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South Carolina Residential Plumbing License

This license covers all plumbing work on residential structures consisting of sixteen units or less, and not exceeding 3-stories in height.

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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 Residential Plumbing 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.
  • This license covers all plumbing 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 Plumbing is $50 for 12 months or less and $100 for 12 months or more. The licensing fee is due after passing the exam.

    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 agreement with others states for this license, however it can be obtained without taking an exam if the applicant has a current South Carolina Mechanical License or has a current Master license obtained by exam.

    There are currently no continuing education requirements for this license.

    • The South Carolina Residential Plumbing exam is administered by PSI.
    • The fee for the exam is $75 and In order to pass you must answer 44 correctly.
    • The Residential HVAC exam is an open-book exam with 65 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 plumbing knowledge and regulations; piping, valves, and controls; fixtures and equipments; water supply; drain, waste and vent and sewers; isometric analysis; safety; specialty applications.

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

    We offer the approved reference materials for the South Carolina Residential Plumbing examination but do not currently offer a preparation seminar. 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.