Construction Trade Exam Research Area

South Carolina
Residential Builder

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South Carolina Residential Builders Commission
Synergy Business Park, Kingstree Building
110 Centerview Drive
Columbia, SC  29211
Phone: (803) 896-4696
Licensing Board Web Site

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PSI Licensure : Certification
3210 E. Tropicana
Las Vegas, NV 89121
Phone: (800) 733-9267
Candidate Information Web Page

Exam Type


Exam Content

Subject Areas # of
General Building Construction 74
Residential Electrical 12
Residential HVAC 12
Residential Plumbing 12

Total number of test questions: 110
Time Allowed (minutes): 360
The state of South Carolina also requires that you take and pass a written Business Management exam for this trade.

Go to Business and Law Offering

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 Buy at Amazon
2. Carpentry and Building Construction, 2010 or 2016 (Student Edition), John Feirer, and Mark Feirer. Buy at Amazon
3. The Contractor's Guide to Quality Concrete Construction, 3rd Edition, ASCC Buy at Amazon
4. Modern Masonry: Brick, Block, Stone, 8th Edition, 2015, Clois E. Kicklighter Buy at Amazon
5. Guide to Good Practice for Handing, Installing, Restraining, and Bracing of Metal Plate Connected Wood Truses, 2013, Wood Truss Council of America. PDF File Link
6. Gypsum Construction Handbook, 7th Edition, 2014, USG Buy at Amazon
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