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New Mexico Contractors License

get new mexico contractors licenseA contractors license is required in New Mexico prior to bidding on any project. To become a licensed contractor, candidates are required to pass two examinations: business and law and their trade. Applications for licensure can obtained from the New Mexico Construction Industries Division by calling 505-476-4700. Please note that pre-approval is required through the board before sitting for an examination.


New Mexico Contractors License Requirements


let us help you get your contractors licenseAnyone engaged in construction-related contracting in New Mexico must be licensed. This includes general construction work, electrical, mechanical and plumbing and LP gas. Applicants qualifying agent must provide proof of required experience (2-4 years depending on classification). The applicant must also submit a certificate of competence. The activities that are considered to be contracting in New Mexico are defined in the Construction Industries Licensing Act, NMSA 1978, Section 60-13-3. More info here.


New Mexico Contractors Fees


contractors license feesConstruction contractor's license fees: It will cost you $30 nonrefundable to apply for your initial contractor's license. The license itself will cost $150 for each trade except for the trades which have multipart exams. Licenses for these trades are $300 each. Journeyman exams and licenses cost $75. Licenses are good for three years.


New Mexico Contractors Exam Details


contractor exam detailed informationThe New Mexico General Building Contractor exam has 100 questions and a time limit of 300 minutes. A 75% is required to pass. Topics on the exam include sitework, concrete, masonry; carpentry; doors and windows; metals; drywall and finishes; thermal and moisture protection; general code; plan reading and estimating; and OSHA safety. The fee for the exam is $30 and pre-approval is required from the board before sitting for the exam. The New Mexico Business and Law Exam has 50 questions and a time limit of 125 minutes. A 75% is required to pass. Topics on the exam include licensing requirements, estimating and bidding, business organization and financial management, tax laws, labor laws, project management and lien law, contractors, risk management, and environment and safety. The fee for the exam is $44. To schedule your exam, you must be first pre-approved. More info here.


New Mexico License Exams We Cover


New Mexico Business and Law Exam


New Mexico General Building GB-98 Contractors Exam


New Mexico Residential GB-2 Builder Contractor Exam


New Mexico Electrical EE-98 Contractors Exam



New Mexico Contractors Exam Study Kit $249


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New Mexico Contractors License Reciprocity


contractors license reciprocityThe State of New Mexico Licensing Board only has a reciprocal agreement as it relates to journeyman electricians but none for contractors licensing. More info here.