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South Carolina
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) 896-4686
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PSI Licensure: Certification ™
3210 E. Tropicana
Las Vegas, NV  89121
Phone:  (800) 733-9267
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Exam Type

OPEN  BOOK

Exam Content

Subject Areas# of
Questions
General Electrical Knowledge14
Low Voltage9
Intrusion Detection and Alarm Systems10
Alarm Technology17
Total number of test questions:
50
Time allowed (hours):
3.0

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

1.
National Electrical Code (NFPA-70) [or] National Electrical Code Handbook, 2014, NFPA
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2.
Understanding and Servicing Alarm Systems, 3rd Edition, H. William Trimmer
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3.
Security: A Guide to Security Design and Equipment Selection and Installation, 2nd Edition, 1994, Neil Cummings
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4.
Security Industry Dictionary, 2nd Edition, (Out of Print), NBFAA
 
5.
Certified Alarm Technicians Manual - Level 1, 2017, NBFAA (can only be obtained by taking a 22 hour course through PSI. Cost $400)
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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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