be registered with the state.

The South Carolina Burglar Alarms license covers the design, installation, service, maintenance, or alteration of burglar alarm systems, and heat and smoke sensors installed within burglar alarm systems. A burglar alarm system detects intrusion, burglary, and breaking and entering but does not include health care signaling devices.

The first step in the licensing process is to pass the exams.

  • A completed application will then be submitted to the state licensing board with documentation of your experience, financial information and your passing test scores.
  • To apply, contact the South Carolina Contractors Licensing Board at (803) 896-4686.
  • The licensing fee for all commercial licenses is $350.
  • Important Contacts

    To apply for a Contractors license, contact:

    Licensing Board for Contractors
    Post Office Box 11329
    Columbia, SC 29211
    (803)896-4686
    To apply for a Residential Builders license, contact:

    Residential Builders Commission
    Post Office Box 11329
    Columbia, SC 29211
    (803)896-4696
    South Carolina exams are given by:

    PSI Licensure: Certification
    ATTN: Examination Registration SC
    3210 E Tropicana
    Las Vegas, NV 89121
    (800) 733-9267 phone
    702.932.2666 fax

    South Carolina currently has no reciprocity agreements for this license.

    There are currently no continuing education requirements for this license.

    • The South Carolina Burglar Alarms exam is administered by PSI.
    • The fee for the exam is $60 and in order to pass you must answer 35 correctly.
    • The Burglar Alarms exam is an open-book exam with 50 questions to complete in 3 hours.
    • The trade exam may only be taken twice in a 12-month period, and thereafter only once in six months.
    • Topics on the exam include general electrical knowledge; alarm technology; low voltage; intrusion detection & alarm systems

    • To schedule your exam contact PSI at 1-800-733-9267.

      We currently do not offer a preparation seminar for the South Carolina Burglar Alarms exam. We do offer the approved reference materials for the South Carolina Burglar Alarms examination and a seminar for the South Carolina Business Law that is also required. Please contact us at 1-800-992-1910 for additional information.