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Mississippi Residential Builder

The complete combo package includes:

  • All the books for the Mississippi Residential Exam & Business Law
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    State Requirements & Application


    * You will need this residential contractor license if you are performing residential construction over $50,000. If you are performing residential remodeling or roofing over $10,000 you will need a Residential Remodeling or Roofing license.

    * You are required to show proof of general liability insurance coverage. There is no minimum policy amount.

    * If you hold a residential contractor license, you may work on commercial projects provided the job does not exceed 7,500 sq. ft.

    * Pre-approval from the state is required to sit for this exam.* No financial statements are required for residential applications.

    * Applicant must show experience in the classifications of work requested. Applicant will need to list 3 jobs completed in requested Class.

    Board Contact Information:

    Mississippi State Board of Contractors
    2679 Crane Ridge Dr. Suite, C
    Jackson, MS 39216

    Phone: 800.880.6161

    Frequently Asked Questions: MS FAQ

    Fees: The application fee for a new residential contractor license is $50.00.

    Application: MS APPLICATION

    Test Information:
    This open book test covers information over 10 subject areas. The questions are created from content in the 9 book set.

    Candidate Information Bulletin:
    Mississippi Residential PSI Candidate Bulletin

    Exam Fee:
    Number of Questions:
    Passing Score: 70%
    Time Limit: 3 Hours

    Test Information

    Applicants must also pass a separate exam on Business Law and Project Management for Mississippi. That exam fee is also $120.

    Exam Information
    Exam Fee $120
    Number of Questions 80
    Passing Score 70% or 56 Questions
    Time Limit 180 Minutes

    Subject Area Number of Questions
    Site work, footings and foundations 11
    Concrete and Concrete Reinforcement 8
    Masonry 8
    Carpentry 13
    Associated Trades and Drywall 6
    Roofing 7
    Estimating, Plan Reading and General Code Requirements 18
    OSHA Safety 5
    Licensing 4


    Mississippi has established residential reciprocity with Alabama, Arkansas, Louisiana, and Tennessee. If you have held a license in one of these states for three (3) consecutive years, the board may waive your trade exam. However, the Mississippi Law and Business Management exam is mandatory.

    Permitted Work

    The Mississippi Residential Builders license permits you to Bid and Build Residential Projects in the State of Mississippi.