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Building Construction Licensing & Exam Prep

To be eligible for a Journeyman or Master Building Construction license, applicants must satisfy experience and exam requirements set forth by the state board. We have all of the information and exam prep to help you pass the exam on your first attempt. All of our training is offered in an online self-paced format. Our exam prep is backed with our no pass, no pay policy. All of our courses are available from almost any device, any time. We hope that you will make RocketCert your home to help you obtain your Mississippi Building Construction License.

  • $279
    Building Construction
    Exam Prep
  • $1253 $1149
    Prep, Books, Tabs
Individual studying for the Mississippi Building Construction Exam  online with RocketCert
Scope of work

What type of work can be done with this license?

Licensed Building Construction in Mississippi
  • Building Construction License

    All contractors and subcontractors performing work on commercial jobs over $50,000 (including installation of equipment) require a commercial license issued by MSBOC. A commercial license is also required for any contract involving the construction, reconstruction, repair or maintenance of fire protection systems on public projects over $5,000 and private projects over $10,000.

Requirements & steps

What are the requirements to getting a license?

Building Construction RequirementsGeneral Requirements
  • Provide three reference letters. One must be from a bank or financial institution. The other reference letters can be submitted by any individual or entity applicant has worked with or for on construction related projects.
  • Applicants must list all completed and incomplete projects over the last three years
  • A reviewed or audited financial statement prepared by a certified public accountant in accordance with AICPA standards completed within the last twelve (12) months must be submitted. A compilation will not be accepted. The reviewed financial statement must reflect the assets, liabilities and net worth of the applicant. Applicants must demonstrate a net worth of at least Fifty Thousand Dollars ($50,000).
  • Certificate of insurance showing current general liability coverage of $300,000 per occurrence and $600,000 aggregate. MSBOC must be listed on the policy as certificate holder to be notified in the event of cancellation of coverage.
  • Certificate of worker’s compensation insurance coverage if applicant has 5 or more employees.
  • Certificate showing proof of good standing with the Mississippi Secretary of State if applicant is a corporation, LLC, or LLP.
Building Construction Exam RequirementsBuilding Construction Exam Requirements
  • Pass Mississippi Law and Business Management
  • Pass the Building Construction (General Contractor) exam (pre-approval is required)
    • Applicants may choose to take the NASCLA Accredited Examination for Commercial General Building instead of the Mississippi Building Construction exam.

How do I obtain a license?

To apply for your license, contact the Mississippi State Board of Contractors at 601-354-6161 or visit Board Website.

2 hours of Continuing education is required for each renewal if the license was issued on or after July 1, 2015. Also, Mississippi has reciprocity agreements with Alabama , Arkansas, Georgia, Louisiana, North Carolina, South Carolina, and Tennessee.

With RocketCert, our education is written by a combination of professional educators and industry professionals. Our exam prep is guaranteed to help you pass the exam, and is backed with our no pass, no pay policy. We pride ourselves on providing industry leading customer service. Also, if you find a better original price on any online course that we offer, we will beat it by 10%.

RocketCert customer studying to pass their State exam through the RocketCert website or on the mobile app.

Preparing to pass the State exam is a critical part of the licensing process. Failing the exam can result in substantial delays before you are able to work under your license. We offer industry leading exam prep and all of the required books, at an unbeatable price.


After studying with RocketCert, you will be on your way to passing the required State exam(s) (see below). Contact PSI at 800-733-9267 to begin this process. Testing centers are setup throughout the State in larger cities. Pre-approval is required from the testing agency prior to scheduling the exam


Once you have passed your exams PSI will notify the Mississippi State Board of Contractors and the Board will process and approve your application. You will then be notified by the board when your license has been activated. Have questions or concerns with this process (or just a lack of time)? Learn more about how we can assist with our Application Processing Program.


Which exam do I need to take?

To schedule your Building Construction exam, visit psiexams.com or call 800-733-9267.

Exam details Building Construction Exam

  • Total Questions: 80
  • Passing Score: 54 correct
  • Time: 180 minutes

Topics include: Site work; Concrete; Masonry; Metals; Carpentry; Thermal and Moisture Protection; Doors and Windows; Finishes; Safety; General Code, Plan Reading and Estimating; Mississippi One Call

Exam details Law and Business Management

  • Number of questions: 50
  • Passing Score: 35
  • Time allowed: 120 minutes

Topics Include: Licensing; Estimating and Bidding; Lien Law; Financial Management; Tax Laws; Labor Laws; Project Management; Contracts; Business Organization; Risk Management; Environmental and Safety

  • Total Questions: 115
  • Passing Score: 81 correct
  • Time: 5 hours and 30 minutes

Topics include: Planning and Estimating; Financial and Project Management; Safety; Site Construction; Concrete; Masonry; Metals; Wood Foundations and Framing; Thermal Moisture Protection; Doors, Windows, and Glazing; Finishes; Specialty Equipment and Conveyance Systems

Exam Prep, & Books

How do I pass the exam?

The Mississippi exams are open book. The references below are permitted to be tabbed, highlighted, and used during your test! Unfortunately, our online course is NOT permitted to be accessed during the State exam.

The exam prep includes math, plan reading, highlighting guides covering the topics your exam is based on, practice questions for each references, and unlimited attempts on our "test simulation".

Online Exam Prep Includes:

  • Math & Plans Lessons - Here, we teach you math concepts and how to solve calculations on test day.
  • Highlighting Guides - Introduce the critical information in your book(s). This will familiarize you with each book’s content and its layout.
  • Quizzes - These practice quizzes are based on each individual book/reference. They reinforce key concepts.
  • Test Simulation / Practice Exam - Comprehensive exams randomly generated from our database of questions. Test simulations are restricted by time, and hints are disabled. Test simulations are as close to the real exam as you can get.
  • Guide to Tabbing - This section includes tabbing books and other test taking strategies to keep calm and focused during the exam.

Mississippi Building Construction Online Exam Prep

Included in the bundle

Lifetime Online Access to:

  • MS Building Construction Online Exam Prep

Our Online Exam Prep features:

Ideal for students who already own all references



Mississippi Building Construction Exam Bundle

Includes the following courses:

  • MS Building Construction Online Exam Prep

Plus the following:

  • All the books to use during the exam
  • Permanent/Pre-Printed Tabs
  • Free Shipping!
  • Instructor Support
  • No Pass No Pay Policy
  • Lifetime Access from nearly any device

Do you also need?

$1,253 $1,149

Included in our bundle - the following books are allowed to be used during the exam.

2018 International Building Code

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Carpentry and Building Construction, Student Edition, 2016

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Design and Control of Concrete Mixtures 17th Edition

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Modern Masonry

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OSHA 1926

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Placing Reinforcing Bars

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Pipe and Excavation Contracting, Revised

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Roofing Construction & Estimating, Revised

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Training and Certification of Field Personnel for Unbonded Post-Tensioning

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Technical Digest No. 9 Handling and Erection of Steel Joists and Joist Girders

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Print for Your Exam:
State of Mississippi Regulation of Excavation
Chapter 13 Regulation of Excavations Near Underground Utility Facilities
Free / Online

Pre-printed (included in our bundle) or blank tabs are also available.

9-10 Book Tab Bundle

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Permanent Blank Tabs - 375 Pack

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The Mississippi Business & Law exam must also be passed:

Mississippi Business and Law Online Exam Prep

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Mississippi NASCLA Contractors Guide to Business, Law and Project Management, 6th Edition

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