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South Carolina
Residential Builder

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South Carolina Residential Builder’s Commission ™
Synergy Business Park - Kingstree Building
110 Centerview Dr.
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

OPEN  BOOK

Exam Content

Subject Areas# of
Questions
General Building Construction74
Residential Electrical12
Residential HVAC12
Residential Plumbing12
Total number of test questions:
110
Time allowed (minutes):
360

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.
South Carolina International Residential Code [or] International Residential Code [or] International Residential Code Commentary (Volumes 1 and 2), 2015, ICC
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2.
Carpentry and Building Construction, 2010 or 2016 (Student Edition), John Feirer, and Mark Feirer
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3.
The Contractor's Guide to Quality Concrete Construction, 3rd Edition, ASCC
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4.
Modern Masonry: Brick, Block, Stone, 8th Edition, 2015, Clois Kicklighter
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5.
Guide to Good Practice for Handing, Installing, Restraining, and Bracing of Metal Plate Connected Wood Truses, 2013, Wood Truss Council of America
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6.
Gypsum Construction Handbook, 7th Edition, 2014, USG
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