How to Become an Electrician in Mississippi, MS

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In Mississippi there are 2 contractor licenses and an electrician’s license:

The board responsible for the licensure is Mississippi State Board of Contractors

Mississippi Master Electrician License

It is noted at the examination bulletin, that you will have to apply for a master electrician’s license, then get approved to participate in the appropriate exams, pass them and receive your license.

However, an application for a master electrician license is not available in Mississippi State Board of Contractors. This might be due to the discontinuation of this statewide license. This might have happened and the bulletin might not be updated.

We advise to contact Mississippi State Board of Contractors for more information on this. The contact information is:

Mississippi State Board of Contractors
Phone: 601-354-6161 or (800) 880-6161
Fax: 601-354-6715
Address: 2679 Crane Ridge Drive, Suite C, Jackson, 39216
[email protected]

For more information about the exams, please read here.

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Mississippi Commercial Contractor License

You must apply for a commercial contractor’s license. If you are approved, then you will be able to participate in the exams. After you pass them, you can receive your license.

First of all, the application can be found here.

In the application you can find all the relevant information you will need, detailed step-by-step instructions on how to apply for a commercial contractor’s license and what this license includes (scope of work that can be done, etc.). You have to choose specific classification that you want to work on. At pages 1-2 of the application you can find more details about it.

There is a non-refundable fee of $200 for the application. This amount must be made with a check made payable to the “State Board of Contractors”, plus $50 for each additional classification. The check must be sent with the application. Do not include money or other form of payments.

For more information about the exams, please read here.

There is reciprocity for this license with the following states and their specific boards, which can be found at the reciprocity application:

  • Arkansas
  • Louisiana
  • Tennessee
  • South Carolina
  • Alabama

Note: If you apply and get approved for reciprocity, you will still have to pass the Law exam. Only the trade exam is waived.

Continuing Education is not required yet.

Renewal is mandatory and you should fill the application for renewal. You can also renew your license online. The cost is $200. For more information about renewal, you can also check here.

There is also a useful FAQ that can answer a lot of your questions, like the differences between commercial and residential contractors, who of your business can take the test, etc.

Finally, don’t forget to check Electrician Jobs in Mississippi.

Mississippi Residential Contractor License

The procedure is the following:

You apply for a residential contractor’s license. If you are approved, then you will be able to participate in the exams. After you pass them, you can receive your license.

You will have to fill and submit the following application.

In the application you can find all the required documents you will need, detailed step-by-step instructions on how to apply for a residential contractor’s license and checklists for not doing any mistakes during your application process.

There is a non-refundable fee of $50 for the application. This amount must be made with a check made payable to the “State Board of Contractors”. The check must be sent with the application. Do not include money or other form of payments.

For more information about the exams, please read here.

There is reciprocity for this license with the following states and their specific boards, which can be found at the reciprocity application:

  • Arkansas
  • Louisiana
  • Tennessee
  • South Carolina
  • Alabama

Note: If you apply and get approved for reciprocity, you will still have to pass the Law exam. Only the trade exam is waived.

Continuing Education is not required yet.

Renewal is mandatory and you should fill the application for renewal. You can also renew your license online. The cost is $100. If your license has expired, the fee goes to $110. For more information about renewal, you can also check here.

There is also a useful FAQ that can answer a lot of your questions, like the differences between commercial and residential contractors, who of your business can take the test, etc.

Finally, don’t forget to check Electrician Jobs in Mississippi.

Mississippi Electrician License Examinations

After you are eligible for the exams, you will be mailed a package with all the information and papers you will need to schedule the appropriate examination.

The examinations are scheduled and offered by PSI exams. You can contact them here.

For all of the above licenses, there is a useful candidate information bulletin that will answer all of your questions in great detail.

There is a non-refundable fee to be able to take the examinations. Please note that once you select a person of your organization to take the test, you will not be able to choose another, so choose wisely.

The examination fee depends on the portions you want to take. More info about this can be found on page 2. The one examination portion costs $120. Depending on your method of registration, this amount can be paid via various methods. For more information please read page 5.

You will need a score of 70% or higher in order to pass.

Here is an overview of the tests for each license:

Master Electrician Exam Information

The test consists of 80 questions and the time frame is 3 hours.

Under this license you can do unlimited electrical work.

The exact content outline of this test can be found at page 25.

The exam is open book and the following references are allowed in the test center:

  • National Electrical Code, NEC, 2005, National Fire Protection Association, 1 Batterymarch Quincy, MA 02269-9101, 6177703000, www.nfpa.org OR National Electrical Code Handbook, 2005, NFPA
  • Code of Federal Regulations – 29 CFR Part 1926 (OSHA), 2008 or 2011, Superintendent of Documents, PO Box 371954, Pittsburgh, PA 15250-7954, 888-293- 6498, http://www.access.gpo.gov/nara/cfr/cfr- table-search.html#page1
    OR
    Code of Federal Regulations – 29 CFR Part 1926 Selections by PSI, 2008 or 2011, 3210 E Tropicana, Las Vegas, NV 89121, (800) 733-9267, www.psiexams.com, (See order form at the end of the Candidate Information Bulletin.) All items are based on either the 2008 or 2011 editions.
  • Ugly’s Electrical References, George V. Hart, 2008 or 2011, Jones and Bartlett, (800) 832-0034, www.uglys.net, ISBN 978-0-7637-7126-3. All items are based on either the 2008 or 2011 editions.

Note: The test might contain questions outside of these books too and the candidate is responsible for bringing the above referenced with him. They will not be provided at the test centers.

Commercial Contractor Exam Information

For this license you will have to take and pass two tests.

The first one is the “Law and Business Management Examination”.

This test consists of 50 questions and the maximum time allowed is 2 hours.

The exact content outline of this test can be found at page 8.

The exam is open book and the following reference is allowed in the test center:

  • Business and Project Management for Contractors – Mississippi State Board of Contractors Edition, 3rd Edition, NASCLA Educational Resources and Publications, 23309 N. 17th Dr., Building 1, Unit 110, Phoenix, AZ 85027, (623) 587-9519, Fax (623) 587-9625, www.nascla.org. ISBN # 1-934234-31-1

Note: The test might contain questions outside of this book too and the candidate is responsible for bringing the above reference with him. It will not be provided at the test centers.

The second test, is the trade test and this depends on the classifications you have chosen.

Residential Contractor Exam Information

For this license you will have to take and pass two tests.

The first one is the “Law and Business Management Examination”.

This test consists of 50 questions and the maximum time allowed is 2 hours.

The exact content outline of this test can be found at page 8.

The exam is open book and the following reference is allowed in the test center:

  • Business and Project Management for Contractors – Mississippi State Board of Contractors Edition, 3rd Edition, NASCLA Educational Resources and Publications, 23309 N. 17th Dr., Building 1, Unit 110, Phoenix, AZ 85027, (623) 587-9519, Fax (623) 587-9625, www.nascla.org. ISBN # 1-934234-31-1

Note: The test might contain questions outside of this book too and the candidate is responsible for bringing the above reference with him. It will not be provided at the test centers.

The second test, is the trade test and it depends on the type of license you have chosen.

The above apply for the following largest cities (among others):
JacksonGulfportSouthhavenHattiesburgBiloxi
MeridianTupeloGreenvilleOlive BranchHorn Lake
ClintonPearlMadisonRidgelandStarkville
VicksburgColumbusPascagoulaBrandonOxford
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