How Do I Prepare For A Contractors License In Mississippi?

Becoming a Licensed Contractor In Mississippi

Per the Mississippi State Board of Contractors (MSOBC), a General Contractors license is required for the following:
  • Commercial projects greater than $50,000
  • Public works projects greater than $50,000 in value
  • Commercial Fire Sprinklers $5,000 for public and $10,000 for private jobs
  • Residential building projects/jobs greater than $50,000
  • Residential remodeling projects/jobs greater than $10,000.
While plenty of small jobs may exist for those who choose not to get licensed, getting your Mississippi Contractors license put you in the position of more income opportunities and career growth potential.

Exam Requirements for Contractors License In Mississippi

In order to receive your license, you must pass the business and law examination as well as a trade specific exam.

Exam Preparation

Because the exams are required by the state, it’s impossible to receive the license without passing both. At @HomePrep, we understand the anxiety that this kind of pressure can create for those who take the test. We designed our courses, seminars and materials to arm students with the knowledge, confidence and the necessary test-taking skills they need. Here are some of the tips we offer to pass the Mississippi Contractors License exams on your first try:

Understand The Material, Especially the Book

Like many state specific contractor license exams, these are open book format. If that sounds like the exam should be easy, be warned that’s not what test-takers experience. There is a great deal of material to cover for these exams. You must take time to familiarize yourself with the book in order to use it effectively during the test.

Use Insider Tips

Most people are overwhelmed at the sheer volume of things to learn, and find it a struggle to tackle on their own. Our books, courses and seminars provide the tips that matter most. This includes what content to study, how to approach problem solving, and how to pace yourself on test day.

Practice Your Test Taking Skills

The more you practice the more likely you are to achieve success on the exam, which is why we offer practice tests. @HomePrep students have the opportunity to see questions and answers that mirror past exams, which gives them a taste of what they should expect on exam day and lessens general test-taking anxiety.

After The Exam

Once you’ve passed the exam(s) and met all other state-specific requirements, you can submit your application, licensing fee, PSI exam score sheet(s), and proof of General Liability Insurance Coverage to the Mississippi State Board of Contractors.

Why @Home Prep

It is our mission to be a leader in providing quality professional development and continuing education. In the past six years, our team at @HomePrep has served over 100,000 professionals and skilled tradesmen. We are proud to offer inclusive and beneficial content from experts in over 25 different industries. Additionally, our courses are state and industry compliant, easy to take, and come with a No Pass No Pay guarantee. For more information on our online class and how it can help you pass your Florida Contractors License, contact our office at 1-800-952-0910 or get started here today!