The state is constantly expanding, and with every new construction project, trained electricians are needed to perform custom wiring projects. Skilled electricians can repair, install and modify all types of electrical accessories, appliances and appliances. The mechanical contractor license for electricians is reciprocal in Alabama, Georgia, North Carolina, Mississippi, Ohio, Pennsylvania, Tennessee, Texas and Utah. You must also fill out an application for a master electrician's license and submit it, along with your documented working hours, to the MASC.
To apply for your license, contact the South Carolina Residential Builders Commission at 803-896-4696 or visit the Residential Builders Commission. Your career will begin as an apprentice, but from there you can progress to become a master electrician or owner of your own company. Reference materials include the National Electrical Code, the National Fire Alarm and Signaling Code, and the United States Electricians Handbook. While there are no specific requirements for internships in South Carolina, applicants must generally be 18 years old and have a high school diploma.
Once your studies and internships are finished, you can apply for the official electrician exam from the South Carolina Municipal Association. Complete this application and send it to the South Carolina Municipal Association with your documented work experience. To get an official electrician's license in the state, you must have two years of work experience with a licensed electrician or a two-year degree in a related subject plus one year of work experience. It's important to note that residential certificates allow electricians to perform electrical work only in one, two, or three-family homes.
The Piedmont Technical School's electronic engineering technology certificate program is offered on its campus in the city of Greenwood, South Carolina. Greenville Technical School's electrical certification program is offered on its campus in the city of Greenville, South Carolina. While it may not be required, it is highly recommended to take out insurance when operating an electrical license in South Carolina. These certificates qualify an electrician to perform electrical work in one-, two- and three-family homes.