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Residential Builder

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

PSI Licensure : Certification
3210 E. Tropicana
Las Vegas, NV 89121
Phone: (800) 733-9267
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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 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. The Contractor's Guide to Quality Concrete Construction, 3rd Edition, 2005, ASCC 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 PDF File 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 PDF File Link
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