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South Carolina Residential Electricians License

The South Carolina Residential Electrical license covers all electric work on residential structures consisting of sixteen units or less and not exceeding 3 stories in height.

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

Financial requirements:

 

  • All applicants must submit a credit report with their application. After passing the exams, Residential Contractors are required to obtain a Surety Bond of at least $15,000.

     

    Experience required:

     

  • Contractor must show one year of experience under the supervision of a licensed residential builder or other appropriately licensed individual in the desired classification.
  • Pre-Approval for testing is required.

     

  • The South Carolina Residential Electrical license covers all electric work on residential structures consisting of sixteen units or less and not exceeding 3 stories in height.

    The first step in the licensing process is to gain pre-approval by submitting an application to the Residential Contractors Licensing Board documenting your experience and financial information.

    Once approved, you may take the necessary exams. To apply, contact the South Carolina Residential Builders Commission at (803) 896-4696.

    An application fee of $100 must be sent with the application when seeking pre-approval.

    Licenses renew July 1 of each even numbered year.

    The licensing fee for the Residential Electrical is $50 for 12 months or less and $100 for 12 months or more. The licensing fee is due after passing the exam.

    South Carolina currently has no reciprocity agreement with others states for this license.

    There are currently no continuing education requirements for this license.


    • The South Carolina Residential Electrical exam is administered by PSI.
    • The fee for the exam is $75 and in order to pass you must answer 44 correctly.The Residential Electrical exam is an open-book exam with 60 questions to complete in 3 hours.
    • The trade exam may only be taken three times in a 12-month period.

      Topics on the exam include general electrical knowledge; services, feeders, and branch circuits; overcurrent protection; grounding and bonding; conductors and cables; raceways and boxes; lighting; specialty-pool/spa, garages, generators, wheelchair lifts; safety.


    • 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.


    Effective January 14, 2020, either the 2015 or 2018 Edition of the Residential Code book can be used. Effective April 1, 2020, the exam will be based on the 2018 Edition of the Residential Code.


    Effective January 14, 2020, either the 2014 or 2017 Edition of the National Electrical Code book can be used. Effective April 1, 2020, the exam will be based on the 2017 Edition of the NEC.

    We offer the approved reference materials for the South Carolina Residential Electrical examination. We also offer preparation for the South Carolina Residential Business Law exam which is necessary to obtain this license. Please contact us at 1-800-992-1910 for additional information.