Mississippi Residential Builder License (General Contractor)

Pursuing a career in the construction field? Study at home for your Mississippi Residential Builder License (General Contractor) with our fully online, easy to take, and self-paced course.

Mississippi Residential Builder License (General Contractor)
Steps to Success

1. Take the online course at your convenience.
2. At the end of the course, print your certificate of completion.

Exam Review Option Includes
Study Tips
Instructor Support
Practice Exams
Highlighting Guides
Math and Plans
Licensing Information
iOS/Android Tablet and Smartphone Compatible
1 Year of Access

Course Fee: $169.99

About This License

A residential contractor’s services are limited to construction, remodeling, repair, or improvement of one, two, three, or four family unit residences that do not exceed three stories in height.


Our training is written by Subject Matter Experts and built by Instructional Designers.

No Pass, No Pay

If you are not able to pass your exam on the SECOND attempt, we will refund your course fee. Conditions do apply.

Flexible & Self Paced

Simply login and out as needed. We track your progress.

Mobile Compatible

Our training is built on HTML5 - so you can take it with on your tablet or smartphone.

Lowest Price

We will beat ANY price by 10% for a similar program.

Requirements to Obtaining your License

A Residential Builder's license is required for projects that exceed $50,000 or more.

  • Pass 2 exams Business and Law; Residential Builder.

Exam Review, Training, Education

We offer an online review for the Mississippi Builder Exam. The online class is $199. During the class, students will highlight each one of the references that they are recommended for the exam. Math and plans analysis is also taught.

Books and References for the Exam

The following references are permitted to be taken into the examination. These references may be tabbed (with a permanent index tab) and highlighted. They are available for purchase from our online contractor’s bookstore or by calling our office at 1-800-952-0910.

  • 2012 International Residential Code
  • OSHA Code of Federal Regulations Part 1926
  • Carpentry and Building Construction
  • Guide to Good Practice for Wood Trusses
  • Contractors Guide to Quality Concrete
  • Roofing Construction and Estimating
  • Modern Masonry
  • Pipe and Excavation Contracting

The following reference is also needed for the residential builder exam. It is available to print online free of charge.

Exam Details

  • The testing company is PSI (1-800-733-9267)
  • 80 questions and an 3-hour time limit
  • 70% is required to pass the exam
  • The exam fee is $120 for 1 portion or $240 for two portions of testing.
  • Topics on the exam include sitework, footings, and foundation; concrete and concrete reinforcement; masonry; carpentry; roofing; associated trades and drywall; general code, plan reading and estimating; OSHA safety; and licensing.

Continuing Education

Continuing education is only required if you are a residential contractor licensed AFTER July 15, 2015. If you received your license before this date, you are not required to have continuing education (as of this time). We offer this online. Click here to learn more.

Applying to Get Your License

An application for licensure can be obtained from the Mississippi State Board of Contractors by calling 1-800-880-6161. The licensing and application fee is $50.00.

Reciprocity Agreement

Currently an agreement with South Carolina, Louisiana, Tennessee, Arkansas, and Alabama.

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