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Swimming Pools

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Mississippi Board of Contractors (MSBOC)
2679 Crane Ridge Drive, Suite C
Jackson, MS  39216
Phone:  (601) 354-6161
Exam Provider
PSI Services LLC
3210 E. Tropicana Ave
Las Vegas, NV  89121
Phone:  (800) 557-0619
Exam Type
Exam Content
Subject Areas# of
Filtration / Circulation Systems14
Maintenance & Operation12
Accessories & Associated Trades8
Concrete, Shotcrete & Gunite10
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Scope of Work

The scope of work for this license includes:  Unlimited pool and spa installation, maintenance and servicing, except for solar pool heating.  The examination may also contain questions based on trade knowledge or general industry practices.  Except for Code books, you can base your answers on later editions of references as they become available.  For Code questions, the examinations will be based only on the edition of the Code book that is listed.

Business & Law Requirement

In addition to the Mississippi trade-specific examination, you are required to pass the Law & Business Management Exam offered by PSI unless waived through reciprocity.

Books Allowed in the Exam
Guide to Shotcrete - ACI 506/R-90, 1995 (Revised 2005), ACI
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Contractor's Guide to Quality Concrete Construction, 4th Edition, 2018, ACI/ASCC
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The Ultimate Pool Maintenance Manual: Spas, Pools, Hot Tubs, Rockscapes and Other Water Features, 2007, Terry Tamminen,
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ANSI/NSPI-1 Standard for Public Swimming Pools, 2014
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ANSI/NSPI-2 Standard for Public Spas, 1999
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ANSI/NSPI-3 Standard for Permanently Installed Residential Spas, 1999
ANSI/NSPI-5 American National Standard for Residential Inground Swimming Pools, 2011
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Certified Pool & Spa Operator Handbook, 2006, NSPF
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NSF/ANSI 50-2015, Equipment for Swimming Pools, Spas, Hot Tubs and Other Recreational Water Facilities, 2015
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