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Mississippi Building Construction Contractor with Business Law – NASCLA Accredited

The Building Construction (Commercial) Contractor- NASCLA Accredited exam is for a Commercial Contractor License.


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Required Books 

The references listed below are permitted to be taken into the examination. These references may be tabbed (with permanent index tabs) and highlighted. They are available for purchase from our online contractor’s bookstore or by calling our office at 1-800-992-1910.

Beginning November 5, 2020, 2 additional books have been added to the booklist. They are: 

Developing Your Stormwater Pollution Prevention Plan- A Guide for Construction Sites, EPA Document #833R06004 (this is a free pdf) 

The item listed below is a pdf which must be purchased from the publisher. The link is below:

 ANSI/EIMA 99-A-2017: Standard for Exterior Insulation and Finish Systems (EIFS) and EIFS with Drainage, 2017, ANSI/EIMA, 



Add All Required Books to Cart ($2,205.95)

Additional Services

  • Pre-approval from the state is required to sit for the exam. The State is the only entity authorized to tell you which test(s) you should take or are qualified to take. Any questions regarding which test(s) to take should be directed to the Board.
  • Applicants are required to pass the Business and Law Management exam.
  • All State level licenses in Mississippi are for projects where the financial level is equal to or greater than $50,000 for public projects and $10,000 for private projects. Licensing for smaller jobs is obtained at the city or county level.
  • There are no minimum experience requirements that have to be met to get the Building Construction (Commercial Contractor -NASCLA Accredited license, however the Board does expect applicants to have experience in the area(s) in which they wish to be licensed and be able to document the experience on their application.
  • Applicants must submit a financial statement that has been reviewed by a CPA that is less than 12 months old showing net worth. Major classifications must have a net worth of at least $50,000 (major classifications are Building, Highway, Streets and Bridges, Heavy Construction, Electrical, Mechanical, and Municipal and Public Works).
  • Applicants must submit proof of workers compensation insurance and also have liability insurance coverage of a minimum of $300,000 per occurrence and $600,000 aggregate for general liability.

The Building Construction (Commercial) Contractor- NASCLA Accredited exam is for a Commercial Contractor License.

To apply for licensure contact the state of Mississippi at 1-601-354-6161.

The license fee is $200 for the 1st license obtained and $50 each for any additional classifications obtained.

Applications will be reviewed for approval for testing as soon as they are received.

After passing the exams the applicant must submit a completed application to the Board for review. Completed applications must be submitted at least 30 days before the next scheduled meeting to be reviewed at that meeting.

The Board meets 4 times each year in January, April, July, and October.

Successful candidates will receive their Certificate of Responsibility or trade license approximately 1 week after approval by the Board.

Important Contacts

To apply for a license, contact:

Mississippi Contractor Licensing Board
2679 Crane Ridge Drive
Jackson, MS 39232

Mississippi Contractor Licensing Board
Mailing Address:
P.O. Box 320279
Jackson, Mississippi 39232-0279
To register for an exam, contact:

PSI Licensure: Certification
ATTN: Examination Registration MS
3210 E Tropicana
Las Vegas, NV 89121
(800) 733-9267 Phone
(702)932-2666 Fax

NASCLA Accredited license is accepted in the following states: Alabama, Arkansas, Georgia, Louisiana, Mississippi, North Carolina, Oregon, South Carolina, Tennessee, Utah, Virginia & the Virgin Islands.

Additionally, West Virginia will accept the NASCLA exam scores for the West Virginia General Contractor, provided the NASCLA exam was passed after 11/1/2013. 

Nevada is also accepting the NASCLA exam scores if the exam was passed after 12/1/2013. This is for the same classification.

As of August 1, 2017, Arizona began accepting this examination in lieu trade examinations for the B-1 and B-2 General Commercial Contracting Classifications. As of November 21, 2017 Arizona also began administering the NASCLA exam.

For more information on specific steps to use the NASCLA Accredited exam scores in multiple states, contact NASCLA at www.nascla.org


As of this time Mississippi doesn’t require continuing education for this license.

PSI administers the exam.  PSI is a NASCLA approved exam provider, therefore, this is a NASCLA Accredited Exam.

The fee for the exam is $120.00

The Mississippi Building Contractor (Commercial) Exam has 115 questions and a time limit of 300 minutes.

  • Must get at least 81 questions correct to pass.

    1.       Planning and Estimating (21)

    2.       Financial and Project Management (21)

    3.       Safety (19)

    4.       Site Construction (15)

    5.       Concrete (8)

    6.       Masonry (3)

    7.       Metals (5)

    8.       Wood Foundations and Framing (5)

    9.       Thermal Moisture Protection (4)

    10.   Doors, Windows, and Glazing (5)

    11.   Finishes (7)

    12.   Specialty Equipment and Conveyance Systems (2)



      American Contractors offers a 1 ½ day seminar to prepare you for the Building Construction (Commercial) Contractor- NASCLA Accredited exam. In addition, we currently offer a ½ day seminar to prepare you for the required Business and Law Management exam. Our seminar guarantees you will pass your NASCLA Accredited Commercial Building exam.

       American Contractors have been holding Seminars to help contractors pass their exams for over 22 years. Please contact us for additional information, 1-800-992-1910.