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South Carolina

Commercial Packaged Equipment Contractor (HVACR)

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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
Exam Content
Subject Areas# of
General Piping1
General Tubing1
Pipe Assembly1
Piping Systems2
Drain Piping1
Piping Insulation1
Hangers and Supports (General)1
Mechanical Sound, Vibration, and Seismic Control1
Heating and Cooling Principles2
Load Calculations8
Heating and Cooling Equipment1
Testing, Adjusting, and Balancing (TAB)2
HVACR Control Fundamentals1
Control Schematics and Wiring Diagrams1
HVACR Control Systems1
Machine Room1
Air Conditioning Systems6
Heat Pumps5
Furnaces (Warm Air Heating Equipment)2
Chimneys, Flues, Vents, and Vent Connectors3
Combustion Air2
General Fuel Knowledge1
Natural Gas1
General Duct Systems Knowledge and Principles4
Duct Conversion / Equivalencies4
Mechanical Sheet Metal Devices / Systems2
Duct System Components5
Metal Ducts3
Fiberglass Ducts1
Filtering Systems1
Ventilation Equipment and Devices2
Exhaust Systems2
General Electrical Knowledge2
Requirements for Electrical Installations1
Electrical / Electronic Fundamentals1
Fire Rated Construction1
General Plan Reading1
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Time allowed (hours):

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
South Carolina International Mechanical Code [or] International Mechanical Code, 2018, ICC
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South Carolina International Fuel Gas Code [or] International Fuel Gas Code, 2018, ICC
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ACCA Ductulator (Duct Slide Rule), ACCA
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Trane Ductulator, Current, Trane
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Code of Federal Regulations, 29 CFR Part 1926 (OSHA), GPO [or] (OSHA) Selections by PSI
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Manual N - Load Calculation for Commercial Summer & Winter Air Conditioning, 5th Edition, ACCA
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Manual D - Duct Design for Residential Winter and Summer Air Conditioning, 3rd Edition, ACCA
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Manual J - Residential Load Calculation, 8th Edition, ACCA
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Pipefitter’s Handbook, 3rd Edition, Forrest R. Lindsey
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Refrigeration and Air Conditioning Technology, 6th Edition, W. C. Whitman and W. M. Johnson, Delmar ITP
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Modern Refrigeration and Air Conditioning, 19th or 20th Edition, Althous, Turnquist, Bowditch, Bracciano
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Trane Air Conditioning Manual, (see p.6 of order form) Trane Company
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ASHRAE Handbook of Fundamentals, 1997, ASHRAE
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Available Study Materials
PSI OSHA Selections
Practice Exam

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.

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