Mississippi Licensing Overview for an Electrician

Licensing for an electrician in Mississippi is controlled by the Mississippi State Board of Contractors.

General Guidelines for an Electrician in Mississippi

Specific requirements to perform electrician services can generally be used as a guideline, but make sure to check with your local governing rules and regulations.

Who’s allowed to perform these services?


General requirements for an electrician license?

• Journeyman License: Licensed at local level; requirements vary

• Master Electrician License: Licensed at local level; requirements vary

• Electrical Contractor License: Contractors with a state business license may obtain a license in any other municipality or county, provided they have engaged in business as an electrical contractor for two years or more. Certificates of Responsibility, issued by the Mississippi State Board of Contractors, are required on all private jobs of $100,000 or more and on all projects of $40,000 or more.

What’s the state licensing site for an electrician?

Mississippi State Board of Contractors

What are some training programs available for an electrician?

See schools and training programs.

How long is a license good for and when do I need to renew?

Check with local governing body for updated details.

What are fees associated with licensing?