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        Administrator:Molly Price
        Board Staff:Janene Medlin
        Advice Counsel:   Hardwick Stuart   **
        Directions:110 Centerview Dr, Columbia SC

**The Office of Advice Counsel is responsible for
providing legal advice to all Boards, Commissions
and Panels. These attorneys do not provide legal
advice to parties outside LLR.

South Carolina Liquefied Petroleum Gas Board

FAQ

What do I need to do in order to be able to work with Liquefied Petroleum Gas in South Carolina?

There are several steps that must be followed in order to work with LP Gas in South Carolina.

  • Licensure and permit applications must be completed and returned to our office with the appropriate fees and all required attachments.
  • All appropriate examinations must be passed.
  • An inspection must be requested and completed for dealers, resellers, utility plants and cylinder exchange (only if a storage facility for cylinders).

    Once equipment is installed, the supplier must make a request for an inspection of the equipment/installation by emailing contact.lpgas@llr.sc.gov or calling (803) 896-5571. An inspection will be conducted by a Deputy State Fire Marshal on behalf of the Board. Once equipment/installation has passed inspection, all appropriate fees have been paid, and employees have passed the appropriate examinations, the company license and permit cards will be issued.

As a Liquefied Petroleum Gas dealer, how do I obtain a final inspection of a new site location?

Once the supplier of propane has ensured that the installation of equipment is compliant with appropriate codes and standards, the dealer (supplier) must request for an inspection of the equipment/installation by emailing contact.lpgas@llr.sc.gov or calling (803) 896-5571.

What examinations are offered for LP Gas?

Currently, the Board administers two examinations:

  • Dealers/Installers exam consists of 100 multiple choice questions. A score of 70 is a passing grade.
  • Reseller/Driver exam consists of 50 multiple choice questions. A score of 70 is a passing grade.

How do I register for an examination?

Preferred examination dates are requested as part of the initial employee application. However, if you still need to register, please email contact.lpgas@llr.sc.gov (prior to examination date) and provide the following:

EXAMINATIONS REQUESTS MUST BE SUBMITTED 5 DAYS PRIOR TO THE EXAMINATION DATE.

How often are exams administered? Where are the exams given?

Examinations are typically administered the first and third Friday of each month (excluding state holidays) at the Department of Labor, Licensing and Regulation, 110 Centerview Drive, Columbia, SC 29210. Testing begins promptly at 10 a.m. and ends at noon. Participants must be on time (we recommend arriving 15 minutes early) and bring state issued photo identification. In addition, cell phones and other electronic media are not allowed at the test site.

What do I need to study for the Reseller exam? Are the exams open book? Can I share my materials with another employee testing?

It is recommended that the following documents be used in preparation for the exam:

The above referenced materials are also available on the Board’s website. Examinations are open book, but only items 1-4 listed above will be permitted. The materials must be free of writing/notes and no sharing of materials is allowed during the examinations. Board staff will inspect materials prior to administering the examination to ensure compliance.

What do I need to study for the Dealer/Installer examination? Can I share my materials with another employee during the examination?

It is recommended that the following documents be used in preparation for the exam:

The materials must be free of writing/notes and no sharing of materials is allowed during the examinations. Board staff will inspect materials prior to administering the examination to ensure compliance.

How can I purchase NFPA Code Manuals?

The NFPA website has the code manuals available to purchase.

How long do I have to wait for my exam results?

Please allow up to two weeks for exam results. Exam results will be emailed and mailed to the address on file. Prior to the exam, please ensure that your address is updated with the Board.

How often can I take the exam?

Examinations are typically administered the first and third Friday of each month (excluding state holidays) at the Department of Labor, Licensing and Regulations, 110 Centerview Drive, Columbia, SC 29210. If you fail the exam, you must wait until the next available test day. If the second attempt does not result in a passing grade (70 percent), participants must wait 30 days before re-taking the exam.

How long are the licenses and permits valid?

Each license and permit must be renewed biennially and is valid through June 30 of the applicable year. Renewals take place on even years (ie. 2018, 2020. 2022). A late fee of $100 will be charged to a licensee who fails to file a renewal application before July 1 in the applicable year. Renewals with late fee are only accepted until August 31. A licensee who fails to renew may be required to comply with the requirements of initial licensure.

What happens if the permit holder is no longer employed?

Each licensed site must have a designated person that has a permit issued by the Board to supervise people handling, dispensing, installing, transporting, repairing, or exchanging LP Gas. If there is no longer a permit holder at a location, you must immediately cease LP Gas activities at that site and contact the Board. Failure to comply may result in suspension or revocation of your license. The Board recommends that all licensed sites have more than one permitted employee to limit any potential down time associated with employment changes.

Does everyone who pumps propane have to be certified and hold a permit card?

No, employees may work under a permitted employee's certification. However, the permitted employee is responsible for the training of others, and is the responsible party for that location. This training must be documented in writing in each employees training file.

What are the fees?

The Board accepts credit cards (Visa/MasterCard only), checks and money orders. Checks and money orders must be made payable to the SC Board of LP Gas.

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Is there an age requirement for working with propane in South Carolina?

Yes, employees must be at least 18 years old.

Does South Carolina have reciprocity with other states?

Reciprocity is not offered. In order to work with LP Gas in South Carolina, you must pass the required examination.

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