Construction Trade Exam Research Area

Heavy Construction

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Mississippi Contractor Licensing Board
2679 Crane Ridge Drive, Suite C
Jackson, MS  39216
Phone:  (601) 354-6161
Licensing Web Page

Exam Administrator

PSI Licensure : Certification
3210 E. Tropicana
Las Vegas, NV 89121
Phone: (800) 733-9267
Candidate Information Web Page

Exam Type


Exam Content

Subject Areas # of
Water and Sewer 16
Gas 8
Paving 12
Excavation, Compaction and Grading 12
Safety 7
Steel 12
Piles 4
Concrete 17
Traffic Control 3
Welding 6
Mississippi One-Call 3

Total number of test questions: 100
Time allowed (hours): 4.0
The state of Mississippi also requires that you take and pass a written Law and Business Management exam for this trade.

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Books Allowed in the Exam

1. Placing Reinforcing Bars, 9th Edition, 2011, CRSI Buy at Amazon
2. Code of Federal Regulations - 29 CFR Part 1926 (OSHA), GPO- OR - (OSHA) Selections by PSI, (latest amendments) Buy from Publisher
3. Installation Guide for Ductile Iron Pipe, 2016, DIPRA Web Page Link
4. Pipe and Excavation Contracting, 2011, Dave Roberts Buy at Amazon
5. Pipe Welding Procedures, 1973, Hoobasar Rampaul Buy at Amazon
6. Hot-Mix Asphalt Paving Handbook 2000, 2016, AASHTO Buy at Amazon
7. Pipefitter’s Handbook, 3rd Edition, 1967, Industrial Press Buy at Amazon
8. Mississippi Regulation of Excavation, Chapter 13 Regulation of Excavations Near Underground Utility Facilities PDF File Link
9. Handling and Erection of Steel Joists and Joist Girders, Technical Digest No. 9, 3rd Edition, 2008, Steel Joist Institute Buy at Amazon
10. ASME B31.8 - Gas Transmission and Distribution Piping Systems, 2014, ASME Buy at Amazon
11. Instructional Manual for Training and Certification of Field Personnel for Unbonded Post-Tensioning, 3rd Edition, 2003, Post-Tensioning Institute Buy at Amazon
12. Concrete Pipe and Box Culvert Installation Manual, 2018, ACPA PDF File Link
13. Mississippi Standard Specifications for Road and Bridge Construction, 1990 (Revised 2004), Mississippi Department of Transportation PDF File Link
14. Design and Control of Concrete Mixtures, 15th Edition, 2011, Steven H. Kosmatka, Beatrix Kerkhoff, William C. Panarese Buy at Amazon
15. Formwork for Concrete (SP-4), 8th Edition, 2014, American Concrete Institute Buy at Amazon
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