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South Carolina
Commercial Fire Alarm Contractor

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South Carolina Contractor’s Licensing Board ™
Synergy Business Park - Kingstree Building
110 Centerview Dr.
Columbia, SC  29210
Phone: (803) 896-4686
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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 Electrical Knowledge15
Low Voltage15
Fire Detection and Alarm Systems20
Total number of test questions:
50
Time allowed (hours):
3.0

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.
National Electrical Code (NFPA-70) [or] National Electrical Code Handbook, 2014, NFPA
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2.
NFPA 72: National Fire Alarm and Signaling Code, 2013, NFPA
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3.
Fire Alarm Signaling Systems Handbook, 3rd Edition, 2003 (same as NFPA 72 but out of print), Bukowski and O‘Laughlin, NFPA
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QUESTION:  “What is the difference between the National Electrical Code (NEC) and the NEC Handbook (both published by NFPA)?”.  The Handbook has the same content as the Code book with additional drawings and explainations inserted.

The Handbook was designed for engineers and inspectors and the typical exam candidate should not need to use it as a reference.

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