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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.

  • NASCLA General Building – Complete Package

    $1,699.99

    We offer review for the NASCLA Contractor Exam through a home study/ online course format. 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. Pre-approval from NASCLA is required to sit for the examination and you must have a minimum of 2 years of commercial e…

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  • Mississippi Building Contractor Exam Review

    $250.99

    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 …

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  • Mississippi Master Electrical License Exam Review

    $199.99

    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.

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  • Mississippi Plumbing Contractor License Exam Review

    $199.99

    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 cl…

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  • Mississippi HVAC Contractor License Exam Review

    $199.99

    Anyone seeking to become a HVAC 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 classe…

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  • Mississippi Residential Builder Exam Review

    $199.99

    A Residential Builder’s license is required for projects that exceed $50,000 or more and applicants must pass the Business Law and Residential Builder exams. This course offers an online review for the Mississippi Builder Exam. During the class, students will highlight each one of the references 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.

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  • Mississippi Mechanical Contractor License Exam Review

    $199.99

    Anyone seeking to become a Mechanical contractor in Mississippi is required to sit for two exams, business and law and the trade. he 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 c…

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  • NASCLA General Building – Exam Prep Only

    $199.99

    Please note that the Commercial Business and Law Exam must be passed in addition to the trade exam. As of 11-1-2016, pre-approval from NASCLA is required to sit for the examination and you must have a minimum of 2 years of commercial experience within the last 5 years. This course includes study tips, highlighting guides, practice exams, and math and plans. @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 Business and Law Practice Tests

    $104.99

    Applicants are required to sit for two exams, business and law and the trade. We offer review for the Mississippi Law and Business Management Exam practice tests in an online course format. @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 – Business (2 hours)

    $29.99

    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 – Code Update (2 Hours)

    $29.99

    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:2012 International Code Updates, Instructor Commentary.

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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