Construction Trade Exam Research Area

South Carolina
Commercial Packaged Equipment Contractor (HVACR)

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South Carolina Contractor's Licensing Board
Synergy Business Park - Kingstree Building
110 Centerview Dr.
Columbia, SC  29210
Phone: (803) 896-4300
Licensing Board Web Site

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


Exam Content

Subject Areas # of
General Piping 1
General Tubing 1
Pipe Assembly 1
Piping Systems 2
Drain Piping 1
Valves 1
Piping Insulation 1
Hangers and Supports (General) 1
Mechanical Sound, Vibration, and Seismic Control 1
Heating and Cooling Principles 2
Refrigerants 1
Load Calculations 8
Heating and Cooling Equipment 1
Testing, Adjusting, and Balancing (TAB) 2
HVACR Control Fundamentals 1
Control Schematics and Wiring Diagrams 1
HVACR Control Systems 1
Machine Room 1
Air Conditioning Systems 6
Heat Pumps 5
Furnaces (Warm Air Heating Equipment) 2
Chimneys, Flues, Vents, and Vent Connectors 3
Combustion Air 2
General Fuel Knowledge 1
Natural Gas 1
General Duct Systems Knowledge and Principles 4
Duct Conversion / Equivalencies 4
Mechanical Sheet Metal Devices / Systems 2
Duct System Components 5
Metal Ducts 3
Fiberglass Ducts 1
Filtering Systems 1
Ventilation Equipment and Devices 2
Exhaust Systems 2
General Electrical Knowledge 2
Requirements for Electrical Installations 1
Electrical / Electronic Fundamentals 1
Safety 2
Fire Rated Construction 1
General Plan Reading 1

Total number of test questions: 80
Time allowed (hours): 4.0
The state of South Carolina also requires that you take and pass a written Business Management exam for this trade.

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Books Allowed in the Exam

1. South Carolina International Mechanical Code - OR - International Mechanical Code, 2015, ICC Buy at Amazon
2. South Carolina International Fuel Gas Code - OR - International Fuel Gas Code, 2015, ICC Buy at Amazon
3. ACCA Ductulator (Duct Slide Rule), ACCA Buy at Amazon
4. Trane Ductulator, Current, Trane Buy at Amazon
5. Code of Federal Regulations - 29 CFR Part 1926 (OSHA), GPO - OR - (OSHA) Selections by PSI, (latest amendments) Buy from Publisher
6. Manual N - Load Calculation for Commercial Summer & Winter Air Conditioning, 5th Edition, ACCA Buy at Amazon
7. Manual D - Duct Design for Residential Winter and Summer Air Conditioning, 3rd Edition, ACCA Buy at Amazon
8. Manual J -- Residential Load Calculation, 8th Edition, ACCA Buy at Amazon
9. Pipefitter’s Handbook, 3rd Edition, Forrest R. Lindsey Buy at Amazon
10. Refrigeration and Air Conditioning Technology, 6th Edition, W. C. Whitman and W. M. Johnson, Delmar ITP Buy at Amazon
11. Modern Refrigeration and Air Conditioning, 19th or 20th Edition, Althous, Turnquist, Bowditch, Bracciano Buy at Amazon
12. Trane Air Conditioning Manual, Order form, page 5, Trane Company Web Page Link
13. ASHRAE Handbook of Fundamentals, 1997, ASHRAE Buy at Amazon
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