Need of a License: Electrical contractors, journeyman and master electricians are licensed at the local level. For electrical contractors doing a privately funded job over $50,000.00 per job or a publicly funded job over $50,000.00 per job, you will have to have a state contractor's license. For jobs below these amounts, local requirements must be met. A contractor that has a state business license and a license from a local municipality or county that required an exam, may obtain a license in any other municipality or county provided he or she has actively engaged in business as an electrical contractor for two years or more.
Who Grants a License: The Mississippi State Board of Contractors issues the contractor’s license.
How to Apply for the License:
Contractor: Residential Application Form or Commercial Application Form
The contractor’s license exam will test on the following subjects:
- Estimating and Bidding
- Lien Law
- Financial Management
- Tax Laws
- Labor Laws
- Project Management
- Business Organization
- Risk Management
- Environmental and Safety
- General Electrical Knowledge
- Service, Feeders, and Branch Circuits
- Grounding and Bonding
- Conductors and Cables
- Raceways and Boxes
- Special Occupancies and Equipment
- Electrical Power
- Low Voltage
- Illuminated Signs
- Fire Detection and Alarm Systems
- Safety Information
- Overcurrent Protection
Passing Grade: 70%
Exam Details: Business Law: 2 hours, 50 questions
See Candidate Booklet
Fees: There are fees to obtain a license.
Who administers the test: Once you complete and turn in the application MSBOC will forward the testing information to you. The tests are an open book. MSBOC will give you a bulletin that tells you how to schedule the exam, which books are allowed in the exam, and where to get the books.
PSI (800) 733-9267
License Renewal Requirements:
Contractor - Annual - Online Renewal
Applicable Code: The state has not adopted a state-wide electrical code. Local municipalities establish their own codes and most have adopted either the NEC 2005 or 2008.
Mississippi State Board of Contractors
2001 Airport Road, Suite 101
Jackson, MS 39208
(601) 354-6715 fax
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