Construction Trade Exam Research Area

South Carolina
Commercial Building Contractor
(Unlimited - NASCLA-Accredited)

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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
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Las Vegas, NV 89121
Phone: (800) 733-9267
Candidate Information Web Page

Exam Type


Exam Content

Subject Areas # of
Planning and Estimating 21
Financial and Project Management 21
Safety 19
Site Construction 15
Concrete 8
Masonry 3
Metals 5
Wood Foundations and Framing 5
Thermal Moisture Protection 4
Doors, Windows and Glazing 5
Finishes 7
Specialty Equipment and Conveyance Systems 2

Total number of test questions: 115
Time allowed (minutes): 330
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. Construction Jobsite Management, 4th Edition, William R. Mincks, Hal Johnston Buy at Amazon
2. Construction Project Management, 4th Edition, Frederick Gould, Nancy Joyce Buy at Amazon
3. ACI 318-11 or ACI 318-14: Building Code Requirements for Structural Concrete and Commentary, 2011 or 2014, ACI Buy at Amazon
4. Guide to Good Practice for Handing, Installing, Restraining, and Bracing of Metal Plate Connected Wood Truses, 2015 (Revises 2013), Wood Truss Council of America PDF File Link
5. NASCLA Contractor's Guide to Business, Law, and Project Management - Basic Edition, 10th or 11th Edition, NASCLA Buy at Amazon
6. Erectors' Manual: Standards and Guidelines for the Erection of Precast Concrete Products, 2nd Edition, 1999, Precast/Prestressed Concrete Institute Buy at Amazon
7. Training and Certification of Field Personnel for Unbonded Post-Tensioning - Level 1 Field Fundamentals, 3rd Edition, 2003, Post-Tensioning Institute Buy at Amazon
8. SDI Manual of Construction with Steel Deck, 2nd Edition, SDI PDF File Link
9. Pipe and Excavation Contracting, 2011, Dave Roberts Buy at Amazon
10. Gypsum Construction Handbook, 7th Edition, USG Buy at Amazon
11. Placing Reinforcing Bars, 9th Edition, CRSI Buy at Amazon
12. Handling and Erection of Steel Joists and Joist Girders, Technical Digest No. 9, 3rd Edition, 2008, Steel Joist Institute Buy at Amazon
13. Modern Masonry: Brick, Block, Stone, 8th Edition, Clois E. Kicklighter Buy at Amazon
14. Principles and Practices of Commercial Construction, 9th Edition, Cameron K. Andres and Ronald C. Smith Buy at Amazon
15. Code of Federal Regulations - 29 CFR Part 1926 (OSHA), GPO [or] (OSHA) Selections by PSI Buy from Publisher
16. Carpentry and Building Construction, 2010 or 2016 (Student Edition), John Feirer, and Mark Feirer Buy at Amazon
17. ANSI Accessible and Usable Buildings and Facilities, 2017 (Revises 2009), ANSI Buy from Publisher
18. Roofing Construction and Estimating, 1995, Daniel Atcheson Buy at Amazon
19. The Contractor's Guide to Quality Concrete Construction, 3rd Edition, ASCC Buy at Amazon
20. Green Building Fundamentals, 2nd Edition, Michael Montoya Buy at Amazon
21. South Carolina International Building Code - OR - International Building Code, 2015, ICC Buy at Amazon
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