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South Carolina

Residential Electrical Contractor Licensing & Exam Prep

South Carolina requires all Residential Electrical Contractors to obtain a Residential Specialty Electrical License before any bidding or residential Electrical work over $5,000 can take place. All applicants must pass the Business Management & Law exam in addition to one of the Electrician exams offered in South Carolina.

Applicants can elect to sit for either the South Carolina Electrical Contractor Exam or the NASCLA Accredited Exam, which is accepted by multiple state agencies. Both exams are offered by PSI. 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 Residential Electrical Contractor License.

  • $279
    Online Electrical
    Exam Prep
  • $714 $649
    Prep, Books, Tabs
Individual studying for the South Carolina Residential Electrical Contractor Exam online with RocketCert
Scope of work

What type of work can be done with this license?

Licensed Residential Electrical Contractor in South Carolina
  • Residential Electrical Contractor

    Residential Electrical Contractors are licensed to perform the installation, alteration and repair of any wiring, related electrical material and equipment common to the residential building industry.

Requirements & steps

What are the requirements to getting a license?

South Carolina Residential Electrical Contractor RequirementsExams
  • Pass SC Residential Electrical Contractor or NASCLA Residential Electrical Contractor Exam
  • Pass Residential Business Management & Law Exam
South Carolina Residential Electrical Contractor RequirementsFinancial
  • Furnish an original surety bond with the license fee after passing the examination if the total cost of construction exceeds $5,000. The bond must be the original document signed by the applicant, in the amount of $10,000, with the power of attorney attached and the individuals name listed as principal.
South Carolina Residential Electrical Contractor RequirementsExperience
  • Submit 1 year of experience under a residential builder or Electrical contractor within the preceding 5 years.

How do I obtain a license?

To apply for your license, contact the South Carolina Residential Builders Commission at 803-896-4696 or visit Residential Builders Commission.

The state does not require continuing education prior to each renewal. Also, South Carolina has reciprocity agreements for this license with Alabama.

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 Residential Electrical Contractor license. Have questions or concerns with this process (or just a lack of time)? Learn more about how we can assist with our Application Processing Program.


Which exam do I need to take?

All applicants must pass the Business & Law exam, but you may choose between two electrical exam options:

The state-specific exam OR the NASCLA Accredited Electrical Exam

The NASCLA Electrical Exam is Currently Accepted by 15 state licensing boards as a substitute for the state's trade exam. For a full list of accepting agencies Click Here.

  • Total Questions: 100
  • Passing Score: 70 correct
  • Time: 270 minutes

Topics include: Theory; Personal Jobsite Safety (OSHA, NFPA 70E); Project Design, Estimating, and Measurement; Grounding and Bonding; Special System and Special Equipment Installations; Tools and Equipment; Circuit Protection and Installation; Wiring Methods and Practices; Equipment for General Use; Energy Efficiency/Management

The Business & Law Exam must also be passed.

Residential Electrical Contractor Exam details South Carolina Residential Electrical Contractor Exam

  • Total Questions: 60
  • Passing Score: 44 correct
  • Time: 180 minutes

Topics include: General Electrical Knowledge; Services, Feeders, and Branch Circuits; Overcurrent Protection; Grounding and Bonding; Conductors and Cables; Raceways and Boxes; Lighting; Specialty - pool/spa, garages, generators, wheelchair lifts; Safety

To schedule your exam, visit psiexams.com or call 800-733-9267.

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

  • Total Questions: 50
  • Passing Score: 34 correct
  • Time: 120 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; Environmental Laws and Regulations

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.

The exam prep includes math, calculations, highlighting guides covering the topics your exam is based on, practice questions for each references, and Limited attempts on our "test simulation".

Online Exam Prep Includes:

  • Calculation Lessons - Here, we teach you math concepts and how to solve calculations on test day. Calculation topics include Ohm’s Law, voltage drop, transformers, motors, box fill, and allowable fill for raceway sizing.
  • 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 Residential Electrical Contractor Online Exam Prep

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  • South Carolina Residential Electrical Contractor Online Exam Prep

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Students who already own all references


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South Carolina Residential Electrical Contractor Bundle

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  • Residential Electrical Online Exam Prep
  • All books and references you can use during the exam
  • Custom Permanent/Pre-Printed Tabs
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The South Carolina Business & Law exam must also be passed:

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South Carolina NASCLA Contractors Guide to Business, Law and Project Management, Residential Builders, 9th Edition

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