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South Carolina

Commercial Air Conditioning 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
Exam Provider
PSI Licensure: Certification
3210 E. Tropicana
Las Vegas, NV  89121
Phone:  (855) 340-3701
Exam Type
OPEN  BOOK
Exam Content
Content Areas
(from PSI bulletin)
# of
Questions
General Piping1
General Tubing1
Pipe Assembly1
Piping Systems4
Drain Piping1
Valves1
Piping Specialties1
Pumps2
Piping Insulation1
Hangers & Supports (General)1
Mechanical Sound, Vibration & Seismic Control1
Water Treatment for Mechanical Systems1
Heating & Cooling Principles2
Refrigerants1
Load Calculations7
Heating & Cooling Equipment1
Air Compressors1
Testing, Adjusting & Balancing (TAB)2
HVACR Control Fundamentals1
Control Schematics & Wiring Diagrams1
HVACR Control Systems1
Machine Room1
Air Conditioning Systems3
Heat Pumps4
Furnaces (Warm Air Heating Equipment)2
Specialized Heaters2
Chimneys, Flues, Vents & Vent Connectors3
Combustion Air2
General Fuel Knowledge1
Natural Gas2
LP Gas2
General Duct Systems Knowledge & Principles4
Duct Conversions / Equivalencies4
Mechanical Sheet Metal Devices / Systems2
Duct System Components5
Metal Ducts3
Fiberglass Ducts1
Filtering Systems1
Ventilation Equipment & Devices1
Exhaust Systems2
Safety2
Total number of test questions:
80
Time allowed (hours):
4.0

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.
South Carolina Mechanical Code, 2018, ICC
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2.
South Carolina Fuel Gas Code, 2018, ICC
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3.
Code of Federal Regulations, 29 CFR Part 1926 (OSHA), GPO [or] (OSHA) Selections by PSI
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4.
Manual N: Load Calculation for Commercial Summer & Winter Air Conditioning, 5th Edition, ACCA
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5.
Manual D: Residential Duct Systems, 3rd Edition, ACCA
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6.
Manual J: Residential Load Calculation, 8th Edition, ACCA
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7.
Pipefitter’s Handbook, 3rd Edition, 1967, Forrest Lindsey
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8.
ACCA Ductulator (Duct Slide Rule), ACCA
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9.
Refrigeration & Air Conditioning Technology, 6th Edition, Whitman and Johnson, Delmar ITP
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10.
Modern Refrigeration and Air Conditioning, 19th or 20th Edition, Althous, Turnquist, Bowditch, Bracciano
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11.
Trane Air Conditioning Manual, (see p.6 of order form) Trane Company
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12.
ASHRAE Handbook of Fundamentals, 1997, ASHRAE
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Available Study Materials
PSI OSHA Selections
Study Guide
$54.95

Sample questions are based on the PSI publication titled “29 CFR PART 1926 Selections, as of June 2013” (hightlighted in green above).

This file contains approx. 800 sample questions.

REMINDER:  PSI uses this book for many exams they offer.  Not all sections of this code will apply to your exam.

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