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Mississippi Business and Law (BC)

The Mississippi Business and Law license cannot stand alone. It must be combined with a commercial contractor’s license of some type.


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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 for all commercial licenses are required to pass the Business and Law Management exam. *Please note that we do offer a separate Business and Law Management seminar for the Mechanical trades, listed as Business and Law for Mechanical contractors*.
  • All financial requirements, experience requirements, bond and insurance requirements, application fees, and application processing information can be found listed with each trade exam.

The Mississippi Business and Law license cannot stand alone. It must be combined with a commercial contractor’s license of some type.

To apply, contact the state of Mississippi at 601-354-6161.

All application fees, financial and experience requirements can be found with the license classification sought.

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

Reciprocal agreements are as follows: Alabama General Board- waive all trades (if taken in the state of Alabama), but must take Business and Law exam; Alabama Board of Electrical Contractors; Alabama Board of Heating and Air Conditioning Contractors; Arkansas - waive all trades except for Mechanical and Electrical; Louisiana - waive all trades except Mechanical and Electrical unless exam was taken in Louisiana; Tennessee (waive all trades if unlimited and the business law exam is never waived) and South Carolina - only Building and Electrical if taken the exam in South Carolina.

Please contact the state licensing board for more specific information or questions.


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

  • The fee for the exam is $120 and a score of 70% is required to pass.
  • The Mississippi Business and Law Management exam has 50 questions and a time limit of 2 hours.

    Topics covered on the exam are licensing, business organization, estimating and bidding, contracts, project management, risk management, labor laws, financial management, tax laws, environmental and safety, and lien law.

  • To schedule your exam, you must first obtain pre-approval from the board. Then, contact PSI at 1-800-733-9267.
American Contractors offers a ½ day seminar to prepare you for the required Mississippi Business and Law Management exam. Please contact us for additional information, 1-800-992-1910.