North Carolina Plumbing, Heating, and Air Conditioning Electrical Contractor License

"Plumbing, Heating, and Air Conditioning Electrical Contractor" authorizes the licensee to install, maintain, or repair electric wiring or devices only as an incident to the licensee’s plumbing, heating, or air conditioning business. Furthermore, the license authorizes the licensee to install, maintain, or repair only wiring that is directly related to plumbing, heating, or air conditioning equipment and that:

  1. Is restricted to circuits or parts of circuits that operate at voltages not exceeding 600 volts, phase-to-phase;
  2. Is electrically isolated from the building wiring system by an overcurrent protective isolating device, such as a fused switch or circuit breaker, that:
    1. Has been installed, complete with line-side connections, by others;
    2. Is permanently and legibly marked to identify the equipment served by the device; and
    3. Is located within an enclosure intended solely for, and limited to, serving the specific plumbing, heating, or air conditioning equipment involved, or is located within a panelboard that serves the building wiring system and is likewise permanently and legibly marked to identify the equipment served by the device, provided wiring is installed by others from the load-side terminals of the device to a junction box, auxilliary gutter, or similar disconnecting means located outside the panelboard, but in sight of and within 50 feet of, the plumbing, heating, or air conditioning equipment served;
  3. Originates at the load-side terminals of the protective isolating device;
  4. Except for control wiring, is physically adjacent to the plumbing, heating, or air conditioning equipment from the equipment. Control wiring that receives its control power from the plumbing, heating, or air conditioning equipment involved may extend beyond these limits if the control voltage does not exceed 120 volts to ground and the wiring is protected from overcurrent; and
  5. is not installed in a location considered as hazardous under the National Electrical Code.

How to Get the NC Plumbing, Heating, and Air Conditioning Electrical Contractor’s License?

  1. Complete the North Carolina Plumbing, Heating, and Air Conditioning Electrical Contractor License Application and submit it to the board.
  2. Submit written statements from at least two persons attesting to your good character.
  3. You must have at least two years of experience, of which at least one year shall be primary experience. The balance of experience may be primary, secondary or both.
  4. You must include on the application information verifying that the applicant is primarily engaged in, or is regularly employed by and will be the listed qualified individual for a firm that is primarily engaged in, a lawful plumbing, heating or air conditioning business in this State.
  5. You must have taken and passed the necessary exam(s).
  6. If you are or will be part of a corporation or limited liability company, you must register the business with the NC Secretary of State (www.sosnc.gov ).

Plumbing, Heating, and Air Conditioning Electrical Contractor Course

Plumbing, Heating, and Air Conditioning Electrical Contractor Exam

Plumbing, Heating, and Air Conditioning Electrical Contractor Trade Exam

  • Testing Method: Computer-based; Semi-Open Book
  • Testing Company: PSI
  • Hours Allotted: 3h
  • Types of Questions: Multiple Choice
  • Number of questions: 40
  • Subjects Involved:
    • Bonding and Grounding
    • Overcurrent Protection
    • Wiring Methods and Terminations
    • Boxes and Fittings
    • Motors and Control Wiring
    • Load Calculations
    • Appliances, Equipment, and Lighting
    • General
    • Laws, Rules, Basic Business Practices, and Practical Applications

Plumbing, Heating, and Air Conditioning Electrical Contractor Book Set

The book set includes all required references for the Plumbing, Heating, and Air Conditioning Electrical Contractor exam. Please keep in mind that although not all the books are allowed in the exam you will be tested on all the references. Orders placed before 2 PM are shipped the same day via UPS and a tracking number is emailed before 3 PM.

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Plumbing, Heating, and Air Conditioning Electrical Contractor Trade Books

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