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South Carolina Residential HVAC Contractors License

get south carolina contractors licenseThis license limits you to work on residential systems only. It covers Air Conditioning, and Heat Pump Equipment, LP & Natural Gas, including piping, Fuel Oil appliances and piping, ductwork & other associated trades.


South Carolina Residential HVAC Contractors License Requirements


let us help you get your contractors licenseAll applicants must submit a credit report with their application. After passing the exams, Residential Contractors are required to obtain a Surety Bond of at least $15,000. Experience required: Contractor must show one year of experience under the supervision of a licensed residential HVAC or other appropriately licensed individual in the desired classification. You must furnish proof of financial responsibility on your application. More info here.


South Carolina Residential HVAC Contractors Fees


contractors license feesAll applicants will have to pay $135 to file the application and $100 to take the exam. After you pass the exam, you'll need to pay a $110 license fee and submit a surety bond for $15,000. The license expires July each year regardless of date issued. If you have a license from another state whose requirements are comparable to South Carolina's, the Commission may grant you a license without taking the exam.


South Carolina Residential HVAC Contractors Exam Details


contractor exam detailed informationAll applicants will have to pass two exams; their trade and a business and law exam. Law and Business has 50 questions and a time limit of 2 hours. There are 80 questions in this examination. You will need to answer 52 questions correctly (65%) in order to pass. (This passing score may change as examination performance is evaluated). You are allowed 240 minutes to complete this examination. Residential HVAC work including A/C and Heat pump equipment, LP and Natural Gas, including piping, fuel oil appliances and piping, ductwork and other associated trades. More info here.

Residential HVAC Exam Content


Hangers and Supports
Sound, Vibration and Seismic Control
Heating and Cooling Principles
Load Calculations
Testing, Adjusting and Balancing
A/C and Heat Pump Equipment
Furnaces and Heaters
Chimneys, Flues and Vents
Combustion Air
Ventilation and Exhausts
Fuel Gas
LP Gas
Fuel Oil

Total Number of Test Questions: 80

Time Allowed: 240 minutes


Books That Are Allowed Into The Exam


1. Manual J - Residential Load Calculations, 2011, ACCA.


2. International Mechanical Code, 2015, ICC.


3. ACCA Ductulator, ACCA.


4. Code of Federal Regulations - 29 CFR Part 1926 (OSHA).


5. Modern Refrigeration and Air Conditioning, 2004, Althous, Turnquist, Bowditch, Bracciana.


6. HVAC Duct Construction Standards - Metal and Flexible, 3rd Edition, 2005, SMACNA.


7. International Fuel Gas Code, 2015, ICC.


8. Residential Oil Burners, 3rd Edition, 2007, Herb Weinberger.


NOTE: If you are not currently a licensed contractor then you are required to take and pass BOTH the standard LAW exam and TRADE specific exam.

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South Carolina Contractors License Reciprocity


contractors license reciprocitySouth Carolina currently has no reciprocity agreement with others states for this license, however it can be obtained without taking an exam if the applicant has a current South Carolina Home Builder License, a South Carolina General Contractor License, a South Carolina Mechanical License or has a current Master or Journeyman City or County license obtained by exam. More info here.