Free Contract Licensure Readiness Workshop to be held Oct. 18 in Pearl, Mississippi

Jackson, Mississippi — October 9, 2018 — Contractors interested in becoming licensed or obtaining their Certificate of Responsibility are encouraged to register for the Mississippi Development Authority’s Contractor Licensure Readiness Workshop. The workshop will be held Thursday, October 18, from 8 a.m. – 11 a.m. at the Associated Builders and Contractors building located at 5165 Old Brandon Road in Pearl. 

“Becoming licensed provides contractors more credibility affording them opportunities to pursue larger, more profitable contracting jobs,” said MDA Executive Director Glenn McCullough, Jr. “The Contractor Licensure Readiness Workshop is a valuable preparation tool for those seeking to achieve these goals by testing and applying for a license from the Mississippi State Board of Contractors.”

Stephanie Lee, executive director of the Mississippi State Board of Contractors, will facilitate the workshop, which will provide participants with the knowledge necessary to understanding the contractor licensure application and testing process and obtaining a Certificate of Responsibility. Participants will also learn about eligibility requirements and specifics of business management/law, commercial, residential and NASCLA exams.

The Contractor Licensure Readiness Workshop is sponsored by the Mississippi Development Authority, Associated Builders and Contractors of Mississippi and the Mississippi State Board of Contractors.

The workshop is free, but registration is required. To register, visit, select “Events Calendar” and then “October 18.” For more information, contact Michelle Bernard with MDA’s Minority and Small Business Development Division at (601) 359-6678 or

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