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Mississippi

Residential Builder Licensing & Exam Prep

To be eligible for a Residential Builder 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 Residential Builder License.

  • $249
    Residential Builder
    Exam Prep
  • $1,118 $999
    Prep, Books, Tabs
    Bundle w/ Business Law
  • $895 $799
    Prep, Books, Tabs
    Bundle w/ Business Law
Individual studying for the Mississippi Residential Builder Exam  online with RocketCert
Scope of work

What type of work can be done with this license?

Licensed Residential Builder in Mississippi
  • Residential Builder License

    A contractor performing new residential construction over $50,000 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. If you are performing residential electrical, plumbing, or HVAC work less than $10,000, a state license is not required, but you must contact the local building official or permit office regarding the local requirements.

Requirements & steps

What are the requirements to getting a license?

Residential Builder 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
  • Certificate of insurance showing current general liability coverage. 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 RequirementsResidential Builder Exam Requirements
  • Pass Mississippi Law and Business Management
  • Pass the Residential Builder exam (pre-approval is required)

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 requried 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 but 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 price, we will beat it by 20%.


RocketCert customer studying to pass their State exam through the RocketCert website or on the mobile app.
RocketCert customer studying to pass their State exam through the RocketCert website or on the mobile app.
PURCHASE EXAM PREP, BOOKS, & STUDY!

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.

PASS THE STATE EXAM

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

APPLY FOR YOUR LICENSE

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)? Our licensing specialists can help you with the process.

Exam

Which exam do I need to take?

To schedule your Residential Builder exam, visit psiexams.com or call 800-733-9267.

Exam details Residential Builder Exam

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

Topics include: Site work, Footings and Foundations; Concrete and Concrete Reinforcement; Masonry; Carpentry; Associated Trades and Drywall; Roofing; Estimating, Plan Reading and General Code Requirements; OSHA Safety; Licensing

Exam details Law and Business Management

  • Number of questions: 50
  • Passing Score: 35
  • Time allowed: 120 minutes
  • OPEN BOOK
  • Topics Include: Licensing; Estimating and Bidding; Lien Law; Financial Management; Tax Laws; Labor Laws; Project Management; Contracts; Business Organization; Risk Management; Environmental and Safety
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/Calculations - Here, we teach you HOW to solve the problems on test day.
  • Highlighting Guides - Introduce the critical information in your book(s).
  • Practice Quizzes - Based on each individual book/reference, they reinforce key concepts.
  • Test Simulation/Practice Exam - Comprehensive exams randomly generated from our database of questions. Restricted by time, and hints are disabled; as close to the real thing as you can get.
  • Professional Test-Taking Tips - You mastered the content, now we show you how to keep calm and focused during the exam.

Mississippi Residential Exam Prep

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Lifetime Online Access to:

  • Mississippi Residential Exam Prep

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Students who already own all references


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Mississippi Residential Builder Bundle w/ Business Law

Lifetime Online Access to:

  • Mississippi Residential Builder Exam Prep
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  • All books and references you can use during the exam
  • Custom Permanent/Pre-Printed Tabs
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Mississippi Residential Builder Bundle w/o Business Law

Lifetime Online Access to:

  • Mississippi Residential Builder Exam Prep
Plus:
  • All books and references you can use during the exam
  • Custom Permanent/Pre-Printed Tabs
  • Free Shipping!

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$895$799

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2012 International Residential Code for One- and Two-Family Dwellings

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$149

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Building Component Safety Information Book, BCSI Wood Trusses

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$29

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Carpentry and Building Construction, Student Edition, 2016

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Contractor's Guide to Quality Concrete Construction, 4th Edition

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$89

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Modern Masonry

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$109

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OSHA 1926

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$59

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Pipe and Excavation Contracting, Revised

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$34

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Roofing Construction & Estimating

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$34

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Rules and Regulations Residential Contractors Mississippi State Board of Contractors
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The Mississippi Business & Law exam must also be passed:

Mississippi Business and Law Exam Prep

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$129

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Mississippi NASCLA Contractors Guide to Business, Law and Project Management, 5th Edition

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$79$74

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Need permanent tabs? We've got those! Blank or pre-printed.

9-10 Book Tab Bundle

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$59

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Permanent Blank Tabs - 375 Pack

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$29

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