Construction Trade Exam Research Area

South Carolina
Residential HVAC

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South Carolina Residential Builders Commission
Synergy Business Park, Kingstree Building
110 Centerview Drive
Columbia, SC  29211
Phone: (803) 896-4696
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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
Insulation 3
Hangers and Supports 3
Sound, Vibration and Seismic Control 1
Heating and Cooling Principles 6
Refrigerants 4
Load Calculations 6
Testing, Adjusting and Balancing 1
Controls 4
A/C and Heat Pump Equipment 6
Furnaces and Heaters 5
Chimneys, Flues and Vents 3
Combustion Air 3
Ducts 14
Ventilation and Exhausts 3
Safety 2
Fuel Gas 5
LP Gas 4
Fuel Oil 2
Piping 5

Total number of test questions: 80
Time Allowed (minutes): 240
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. Manual J -- Residential Load Calculation, 8th Edition, Version 2.5 (includes Version 2), ACCA Buy at Amazon
2. South Carolina International Mechanical Code - OR - International Mechanical Code, 2015, ICC Buy at Amazon
3. ACCA Ductulator (Duct Slide Rule), ACCA Buy at Amazon
4. Code of Federal Regulations - 29 CFR Part 1926 (OSHA), GPO- OR - (OSHA) Selections by PSI, (latest amendments) Buy from Publisher
5. Modern Refrigeration and Air Conditioning, 19th or 20th Edition, 2017, Althous, Turnquist, Bowditch, Bracciano Buy at Amazon
6. HVAC Duct Construction Standards - Metal and Flexible, 3rd Edition, 2005, SMACNA Buy at Amazon
7. South Carolina International Fuel Gas Code - OR - International Fuel Gas Code, 2015, ICC Buy at Amazon
8. Residential Oil Burners, 3rd Edition, 2007, Herb Weinberger Buy at Amazon
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