South Carolina Residential HVAC Contractor

Pursuing a career in the construction field? Study at home for your South Carolina Residential HVAC Contractor with our fully online, easy to take, and self-paced course.

South Carolina Residential HVAC Contractor
Steps to Success

1. Obtain pre-approval from the State to exam.
2. Purchase Exam Prep and Books.
3. Schedule and pass your State Exams.
4. Submit your application, licensing fee, and proof of insurance to the State.

Exam Review Option Includes
Study Tips
Instructor Support
Highlighting Guides
Practice Exams
Math and Calculations
Licensing Information
iOS/Android Tablet and Smartphone Compatible
1 Year of Access

Course Fee: $199.99

About This License

This license allows 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.


Our training is written by Subject Matter Experts and built by Instructional Designers.

No Pass, No Pay

If you are not able to pass your exam on the SECOND attempt, we will refund your course fee. Conditions do apply.

Flexible & Self Paced

Simply login and out as needed. We track your progress.

Mobile Compatible

Our training is built on HTML5 - so you can take it with on your tablet or smartphone.

Lowest Price

We will beat ANY price by 10% for a similar program.

Requirements to Obtaining your License

  • Please note that the Residential Business and Law Exam must be passed in addition to the trade exam.
  • Pre-approval is required before sitting for the exam
  • A minimum of one year of experience is required to qualify.
  • Required to obtain a Surety Bond of at least $10,000, IF the work is in excess of $5,000.

Exam Review, Training, Education

We offer review for the South Carolina Residential HVAC examinations in an online training format. The fee for the course is $199. The course includes sample figures, questions, math and calculations, as well as a highlighting guide for the approved references. For more information, or to order, contact our office at 1-800-952-0910.

Online Training Price: $199.99

Books and References for the Exam

The following references are permitted to be taken into the examination. These references may be tabbed (with a permanent index tab) and highlighted. They are available for purchase from our online contractor’s bookstore or by calling our office at 1-800-952-0910.

  • ACCA Duct Slide Rule
  • HVAC Duct Construction Standards-Metal & Flexible
  • 2015 International Fuel Gas Code
  • 2015 International Mechanical Code
  • Manual J, Residential Load Calculations
  • Modern Refrigeration and Air Conditioning
  • OSHA 1926
  • Residential Oil Burners

Exam Details

  • 80 questions and a time limit of 4 hours.
  • A score of 65% (52 questions correct) is needed to pass.
  • Exam fee is $100.
  • Topics include: AC and Heat Pump Equipment, Load Calculations, Insulation, Safety, Piping, Furnaces and Heaters, Heating and Cooling Principles, Hangers and Supports, Fuel Oil, Ducts, LP Gas, Testing, Adjusting and Balancing, Sound, Vibration and Seismic Control, Fuel Gas, Combustion Air, Chimneys, Flues, and Vents, Ventilation and Exhausts, Refrigerants, Controls.
  • To schedule an examination, contact PSI Examination services at 1-800-733-9267.

Continuing Education

There are no requirements for continuing education as of this time.

Applying to Get Your License

All applicants will be required to submit a credit report with their application. An application-processing fee of $100 must be sent with the application when seeking pre-approval. Licenses renew July 1 of each even numbered year. The licensing fee is $50 for 12 months or less and $100 for 12 months or more.

Licensing Board for Contractors
Post Office Box 11329
Columbia, SC 29211
(803) 896-4686

Reciprocity Agreement

No agreements at this time.

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