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South Carolina

Residential Builder

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South Carolina Residential Builder’s Commission
Synergy Business Park - Kingstree Building
110 Centerview Dr.
Columbia, SC  29211
Phone: (803) 896-4696
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
General Building Construction74
Residential Electrical12
Residential HVAC12
Residential Plumbing12
Total number of test questions:
110
Time allowed (minutes):
360

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 International Residential Code [or] International Residential Code [or] International Residential Code Commentary (Volumes 1 and 2), 2018, ICC
Buy from ICC
2.
Carpentry and Building Construction, 2010 or 2016 (Student Edition), John Feirer, and Mark Feirer
Buy at Amazon
3.
The Contractor's Guide to Quality Concrete Construction, 3rd Edition, ASCC
Buy at Amazon
4.
Modern Masonry: Brick, Block, Stone, 8th Edition, 2015, Clois Kicklighter
Buy at Amazon
5.
BCSI: Guide to Good Practice for Handing, Installing, Restraining, and Bracing of Metal Plate Connected Wood Truses, 2020, SBCA (previous verions out-of-print)
Buy from Publisher
6.
Gypsum Construction Handbook, 7th Edition, 2014, USG
Buy at Amazon

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