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South Carolina

Commercial Public Electrical Utility 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
Subject Areas# of
Questions
Transformers6
Electrical Knowledge5
Conductors5
Overhead Lines7
Underground Lines4
Equipment and Safety8
Grounding Methods3
Service Drops and Laterals4
Poles and Structures4
Electric Supply Stations4
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 Safety Code (C2-1997), 1997, IEEE
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2.
National Electrical Code (NFPA-70), [or] National Electrical Code Handbook, 2017, NFPA
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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.
Lineman's and Cableman's Handbook, 12th or 13th  Edition, Thomas M. Shoemaker, James E. Mack
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5.
American Electricians‘ Handbook, 16th Edition, Terrell Croft, Wilford Summers
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6.
South Carolina 811 Excavator Manual, 2018
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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 NEC book with additional drawings and explainations inserted.

The Handbook was designed for engineers and inspectors.  The typical exam candidate should not use it as a prefered reference unless they are using it for inspection jobs in their day-to-day work.

Additional Recommended Books
1.
Ferm‘s Fast Finder Index, 2017, IAEI
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2.
Tom Henry‘s Key Word Index, 2017, Tom Henry
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We highly recommend that you purchase one of the reference books above to study for your exam.  Each book is a comprehensive subject index to the NEC.  They provide an even faster way to look up answers in the code and are far more detailed than the index at the end of the code book.

3.
Ugly‘s Electrical References, 2017, George Hart (also obtained at most Lowe‘s Home Centers)
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The book above contains practical applications of the NEC such as Ohm‘s Law, series/parallel circuits, voltage drop, load calculations, motor phases, impediance, inductance and math formulas you are expected to know.  The "Basic Knowledge" covered in the exam is assumed and sometimes not listed as a subject. This book also covers subjects listed as "Calculations and Theory".

Available Study Materials
PSI OSHA Selections
Practice Exam
$74.95

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.

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