Examination

Each site shall have a designated person that has a permit issued by the Board to supervise people handling, dispensing, installing, transporting, repairing, or exchanging LP-Gas. All applicants wishing to obtain a permit as a LP Gas Reseller, Dealer or Installer, must pass the written examination approved by Board prior to applying. The easiest way to register to take the exam is through PSI’s website, www.psionline.com.

Requirements & Exam Registration

You must take your exam with PSI prior to applying for an employee permit with the Board. Any applicant who fails the examination is allowed one (1) re-test after a minimum seven (7) day waiting period. Any applicant who fails the re-test shall wait at least thirty (30) days before retesting.  After passing the examination, apply for your license by submitting an application. 

The easiest way to register to take an exam is through PSI's website, www.psionline.com and look for South Carolina information.

All study materials and permitted exam materials can be found in the Candidate Information Bulletin. Once you review the Candidate Information Bulletin, contact PSI at (800) 733-9267 or visit the website: www.psionline.com to schedule your exam.

If an applicant experiences difficulty in reaching PSI on the telephone due to a large amount of applicants calling at the same time, the best time to call is between 5:00 p.m. and 8:00 p.m. eastern time.

Fee Information

Examination Fee: $25 per attempt, this money is paid directly to PSI.

Study Materials

Reseller Examination:

Each exam form is comprised of 50 multiple choice questions, and requires a passing score of 70%. It is recommended that the following documents be used in preparation for the Reseller Examination:

Candidates are strongly encouraged to utilize the PERC: Dispensing Propane Safely, employee training program in preparation for the examination.

This examination is OPEN BOOK, but only the following reference material is allowed in the examination center.

  1. NFPA 58: Liquefied Petroleum Gas Code, 2014 and/or 2017 Edition
  2. S.C. Code of Laws Title 40, Chapter 82
  3. S.C. Code Regs. 71-8304.1 et seq
  4. PHMSA: Requalification Guidance for Propane Cylinders 

Dealer/Installer Examination:

Each exam form is 100 multiple choice questions, and requires a passing score of 70%.

This examination is OPEN BOOK, but only the following reference material is allowed in the examination center.

  1. NFPA 58: Liquefied Petroleum Gas Code, 2014 and/or 2017 Edition
  2. NFPA 54: National Fuel Gas Code, 2015 or 2018 edition, and/or 2018 International Fuel Gas Code
  3. Code of Federal Regulations (49 CFR 177 & 180)
  4. S.C. Code of Laws Title 40, Chapter 82
  5. S.C. Code of Regs. 71-8304.1 et seq