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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 Services LLC
3210 E. Tropicana Ave
Las Vegas, NV  89121
Phone:  (855)  340-3701
Exam Type
OPEN  BOOK
Exam Content
Content 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

All Commercial General and Mechanical Contractors are required to pass Business Management & Law exam in addition to any technical examinations required for the specific license category or subcategory.

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] The 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 14th  Edition, Shoemaker/Mack
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5.
National Electrical Code (NFPA-70), 2017, NFPA
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6.
South Carolina 811 Excavator Manual
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NOTICE:  If your PSI exam bulletin shows the 16th Edition (out-of-print version) of the American Electricians' Handbook, it has not been updated to show the current the 17th edition.

NOTICE:  The bulletin calls out an NEC version with "SC modifications" that can be found on the NFPA web site.  This is false.  NFPA does not provide localized versions of the code.

If you want to see the exact code modifications to the NEC (only effects two sections: 90 & 210), you'll have to start on this web page: South Carolina Building Codes Council and work your way up from the 2005 version which is where they started.  Where it says "Continued", go to the previous version to find the change.

QUESTION:  “What is the difference between the National Electrical Code (NEC) and the NEC Handbook?”.  The Handbook has the same content as the NEC 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
1a.
Ferm’s Fast Finder Index, 2017, IAEI
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1b.
Tom Henry's Key Word Index, 2017, Tom Henry
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We highly recommend that you purchase one of the two NEC index 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 subjects covered in the exam and are far more detailed than the index at the end of the code book.

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” (highlighted 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.

We also include a table showing the relationship between our questions and OSHA code sections.  Corrections to the original PSI publication are noted.

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