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New Mexico Contractor Licenses

All state licenses are issued by the New Mexico Regulation and Licensing Department (NMRLD). The Construction Industries Division regulates the General Construction, Electrical, LP Gas , and, Mechanical and Plumbing categories; each category has a specific Bureau. Contracting activities under these classifications are defined in the Construction Industries Licensing Act, NMSA 1978, Section 60-13-3 . Furthermore, Manufactured Housing is its own division.

In New Mexico, licensing is mandatory to ensure safety, quality, and professionalism in every construction project. Therefore, contracting without a license is against the law.

Examination services are conducted byPSI©. Applicants pass with a score of 75%. General Construction, Electrical, LP Gas, and Mechanical and Plumbing contractors are required to pass a Business and Law examination. For categories that have a journeyperson license, this certificate is required if applying for a contractor license.

Check out the licenses below for their requirements, exams, books, and classes.

Acoustical Insulation and Insulation (GS-1)

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Asphalt, Bitumen, and Concrete Construction (GA)

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Asphalt, Bitumen and Concrete Construction (GA-98)

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Airports (GF-1)

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Awnings and Canopies (GS-2)

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Boiler Operator (B01) Journeyman

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Boiler Operator (B02) Journeyman

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Bridges (GF-2)

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Caissons, Piers and Pile Driving (GS-15)

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Cathodic Protection and Lightning Protection Systems (ES-2)

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Cathodic Protection, and Lightning Protection Systems (ES-2J) Journeyman

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Canals, Reservoirs, or Irrigation Systems (GF-3)

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Carburetion Sale, Service and Installation (CNG-1 CNG)

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Concrete, Cement, Walkways, and Driveways (GS-34)

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CORE (GF)

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Curbs, Gutters, and Culverts (GA-3)

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Demolition (GS-5)

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Door Installation (GS-6)

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Drainage or Flood Control Systems (GF-4)

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Dry Chemical Fire Protection (MS-14)

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Dry Chemical Fire Protection (MS-14J) Journeyman

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Drywall Installation and Texture (GS-7)

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Earthmoving, Excavation, and Ditching (GS-8)

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Electrical Distribution Systems, including Transmission Lines (EL-1)

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Electrical Distribution Systems, including Transmission Lines (EL-1J) Journeyman

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Electrical Inspector (General)

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Electrical Signs and Outline Lighting (ES-1)

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Electrical Signs and Outline Lighting (ES-1J) Journeyman

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Elevators, Escalators, Conveyors (GS-9)

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Fire Protection Systems (MS-12)

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Fire Protection Systems (MS-12J) Journeyman

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Fixed Works (GF-98)

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Framing (GS-13)

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General Building (GB-98)

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General Building Contractor Part 2 Examination (GB-98)

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General Building Inspector

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Heat, Cooling, and Process Pipe (MM-4)

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Heat, Vent and Air Conditioning (MM-3)

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Highway Signs and Guard Rails (GA-5)

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Installation, Service and Repair (LP-5)

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Installation, Service and Repair of Cylinder Exchange Cabinets (LP-8)

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Installation, Service and Repair of Mobile Units (LP-6)

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Lawn Sprinklers (MS-6)

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Limited Installation, Service and Repair (LP-4)

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Low Voltage Special Systems (under 50 Volts) (ES-3)

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Low Voltage Special Systems (under 50 Volts) (ES-3J) Journeyman

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LP Gas Carburetion, Sale, Service and Installation (LP-10)

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LP Gas Inspector Certification

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Maintenance and Repair (GA-2)

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Manufactured Housing Broker

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Manufactured Housing Dealer

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Manufactured Housing Inspector

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Manufactured Housing Installer 1

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Manufactured Housing Installer 2

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Manufactured Housing Installer 3

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Manufactured Housing Installer 3 – Electrical Endorsement

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Manufactured Housing Salesperson

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Manufactured Housing Yardline Endorsement

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Masonry (GS-16)

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Mechanical (MM-98)

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Mechanical Inspector

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Medical Gas Installer (JMG) Journeyman

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Miscellaneous Sheet Metal (GS-32)

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Natural Gas Fitting (MM-2)

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Natural Gas Fitter (JG) Journeyman

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Natural Gas Fitter Practical Examination Journeyman

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Pipe Fitter (JPF) Journeyman

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Plastering, Stucco and Lathing (GS-30)

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Plumber (JP) Journeyman

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Plumber Practical Examination Journeyman

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Plumbing (MM-1)

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Plumbing Inspector

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Railroad and Tunnel Construction (GF-6)

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Recreation Areas (GF-5)

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Refrigeration (JR) Journeyman

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Residential and Commercial Electrical (EE-98J) Journeyman

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Residential and Commercial Electrical Part 1 Code Examination (EE-98J) Journeyman

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Residential and Commercial Electrical Part 2 Theory Examination (EE-98J) Journeyman

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Residential and Commercial Electrical Part 1 (Commercial and Industrial) (EE-98)

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Residential and Commercial Electrical Part 2 (Residential) (EE-98)

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Residential and Commercial Electrical Part 3 (Specialties) (EE-98)

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Residential and Commercial Electrical Practical Examination Journeyman

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Residential Building Contractor Part 1 Examination (GB-2)

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Residential Electrical Inspector

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Residential Electrical Practical Examination Journeyman

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Residential Electrical Wiring Part 2 Theory Examination (ER-1J) Journeyman

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Residential Electrical Wiring (ER-1)

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Residential Electrical Wiring Part 1 Code Examination (ER-1J) Journeyman

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Residential Inspector

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Residential Water Well Pump Installer (ES-10R)

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Residential Water Well Pump Installer (ES-10RJ) Journeyman

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Retail Sale of LP Gas (LP-3S)

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Roofing (GS-21)

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Septic Tanks & Sewer (MS-3)

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Sheet Metal (JSM) Journeyman

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Sheet Metal Practical Examination Journeyman

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Siding (GS-31)

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Sign Construction (Non-Electrical) (GS-23)

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Sprinkler (JS) Journeyman

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Station for Dispensing LP Gas (LP-9)

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Streets, Roads, and Highways (GA-1)

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Striping (GA-4)

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Structural Steel Erection (GS-24)

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Swimming Pools (GS-25)

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Tanks and Tower (GF-7)

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Telephone Communication Systems and Telephone Interconnect Systems (ES-7)

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Telephone Communication Systems and Telephone Interconnect Systems ( ES-7J) Journeyman

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Transmission Lines, Tanks, and Substations (NonElectrical) (GF-8)

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Utility Lines (GF-9)

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Water Well Pump Installer (ES-10)

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Water Well Pump Installer (ES-10J) Journeyman

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Welder (JW) Journeyman

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Wholesale Sale or Delivery of LP Gas (LP-1)

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Wholesale or Manufacture of Appliances, Equipment or Containers (LP-7)

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Windows, Doors and Skylights (GS-14)

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