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Mississippi Contractor Licensing Board
PO Box 320279
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
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
OSHA Safety 5
Licensing 4

Total Number of Test Questions: 80
Time Allowed (Hours): 3.0
The Business and Law Examination is NOT required
for Residential Builders.

Books Allowed in the Exam

1. International Residential Code, 2012, ICC. Doc Link
2. Code of Federal Regulations - 29 CFR Part 1926 (OSHA), GPO - OR - (OSHA) Selections by PSI, (latest amendments). Buy from PSI
3. The Contractor's Guide to Quality Concrete Construction, 3rd Edition, 2005, American Society of Concrete Contractors. Buy at Amazon
4. Modern Masonry: Brick, Block, Stone, 8th Edition, 2015, Clois E. Kicklighter. Buy at Amazon
5. Carpentry & Building Construction, 2010 or 2016, John Feirer, Gilbert Hutchings and Mark Feirer. Buy at Amazon
6. Guide to Good Practice for Handing, Installing, Restraining, and Bracing of Metal Plate Connected Wood Truses, 2013, Wood Truss Council of America. Doc Link
7. Pipe and Excavation Contracting, 2011, Dave Roberts. Buy at Amazon
8. Roofing Construction and Estimating, 1995, Daniel Atcheson. Buy at Amazon
9. Rules and Regulations, Residential Contractors, Mississippi State Board of Contractors. Doc Link
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