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Mississippi Alarm Systems and Equipment Contractor

The Mississippi Alarm Systems and Equipment license covers unlimited fire, heat, intrusion detection, notification system installation, and maintenance.

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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.

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  • 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.
  • In addition to passing a trade exam, 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 $100,000 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 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. Specialty classifications must have a net worth of at least $20,000.
  • 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 Mississippi Alarm Systems and Equipment license covers unlimited fire, heat, intrusion detection, notification system installation, and maintenance.

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

Mississippi has a limited reciprocity agreement with Alabama, Arkansas, Louisiana, Tennessee, and South Carolina. Applicants must have held a license in these states for at least 3 consecutive years.

Mississippi does not currently require continuing education for this license.

  • The fee for the exam is $120 and a score of 70% is required to pass.
  • The Mississippi Building exam has 60 questions and a time limit of 2 hours.
  • The Business and Law exam is also required.

    Topics covered on the exam are general electrical and low voltage, fire detection and notification, and intrusion detection and notification.

  • To schedule your exam, you must first obtain pre-approval from the board. Then, contact PSI at 1-800-733-9267.
American Contractors does not currently offer a seminar to prepare for the Mississippi Alarm Systems and Equipment contractor license exam. However, we do offer a ½ day seminar to prepare for the required Business and Law Management exam. Please contact us for additional information, 1-800-992-1910.