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A General Contractor license is required in Mississippi (MS) at the state level for the following:

  • Commercial projects that exceed over $50,000
  • Public works projects that are over $50,000 in value.
  • Commercial Fire Sprinklers $5,000 for public and $10,000 for private jobs
  • Residential building that exceeds $50,000
  • Residential remodeling that exceeds $10,000.

To become a licensed contractor, candidates are required to pass two examinations: business and law and their trade. Applications can be obtained from the Mississippi State Board of Contractors by calling 1-800-880-6161.  Examinations can be scheduled through PSI by calling 1-800-733-9267.  Please select the license/examination that you are interested in.

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  • NASCLA General Commercial Building Contractor – Exam Prep

    $219.99

    This exam prep course takes the learner through each one of the reference books that the exam is based on showing exactly what to highlight. After highlighting is completed in each book, you have the option to take an online practice test to reinforce concepts presented. Also, there is an extensive math and plans analysis portion. The program is fully narrated. Pre-approval from NASCLA is required to take the exam, and this preapproval can be obtained by submitting a completed application.

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    NASCLA General Building – Complete Online Exam Prep Package

    $2,201.79

    Purchase all your required materials for the NASCLA exam along with our Online exam prep course in one bundle.

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  • Mississippi Residential Continuing Education – Business (2 hours)

    $32.99

    This course has been approved by the Mississippi State Board for Contractors. If you are a residential contractor and were licensed after July 2015, you are required to take 2 hours of continuing education and must be completed before each renewal.The following information is found in this course: Business

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  • Mississippi Residential Continuing Education – IRC Code Update (2 Hours)

    $32.99

    This course has been approved by the Mississippi State Board for Contractors. If you are a residential contractor and were licensed after July 2015, you are required to take 2 hours of continuing education and must be completed before each renewal. The following information is found in this course:2018 International Code Updates, Instructor Commentary.

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  • Mississippi Mechanical Contractor License Exam Prep

    $219.99

    The Mississippi Mechanical Contractor License Exam Review topics include joist notching and boring, gas pipe sizing, conduits, duct system installation, friction rate threading pipe, couplings, valves and more. The course has narrated highlighting guides, practice tests, theory, calculations, instructor support and test-taking tips and strategies. @HomePrep is a National Leader in online education. With over 100,000 satisfied students and a course catalog of over 1,000 classes, we are here to help you – Invest in Yourself.

     

     

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  • Mississippi Residential Builder Exam Prep

    $219.99

    The Mississippi Exam Review includes the following:

      • Highlighting Guides
      • Practice Exams
      • Math and Plans Analysis
      • Study Tips
      • Licensing Information
      • Instructor Support

    *The Business and Law Exam must be passed to become a licensed contractor

    Mississippi Residential Builder Examination Materials:

    • Roofing Construction & Estimating Revised
    • Pipe and Excavation Contracting
    • 2018 International Residential Code
    • 29 CFR OSHA 1926 Construction Industry Regulations & Standards, January 2023 Edition
    • Contractor’s Guide To Quality Concrete Construction
    • Modern Masonry, 9th Edition
    • Carpentry and Building Construction 16th Edition
    • Guide to Handling, Installing, Bracing Wood Trusses – 2018

    Mississippi Residential Builder Examination Material Tabs:

    • Roofing Construction and Estimating Revised Tabs – 2022 Ed
    • Pipe and Excavation Contracting Tabs
    • 2018 International Residential Tabs
    • OSHA Part 1926 Tabs
    • Quality Concrete – Pre-Printed Tabs
    • Modern Masonry Tabs
    • Carpentry and Building Construction Tabs
    • BCSI Wood Truss Tabs

     

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  • Mississippi Master Electrical License Exam Review

    $219.99

    Anyone seeking to become a Master Electrician contractor in Mississippi is required to sit for two exams, business and law and the trade. The course includes highlighting guides, practice tests, theory, calculations, instructor support and test taking tips/strategies. Each time you take a practice test, the questions are randomly generated from our database. @HomePrep is a National Leader in online education. With over 100,000 satisfied students and a course catalog of over 1,000 classes, we are here to help you – Invest in Yourself.

     

    Mississippi Master Electrical License Examination Materials:

    • 2014 National Electrical Code – NFPA 70
    • 29 CFR OSHA 1926 Construction Industry Regulations & Standards, January 2023 Edition
    • Ugly’s Electrical References 2023
    • 2014 National Electrical Code Tabs
    • OSHA Part 1926 Tabs
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  • Mississippi HVAC Contractor License Exam Prep

    $219.99

    The Mississippi HVAC Contractor License Exam Review course includes narrated highlighting guides, practice tests, theory, calculations, instructor support and test-taking tips and strategies. Topics include HVAC Terms, Principles, Administration, HVAC Installation, Venting, Duct, Combustion Air, Gas Piping, HVAC Electrical, Boilers, Exhaust, & Fire Protection, and Refrigeration Term System and Operation. 

     

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  • Mississippi Plumbing Contractor License Exam Review

    $219.99

    Anyone seeking to become a plumbing contractor in Mississippi is required to sit for two exams, business and law and the trade. 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 analysis portion. @HomePrep is a National Leader in online education. With over 100,000 satisfied students and a course catalog of over 1,000 classes, we are here to help you – Invest in Yourself.

     

    Mississippi Plumbing Contractor License Examination Materials:

    • 2018 International Plumbing Code
    • 29 CFR OSHA 1926 Construction Industry Regulations & Standards, January 2023 Edition
    • Mathematics for Plumbers and Pipefitters
    • 2018 International Plumbing Codes – Tabs
    • OSHA Part 1926 Tabs
    • Mathematics for Plumbers and Pipefitters – Tabs
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  • Mississippi Contractors Guide to Business, Law and Project Management Exam Prep

    $219.99

    In Mississippi, to become a licensed contractor, candidates will have to pass two exams, business and law and the trade. We offer review for the Business and Law exam through online practice tests. Our practice tests include over 245 questions and are designed to be the best and most efficient way to prepare you for your business and law examination. @HomePrep is a National Leader in online education. With over 100,000 satisfied students and a course catalog of over 1,000 classes, we are here to help you – Invest in Yourself.

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  • Mississippi Residential Continuing Education – 2023 NEC Code Update (2 Hours)

    $32.99

    This course has been approved by the Mississippi State Board for Contractors. If you are a residential contractor and were licensed after July 2015, you are required to take 2 hours of continuing education and must be completed before each renewal. The following information is found in this course:2023 National Electric Code Updates, Instructor Commentary.

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  • Mississippi Building Contractor Exam Review

    $219.99

    A Building Construction License is required in Mississippi for commercial projects that exceed over $50,000 and public works projects that are over $50,000 in value. Applicants are required to sit for two exams, business and law and the trade. During this course, students will highlight each one of the references that they are recommended for the exam. Math and plans analysis is also taught. @HomePrep is a National Leader in online education. With over 100,000 satisfied students and a course catalog of over 1,000 classes, we are here to help you – Invest in Yourself.

     

    Mississippi Building Contractor Examination Materials:

    • Roofing Construction & Estimating Revised
    • Training Manual for Un-bonded Post-Tensioning
    • Modern Masonry, 9th Edition
    • Placing Reinforcing Bars 10th ed
    • 2018 International Building Code
    • 29 CFR OSHA 1926 Construction Industry Regulations & Standards, January 2023 Edition
    • Handling and Erection of Steel Joist and Joist Girders
    • Carpentry and Building Construction 16th Edition
    • Design and Control of Concrete Mixtures 17th edition
    • Pipe and Excavation Contracting

    Mississippi Building Contractor Examination Material Tabs:

    • Roofing Construction and Estimating Revised Tabs – 2022 Ed
    • Unbonded Post Tensioning Tab
    • Modern Masonry Tabs
    • Placing Reinforcing Bars Tabs
    • 2018 International Building Code Tabs
    •  OSHA Part 1926 Tabs
    • Handling and Erection of Steel Joists and Steel Girders Tabs
    • Carpentry and Building Construction Tabs
    • Pipe and Excavation Contracting Tabs
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  • Mississippi Residential Continuing Education – 2018 IPC Code Update (2 Hours)

    $32.99

    This course has been approved by the Mississippi State Board for Contractors. If you are a residential contractor and were licensed after July 2015, you are required to take 2 hours of continuing education and must be completed before each renewal. The following information is found in this course:2018 International Plumbing Code Updates, Instructor Commentary.

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  • Mississippi Residential Continuing Education – 2018 IMC Code Update (2 Hours)

    $32.99

    This course has been approved by the Mississippi State Board for Contractors. If you are a residential contractor and were licensed after July 2015, you are required to take 2 hours of continuing education and must be completed before each renewal. The following information is found in this course:2018 International Mechanical Code Updates, Instructor Commentary.

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  • Mississippi Contractors Guide to Business, Law and Project Management Complete Package

    $322.97

    The Mississippi Contractors Business and Law Complete Package:

    • Mississippi Business and Law Exam Review
    • Mississippi Business and Law Tabs
    • Mississippi -NASCLA Contractors Guide to Business, Law and Project Management, 6th Edition

    To become a licensed contractor in the state of Mississippi, applicants are required to pass a Business and Law exam, as well as, a trade exam to obtain licensure. Our program takes you through each one of the reference books that the exam is based on showing you exactly what to highlight. There are optional practice tests as well. @HomePrep is a National Leader in online education. With over 100,000 satisfied students and a course catalog of over 1,000 classes, we are here to help you – Invest in Yourself.

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  • NASCLA General Building – Complete Live Seminar And Book Package

    $2,627.39

    This seminar is offered in partnership with National Contractors Seminars.  Purchase all your required books and tabs for the NASCLA exam as well as attend our live seminar, taught by industry expert Andrew Hager, with decades in the field, all in one bundle.

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    NASCLA General Building – Complete Book Only Package

    $2,084.89

    Purchase all your required books and tabs for the NASCLA exam in one bundle.

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  • State Licensed Contractor Application Processing

    Mississippi Application Processing

    $199.99$299.99

    @HomePrep Application Processing is here to ensure your application to become a state licensed contractor gets filled out correctly and promptly. We provide a professional service ensuring your privacy and comfort throughout the entire process. Following your purchase of the Mississippi Application Processing our AP Coordinator will contact you to discuss the next steps. If you have any questions please call us at 800-952-0910. We look forward to working with you.

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Contractor License FAQs

How Do I Get A Contractors License In Mississippi?

The first step to take for your contractor license in Mississippi is to complete the application, available online or by mail from the MS State Board of Contractors.  You must then pass two

 examinations: Business and Law and an exam in your trade. 

Your contractors license will be either commercial and/or residential.

Each specialty classification will fall under a major classification category such as building construction, electrical, heavy construction, mechanical, municipal, etc. 

Applications can be obtained from the Mississippi State Board of Contractors by calling 1-800-880-6161.  Examinations can be scheduled through PSI by calling 1-800-733-9267. Please select the license/examination that you are interested in.

@Home Prep’s Mississippi training for exam prep courses, continuing education credits and other courses is approved at both state and industry level.

Once you have passed the exam you will need to submit the following to the MS Licensing Board:

  • Initial Application 
  • PSI exam score sheet(s)
  • Proof of General Liability Insurance Coverage
  • License Fee

Where Can I Find Exam Prep Books?

We offer a wide range of exam prep books for the construction fields. Visit our bookstore to begin.

Do I Need A Contractors License In MS?

According to the state of Mississippi all contractors and subcontractors performing the following work need a contractors license:

  • Commercial jobs over $50,000.00 (including installation of equipment)  
  • Any contract involving the construction, reconstruction, repair or maintenance of fire protection systems on public projects over $5,000.00 and private projects over $10,000.00
  • New residential construction over $50,000 also needs a Residential Building license 
  • A contractor performing residential remodeling over $10,000 needs a Residential Remodeling license
  • A contractor performing residential roofing over $10,000 needs a Residential Roofing license
  • Residential electrical, plumbing, or HVAC work less than $10,000 does not require a state license, but you must contact the local building official or permit office regarding the local requirements

Do I Need Experience?

According to MS State Board of Contractors, the business and law exam and an exam in your trade, with no minimum experience requirements. However, they do expect you to have and document some experience in the area in which you are getting licensed.

How Much Does It Cost?

Fees are an important part of the contractor licensing process. 

A General Contractor Application fee is $200, plus $50 for each classification.

The Exam fee is $120, or $50 for an exam waiver

Commercial Licensing fee: $400, and includes one classification.
Additional classifications are $100 more.

Residential Licensing fee: $50, and includes one classification. Additional classifications are $100 more.

Does A Handyman Need A License?

Per Mississippi state law, a general handyman does not need a license for residential electrical, plumbing, or HVAC remodeling job costs under $10,000. 

For jobs over $10,000 you’ll need a Residential Remodeling license issued and need to pass the residential trade exam, as well as the business and law exam.

Reciprocal Agreements

Although MSBOC has reciprocity agreements with various other states, it applies to testing only. Contractors must still apply for a license and fulfill all other MSBOC requirements for licensure.

If you have held a license for 3 consecutive years in one of the following reciprocating states  the TRADE exam only will be waived. ***You will still be required to take the Mississippi Business and Law exam.

  • Alabama General Board – waive everything but Mechanical & Plumbing (CAN GIVE HVAC)
  • Alabama Electrical Board
  • Alabama Heating and Air (MUST HAVE TAKEN THE ALABAMA EXAM)
  • Arkansas Contractors Licensing Board-waive all but any type of Mechanical (i.e. Plumbing, Boilers, Process Piping, HVAC) and Electrical Work
  • Georgia Board of Residential and General Contractors (MUST HAVE TAKEN THE GEORGIA EXAM)
  • Louisiana Licensing Board for Contractors- waives all but Mechanical or Electrical (CAN WAIVE HVAC BUT NOT MECHANICAL OR PLUMBING.  CAN ONLY WAIVE ELECTRICAL EXAM IF TAKEN IN LOUISIANA.)
  • North Carolina Electrical Contractors Board- Electrical & Alarm Systems Only. Must have taken the NC exam.
  • North Carolina State Licensing Board for General Contractors– Building Construction, Residential Building, Concrete, Grading and Excavating, Roofing, Swimming Pools, Water Lines and Sewer – Must have taken the NC exam.
  • South Carolina Contractors Licensing Board-waive Building and Electrical only and they must have passed an exam given by either PSI, Experior, Block or NAI.
  • South Carolina Residential Builders Commission– Residential Builder – Must have taken the SC exam.
  • Tennessee Board for Licensing Contractors

Mississippi Contacts

To apply for a license, contact:
Mississippi State Board of Contractors
2679 Crane Ridge Dr Ste C B
Jackson, MS 39216
1-800-880-6161
Website

To schedule your exam, contact:
PSI
3210 East Tropicana
Las Vegas, NV 89121
1-800-733-9267
Website