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Pursuing a career in the Construction field? Study at home for your Mississippi Construction license exam with our fully online, user-friendly, and self-paced course.

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About This License

A licensed building contractor in Mississippi can perform general aspects of construction on any commercial, residential or industrial structure.

Requirements to Obtaining Your License

A Building Construction License is required in Mississippi for commercial projects that exceed over $100,000 and public works projects that are over $50,000 in value.

  • As of 11-1-2016, pre-approval from NASCLA is required to sit for the examination. This is done by submitting a completed application.
  • Required to sit for two exams, business and law and the trade.
  • Applicants are required to submit a CPA reviewed financial statement. This statement must document a net worth of at least $50,000.

Applying For Your License

An application for licensure can be obtained from the Mississippi State Board of Contractors by calling 1-800-880-6161. The licensing and application fee is $200.00.

Exam Details

  • The testing company is PSI (1-800-733-9267)
  • 115 questions and an 5.5-hour time limit
  • 81% is required to pass the exam
  • The exam fee is $106.
  • Topics on the exam include sitework, footings, and foundation; concrete and concrete reinforcement; masonry; carpentry; roofing; associated trades and drywall; general code, plan reading and estimating; OSHA safety; and licensing.

Books and References for the Exam

The following references are permitted to be taken into the examination. These references may be tabbed (with a permanent index tab) and highlighted. They are available for purchase from our online contractor’s bookstore or by calling our office at 1-800-952-0910.

  • 2018 International Building Code
  • ANSI Accessible and Usable Buildings and Facilities
  • Carpentry and Building Construction
  • Construction Jobsite Management
  • Construction Project Management
  • Contractors Guide to Business and Project Management
  • Contractor's Guide to Quality Concrete Construction
  • Erector's Manual, Erection of Precast Concrete
  • Green Building Fundamentals
  • Guide to Handling, Installing, and Bracing Wood Trusses
  • Gypsum Construction Handbook
  • Handling and Erection of Steel Joist and Joist Girders
  • Manual of Construction with Steel Deck
  • Modern Masonry
  • OSHA Part 1926
  • Pipe and Excavation Contracting
  • Placing Reinforcing Bars
  • Principles and Practices of Commercial Construction
  • Roofing Construction and Estimating
  • Training and Certification for Unbonded Post-Tensioning
  • ACI 318-14
  • ANSI/EIMA 99-A-2017: Standard for Exterior Insulation and Finish Systems (EIFS) and EIFS with Drainage
  • Developing Your Stormwater Pollution Prevention Plan – A Guide for Construction Sites

Exam Review Education

We offer review for the Mississippi NASCLA Exam through a home study/ online course format. The fee for the online class is $199. The program takes you through each one of the reference books that the exam is based on showing you exactly what to highlight. After your highlighting is completed with each book, you have the option take an online practice test to reinforce concepts presented. Also, there is an extensive math and plans analysis portion. The program narrated and animated. For more information, or to order, contact our office at 1-800-952-0910.

Continuing Education

There are no requirements for continuing education as of this time.

Reciprocity Agreement

This license has reciprocity with Alabama, Arkansas, Georgia, Louisiana, Nevada, North Carolina, Oregon, South Carolina, Tennessee, Utah, Virginia, and West Virginia. However, you must have held the same classification of license in these states for at least three years to qualify for reciprocity.

How It Works

1

Obtain pre-approval from the state (if applicable).

2

Purchase Exam Prep materials.

3

Schedule and pass your state exams.

4

Submit to the state your application, licensing fee, and proof of insurance.