Mississippi Builders License Courses
Our Mississippi contractor license online study courses are easy to use and understand. We combine HD Videos, engaging slides and practice questions as close to the real test as it gets. We walk you through the reference books pointing out what is important. You have immediate access to the course and can come and go as you please from any computer or mobile device. We keep our prices low because we care about you and your future.
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Business & Law Management Exam Online Course
Regardless of whether you are seeking a residential or a commercial contractor license, you will be required to pass the Business and Law exam. You must also pass the Trades exam for the type of license you are seeking.
Residential Builder License Online Course
A license is required for any new residential construction over $50,000 that is three stories or less. Commercial work less than 7500 sq. feet is also allowed under this license.
Building Construction Exam Prep Online Course
A Mississippi Building Construction license enables a contractor to work on any commercial, residential, or industrial structure.
NASCLA-Accredited (Commercial) General Contractor Online Course – Updated-
This course will also prepare you for the Mississippi Building Construction License Exam.
The Instructor walks you through the essential parts of the PSI-Approved reference books, allowing you to highlight the important points. Sample quizzes and integrated slides are included throughout. This exam preparation course is for Commercial General Contractors and is accepted in AL, AR, GA, LA, MS, NV, NC, OR, SC, TN, UT, US Virgin Islands, VA, and WV. You may also need to take each states’ specific business/law/project management exam in addition to the NASCLA exam.
Course and Book Packages
|Building Construction License
Course and Books Package
This license covers residential, commercial and industrial. This Package includes the Online Business and Law Course, Building Construction License Course and reference books with approved pre-printed tabs, along with the Mississippi Regulations of Excavation. Package contains:
Note: The books below are recommended references for the exam. While we no longer sell the books, you are able to purchase the books from other retailers such as Amazon.
IMPORTANT NOTICE: Effective January 25, 2013, all residential builders and remodelers will be required to provide a certificate of insurance evidencing current coverage of general liability insurance.
If you are performing Residential Remodeling or Roofing over $10,000 you will need a Residential Remodeling or Roofing license.
If you are Building over $50,000 you will need a Residential Builders license through the state.
With a Residential Builders license, you can build commercial properties up to 7500 sq. ft.
Frequently Asked Questions
How do I get my contractor license in Mississippi?
Take and pass the Trade and Business/Law parts of the Residential builders licensing exam. Testing is through PSI Examination Services, PSI: 1-800-733-9267, www.psiexams.com
A license is required prior to bidding, contracting or offering a price to perform work. The first step in the licensing process is to pass the exams for the license you are obtaining. The Business and Law Management exam is required for every classification of license. Get Started NOW!
Licensing information is available from:Mississippi State Board of Contractors
2679 Crane Ridge Drive, Ste. C
Jackson MS 39216 Email: firstname.lastname@example.org Web site http://www.msboc.us/ Phone: 601-354-6161 or (800) 880-6161 Fax: 601-354-6715
How long does it take to complete the courses?
- The Mississippi Exam Prep courses take approximately 8 hours each, but we move rapidly through the materials. For a thorough review, you may want to allow twice that amount of time.
- The NASCLA Accredited Commercial Contractor Course should take at least 24-30 hours.
Once you register, you have up to 6 months before your course is deactivated. If you need longer, just give us a call and we can arrange an extension.
What is on the Exams?
Questions are taken at random from a pool of over 1,000 questions.
Business and Law Exam Content – there are 50 questions on the exam and you are allowed 2 hours.
You must get at least 36 questions correct.
- Licensing Requirements – 5 questions
- Estimating and Bidding – 7 questions
- Lien Law – 1 question
- Financial Management – 5 questions
- Tax Law – 5 questions
- Labor Laws – 5 questions
- Project Management – 5 questions
- Contracts – 6 questions
- Business organization – 2 questions
- Risk Management – 4 questions
- Environment & Safety – 5 questions
Remodelers License Exam Content – There are 60 questions on the exam and you are allowed 2 hours.
You must get at least 42 correct.
- Safety (6 questions)
- Windows and Doors (3 questions)
- Rough Carpentry (16 questions)
- Finish Carpentry (16 questions)
- Siding (3 questions)
- Drywall (2 questions)
- Concrete (7 questions)
- Masonry (7 questions)
Residential License Exam Content – There are 80 questions on the exam and you are allowed 3 hours.
You must get at least 56 correct.
- Site work, Footings, and Foundations (11 questions)
- Concrete and Concrete Reinforcement (8 questions)
- Masonry (8 questions)
- Carpentry (13 questions)
- Associated Trades and Drywall (6 questions)
- Roofing (7 questions)
- Estimating, Plan Reading and General Code Requirements (18 questions)
- OSHA Safety (5 questions)
- Licensing (4 questions)
NASCLA – Accredited Exam Content –
The NASCLA-Accredited exam consists of 115 questions and you must get 81 answers correct. You will have 330 minutes to complete the exam. The subjects covered in the exam are listed below, however, the questions are taken at random from a large pool of questions making sure that all contractors are taking a different exam.
- Estimating, Bidding & Pre-construction – 23 questions
- Project Management – 28 questions
- Project Construction- 32 questions
- Project Closeout – 9 questions
- Business & Financial Management – 23 questions
How much does it cost to take these exams through PSI?
- One Examination Portion ($120)
- Two Examination Portions ($240)
- Three Examination Portions ($360)
- Examination Review ($120)
Is contractor continued education required in Mississippi?
Yes. Contractors are required to complete two (2) hours of approved continuing education each year. This new requirement went into effect July 1, 2015.
You must have your Mississippi contractor continuing education completed prior to your license renewal date, which is the last day of the twelfth month from your issuance date.
Is the NASCLA Accredited Commercial Contractor license accepted in Mississippi?
When you pass the NASCLA Accredited Examination for Commercial General Building Contractors, you will be listed in the NASCLA National Examination Database. You will then have this information available for the following states which accept the NASCLA Accredited Examination: AL, AR, GA, LA, MS, NV, NC, OR, SC, TN, UT, US Virgin Islands, VA, and WV. You may also need to take each states’ specific business/law/project management exam in addition to the NASCLA exam.
Does Mississippi require a General contractor (commercial contractor) license?
Yes, if you are doing a privately funded job over $50,000.00 per job or a publicly funded job over $50,000.00 per job you will have to have a state contractor’s license. For anything that falls below that amount, you will have to contact the city or county wherever you will be doing the job and meet their requirements.