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South Carolina Pressure & Process Piping

This license covers the installation, maintenance, repair, alteration, or extension of a system of piping, tubing, vessels, containers, pumps, apparatus, and appurtenances in connection with pressure piping used for circulation, transporting, holding, or processing of gas, vapor, fluid, liquid, semi-liquid, or any combination of these.

Boilers, boiler piping, piping used to convey potable water, sanitary sewage, liquefied petroleum, manufactured or natural gas or refrigeration, air conditioning and comfort heating piping are not included in this license.

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Please note that the South Carolina Business and Law exam as well as the South Carolina Pressure and Process Piping 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 $17,500 or less, applicants must submit a self-prepared financial statement showing a net worth of at least $3,500.

  • Group 2 – Allows for jobs of $35,000 or less, applicants must submit a self-prepared financial statement showing a net worth of at least $10,000.

  • Group 3 – Allows for jobs of $100,000 or less, applicants must submit a financial statement that has been compiled or reviewed by a CPA showing a net worth of at least $20,000.

  • Group 4 – Allows for jobs of $200,000 or less, applicants must submit a financial statement that has been compiled or reviewed by a CPA showing a net worth of at least $40,000.

  • 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 $200,000.


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      • 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.

This license covers the installation, maintenance, repair, alteration, or extension of a system of piping, tubing, vessels, containers, pumps, apparatus, and appurtenances in connection with pressure piping used for circulation, transporting, holding, or processing of gas, vapor, fluid, liquid, semi-liquid, or any combination of these.

Boilers, boiler piping, piping used to convey potable water, sanitary sewage, liquefied petroleum, manufactured or natural gas or refrigeration, air conditioning and comfort heating piping are not included in this license.

  



  • 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.
  • South Carolina currently has a reciprocity agreement with Louisiana for this license.

    There are currently no continuing education requirements for this license.

      The South Carolina Pressure and Process Piping exam is administered by PSI.
    • The fee for the exam is $75 in order to pass you must answer 35 correctly.
    • The Pressure and Process Piping 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 joining methods; pipe fitting; safety; reading drawings; codes; materials and components; process equipments; insulation; pipe supports; line labeling.


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

    The references listed in the Right-Hand column 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.

    We currently do not offer a seminar for the South Carolina Pressure & Process Piping exam. We do prepare for the South Carolina Business Law exam and carry many of the approved references for the trade exam. Please contact us for more information. *800-992-1910