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South Carolina

Plumbing Contractor Licensing & Exam Prep

South Carolina requires all Plumbing Contractors to obtain a Mechanical Contractor license with Plumbing sub-classification before any bidding or plumbing work can take place. The Business & Law test accompanies this exam as a requirement for licensure.

All of our training is offered in an online self-paced format. Our exam prep is designed to help you pass your tests the first time, and is backed with our no pass, no pay policy. All of our courses are available from almost any device, any time. We hope that you will make RocketCert your home to help you obtain your South Carolina Plumbing Contractor License.

  • $129
    Plumbing Contractor
    Exam Prep
  • $765 $699
    Prep, Books, Tabs
Individual studying for the South Carolina Plumbing Contractor Exam online with RocketCert
Scope of work

What type of work can be done with this license?

Licensed Plumbing Contractor in South Carolina
  • Plumbing Mechanical Contractor

    The Plumbing sub-classification allows South Carolina Mechanical Contractors perform all plumbing work within private property lines and allows for the installation and repair of appliances related to water supply. Licensees are permitted to install all necessary parts to convey waste from the premises and connect to public utilities as allowed by utility owners. Each license Group has financial limits per bid and job, as follows:

    Group 1: $17,500

    Group 2: $50,000

    Group 3: $100,000

    Group 4: $200,000

    Group 5: UNLIMITED

Requirements & steps

What are the requirements to getting a license?

South Carolina Plumbing Contractor RequirementsExams
  • Pass SC Plumbing Contractor Exam
  • Pass NASCLA Business Management & Law Exam
South Carolina Plumbing Contractor RequirementsFinancial

GAAP Financial Statements Showing Net Worth of:

Self Prepared Balance Sheet

  • Group 1: $3,500 or $7,000 Surety Bond
  • Group 2: $10,000 or $20,000 Surety Bond

CPA/PA Compiled or Prepared GAAP Financial Statement

  • Group 3: $20,000 or $40,000 Surety Bond
  • Group 4: $40,000 or $80,000 Surety Bond

CPA/PA Audited

  • Group 5: $200,000 or $400,000 Surety Bond
South Carolina Plumbing Contractor RequirementsExperience
  • Submit 2 years of full-time, hands-on field work within the past 5 years. Only commercial work is accepted.

How do I obtain a license?

To apply for your license, contact the South Carolina CLB at 803-896-4686 or visit Contractor License Board.

The state does not require continuing education prior to each renewal. Also, South Carolina has reciprocity agreements with some states. A complete list of their reciprocity agreements can be found here.

With RocketCert, our education is written by a combination of professional educators and industry professionals. Our exam prep is guaranteed to help you pass the exam, and is backed with our no pass, no pay policy. We pride ourselves on providing industry leading customer service. Also, if you find a better original price on any online course that we offer, we will beat it by 10%.

RocketCert customer studying to pass their State exam through the RocketCert website or on the mobile app.

Preparing to pass the State exam is a critical part of the licensing process. Failing the exam can result in substantial delays before you are able to work under your license. We offer industry leading exam prep and all of the required books, at an unbeatable price.


A passing score on the exam is required prior to submitting an application. Contact PSI to schedule the examination. Testing centers are setup throughout the State in larger cities.


After completing all the steps above, it will be time to apply through CLB to obtain your South Carolina Plumbing license.


Which exam do I need to take?

To schedule your exam, visit psiexams.com or call 855-340-3701.

South Carolina Contractors must pass two examinations: their Trade and Business & Law.

Plumbing Contractor Exam details South Carolina Plumbing Contractor Exam

  • Number of questions - 80
  • Passing Score - 56 correct
  • Time allowed - 4 Hours

Topics include: ADA Accessibility; General Plumbing Knowledge; General Plumbing Regulations; Hangers and Supports (General); Materials; Joints and Connections; Fixtures and Equipment; Water Heaters; Water Supply and Distribution; Backflow Prevention; Sanitary Drainage Systems; Cleanouts; Indirect and Special Waste; Sanitary Venting; Traps and Interceptors; Storm Piping Systems; Plumbing - Developed Length; DWV Isometric Analysis (Isometric Based); Water Supply Isometric Analysis; Roof Drain Isometric Analysis; Pipe Assembly; Valves; General Fuel Knowledge; Natural Gas; LP - Gas

Business Management and Law for Commercial Contractor Exam details Business Management and Law for Commercial Contractors Exam

  • Total Questions: 50
  • Passing Score: 35 correct
  • Time: 125 minutes

Topics include: Business Management; Licensing Laws and Rules; Estimating and Bidding; Contracts and Agreements; Project Management; Insurance and Bonding; Safety Recordkeeping and Reporting; Labor Laws and Employment Regulations; Financial Management; Tax Laws; Liens

Exam Prep, & Books

How do I pass the exam?

The South Carolina exams are open book. The references below are permitted to be tabbed, highlighted, and used during your test! Unfortunately, our online course is NOT permitted to be accessed during the State exam.

Online Exam Prep Includes:

  • Isometrics Lessons - Here, we teach you math concepts for sizing water supply pipe, drain pipe, and vent pipe based on drawings.
  • Highlighting Guides - Introduce the critical information in your book(s). This will familiarize you with each book’s content and its layout.
  • Quizzes - These practice quizzes are based on each individual book/reference. They reinforce key concepts.
  • Test Simulation / Practice Exam - Comprehensive exams randomly generated from our database of questions. Test simulations are restricted by time, and hints are disabled. Test simulations are as close to the real exam as you can get.
  • Guide to Tabbing - This section includes tabbing books and other test taking strategies to keep calm and focused during the exam.

South Carolina Plumbing Online Exam Prep

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  • South Carolina Plumbing Online Exam Prep

Our Online Exam Prep features:

Ideal for students who already own all references



South Carolina Plumbing Bundle

Lifetime Online Access to:

  • South Carolina Plumbing Online Exam Prep
  • All books and references you can use during the exam
  • Custom Permanent/Pre-Printed Tabs
  • Free Shipping!

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South Carolina 811 Excavator Manual
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The South Carolina Business & Law exam must also be passed:

South Carolina Commercial Business and Law Online Exam Prep

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SOUTH CAROLINA-NASCLA Contractors Guide to Business, Law and Project Management, Commercial Contractors, 9th Edition

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Pre-printed or blank tabs are also available.

3-4 Book Tab Bundle

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Permanent Blank Tabs - 375 Pack

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