Commercial Burglar Alarm Contractor
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South Carolina Contractor’s Licensing Board ™
Synergy Business Park - Kingstree Building
110 Centerview Dr.
Columbia, SC 29210
Phone: (803) 896-4686Licensing Board Web Site
|Subject Areas||# of|
|General Electrical Knowledge||14|
|Intrusion Detection and Alarm Systems||10|
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In addition to the trade-specific examination, you may be required to pass the Business and Law Exam offered by PSI or take an "approved" Business and Law course
Books Allowed in the Exam
National Electrical Code (NFPA-70) [or] National Electrical Code Handbook, 2014, NFPA
Understanding and Servicing Alarm Systems, 3rd Edition, H. William Trimmer
Security: A Guide to Security Design and Equipment Selection and Installation, 2nd Edition, 1994, Neil Cummings
Security Industry Dictionary, 2nd Edition, (Out of Print), NBFAA
Certified Alarm Technicians Manual - Level 1, 2017, NBFAA (can only be obtained by taking a 22 hour course through PSI. Cost $400)
QUESTION: “What is the difference between the National Electrical Code (NEC) and the NEC Handbook (both published by NFPA)?”. The Handbook has the same content as the Code book with additional drawings and explainations inserted.
The Handbook was designed for engineers and inspectors and the typical exam candidate should not need to use it as a reference.
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