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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.

Business and Law Examination

This examination is required for most trades

Acoustical Insulation and Insulation (GS-1)

Installation of any insulation material in buildings, structures, or piping

Airports (GF-1)

Construction, alteration, and repair of airport surfaces

Asphalt, Bitumen and Concrete Construction (GA-98)

Includes all work for classifications GA-1 through GA-5

Awnings and Canopies (GS-2)

Construction, erection, and installation of awnings and canopies, which include all necessary excavation and foundation work

Boiler Operator (B01) Journeyman

Limited to the operation of low-pressure boilers only

Boiler Operator (B02) Journeyman

Limited to the operation of low and high pressure boilers

Bridges (GF-2)

Construction, erection, alteration or demolition of bridges or other structures used for vehicular traffic

Caissons, Piers and Pile Driving (GS-15)

Installation of caissons, piers, and pilings, including any necessary site preparation and fabrication

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

Construction, reparation, demolishing, and installation of equipment pertaining to dams, canals, and irrigation systems

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

Installing, selling, repairing, and servicing of CNG gas carburetion

Cathodic Protection and Lightning Protection Systems (ES-2)

Work with interior and exterior cathodic protection and lightning protection systems at commercial and residential locations

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

Can perform work under an ES-2 or an EE-98 license

Concrete, Cement, Walkways, and Driveways (GS-4)

Perform work with concrete, which includes but it’s not limited to cutting, boring and sawing, as well as the removal or demolition of the material

Concrete Coring, Drilling and Slab Sawing (GS-34)

Core, bore, drill, cut, saw, and demolish concrete

CORE (GF)

All GF candidates taking one or more of the GF categories must also take the GF Core examination. There is no charge for the GF Core exam

Curbs, Gutters, and Culverts (GA-3)

Forming, finishing and placing of concrete curbs, gutters, driveway culverts, public sidewalks, and bituminous ridge curbs to deflect water

Demolition (GS-5)

Demolition of structures approved under the GB-98 classification, which also include additions or alterations to the remaining portions

Door Installation (GS-6)

GS-6 Doors are now part of the GS-14 Windows License

Drainage or Flood Control Systems (GF-4)

Construction, installation, alteration, erection, and repair of drainage or flood control systems

Dry Chemical Fire Protection (MS-14)

Servicing, installation, repair, or alteration to gaseous or chemical-based fire protection systems. May bid or contract for structural alterations

Dry Chemical Fire Protection (MS-14J) Journeyman

Allows to work under the MS-14, MM-4 or the MM-98 license

Drywall Installation and Texture (GS-7)

Installation of wallboard, surfaces, steel, or wood stud systems, including coating of walls and ceilings

Earthmoving, Excavation, and Ditching (GS-8)

Earthwork associated with or incidental to construction projects regulated by CID, using hand or power tools, or heavy equipment

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

Perform work on all electrical systems and wiring methods operating at over 5000 volts. Includes overhead or underground electrical distribution & transmission circuits, equipment, and other supporting structures

Electrical Inspector (General)

Inspect electrical work

Electrical Signs and Outline Lighting (ES-1)

Work with commercial electrical wiring methods of 5000 volts or less to install a sign or outline lighting. Allows building structures to support said signs

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

Can work under an ES-1 or an EE-98 license

Elevators, Escalators, Conveyors (GS-9)

Install, erect or perform repairs on hydraulic and manually operated elevators, escalators, and conveyors used for the transportation of people

Fire Protection Systems (MS-12)

Install and perform work on fire protection systems. Bid or contract for structural alterations incidental to the system installation

Fire Protection Systems (MS-12J) Journeyman

Can work under a MS-12, MM-4 or MM-98 license

Fixed Works (GF-98)

Construction, alteration, or repair of fixed or public work facilities. May engage on incidental buildings exclusively used for storage and not for occupancy of people

Framing (GS-13)

Perform work on wood, metal, or other products to frame a structure or building, including repairs to said structures

General Building (GB-98)

Erection, alteration, repair, or demolition of residential and commercial buildings

General Building Contractor Part 2 Examination (GB-98)

This is the second examination for the General Building Contractor (GB-98) trade

General Building Inspector

Inspect General Building work

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

Installation, alteration, repair, service, and maintenance of process piping systems

Heat, Vent and Air Conditioning (MM-3)

Installation, alteration, repair, service, and maintenance of HVAC air handling, refrigeration equipment, and piping. May bid and contract for incidental work

Highway Signs and Guard Rails (GA-5)

Erection and stabilization of signs and guard rails used for the direction and safety of vehicles

Installation, Service and Repair (LP-5)

Install, service, and repair appliances, equipment, and piping for use with LP gas in residences and commercial buildings

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

Installation, service, and repair of LP gas cylinder exchange cabinets

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

Install, repair, and service LP gas appliances, equipment, and piping in manufactured housing and similar units

Lawn Sprinklers (MS-6)

Perform installations, alterations, repairs, service, or maintenance and necessary works for potable water sprinkler systems

Limited Installation, Service and Repair (LP-4)

Installation, service, and repair of appliances, equipment, and piping, for use with LP gas in residences and commercial buildings, except for mobile homes and similar units

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

Perform work on special systems, cabling, and interconnections at commercial and residential locations. Includes telecommunications systems; fire alarm systems, CATV systems; audio and visual systems; security systems; door and gate operated control circuits

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

Can work under an ES-3, ER-1 or an EE-98 license

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

Installation, service, sale, and repair of LP gas carburetion

LP Gas Inspector Certification

Inspect LP gas work

Maintenance and Repair (GA-2)

Make repairs or alterations with materials of substances like those currently existing on streets, roads, and other ways. Apply seal coat to driveways and parking lots; install rumble strips

Manufactured Housing Broker

Engage in the functions authorized for brokers in the act. Functions are strictly limited to only pre-owned manufactured homes and cannot negotiate the sale, exchange, renting, or leasing of real estate unless licensed under the Real Estate Act of New Mexico

Manufactured Housing Dealer

Engage in the business of selling, exchanging, buying for resale, leasing, offering to, or attempting to negotiate sales or exchanges or lease-purchases of new and pre-owned manufactured homes. May also perform a Broker’s functions

Manufactured Housing Inspector

Inspect manufactured housing work

Manufactured Housing Installer 1

Level ground, attach and tighten tie downs, connect sewer, water lines, and electrical cable, and install permanent or alternative foundations

Manufactured Housing Installer 2

Perform all functions of an MHD-1 and make structural repairs, alterations, and modifications

Manufactured Housing Installer 3

Perform all functions of an MHD-2 and repair natural gas piping and appliances, change and adjust orifices in a manufactured home prior to connection to L.P. gas, and service plumbing and electrical systems

Manufactured Housing Installer 3 – Electrical Endorsement

Installation of feeder assemblies from the on-site utility terminal to the manufactured home

Manufactured Housing Salesperson

Be employed and engage in sales or lease-purchases of new and pre owned manufactured homes

Manufactured Housing Yardline Endorsement

Installation of gas yard lines on manufactured homes

Masonry (GS-16)

Installation or erection of brick and other baked clay products to form masonry walls, anchored stone, or masonry veneer

Mechanical (MM-98)

Cover work under classifications MM-1 through MM-4 and MS-3, MS-6, MS-12 and MS-14

Mechanical Inspector

Conduct inspections, review construction plans, and submit reports to ensure compliance with building codes and regulations

Medical Gas Installer (JMG) Journeyman

Can work under an MM-1, MM-2, MM-4 or MM-98 license

Miscellaneous Sheet Metal (GS-32)

Manufacture on site and install sheet metal. Shall not install appurtenances that are authorized by mechanical or plumbing classifications

Natural Gas Fitting (MM-2)

Install, alter, repair, service, and maintain natural gas piping and fittings. Includes all required excavating, trenching, and backfilling. May not install LP Gas systems

Natural Gas Fitter (JG) Journeyman

Can work under an MM-2 or MM-98 license

Natural Gas Fitter Practical Examination Journeyman

Practical examination for the Natural Gas Fitter Journeyman

Pipe Fitter (JPF) Journeyman

Can work under a MM-1, MM-2, MM-4 or MM-98 license

Plastering, Stucco and Lathing (GS-30)

Prepare interior or exterior wall and ceiling surfaces with wood, metal, or other surfaces which will hold any combination of materials to create a permanent surface coating

Plumber (JP) Journeyman

Can work under a MM-1 or MM-98 license

Plumber Practical Examination Journeyman

Practical Examination for Plumber Journeyman

Plumbing (MM-1)

Perform installations, alterations, repairs, service, and maintenance of plumbing, plumbing fixtures, and piping

Railroad and Tunnel Construction (GF-6)

Construct railroad lines and perform all appurtenances necessary for an operational railroad line. Includes the welding operations necessary for rail construction

Recreation Areas (GF-5)

Construction, preparation, clearance, repair, or alteration of facilities used as recreation areas, including toilet facilities and lean-tos

Refrigeration (JR) Journeyman

Alteration, erection, repair, or demolition of residences accommodating no more than four-family units. Includes all work described by the GS specialty classifications as long as it is limited to residential construction

Residential (GB-2)

Alteration, erection, repair, or demolition of residences accommodating no more than four-family units. Includes all work described by the GS specialty classifications as long as it is limited to residential construction

Residential and Commercial Electrical (EE-98J) Journeyman

Can work under EE-98, ER-1, and all electrical specialty licenses. If working under an ER-1 or a specialty license, the journeyman may perform work only within the scope of the contractor’s license

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

Exam portion to obtain a Residential and Commercial Electrical (EE-98J) Journeyman

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

Second part examination of the EE-98 contractor license

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

Third part examination to obtain a Residential, Commercial, and Industrial Electrical Wiring 5000 Volts, Nominal, or Less (EE-98)

Residential and Commercial Electrical Practical Examination Journeyman

Electrical practical examination for Residential and Commercial Journeyman

Residential Building Contractor Part 1 Examination (GB-2)

First part examination for a (GB-2) Residential Contractor

Residential Electrical Inspector

Inspect residential electrical work

Residential Electrical Practical Examination Journeyman

Practical examination for the Residential Electrical Journeyman license

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

Second part examination for (ER-1J) Residential Electrical Wiring Journeyman

Residential Electrical Wiring (ER-1)

Perform work on electrical systems and wiring methods of 5000 volts or less at residential one and two-family dwelling units. Does not include wiring for commercial use

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

First part examination for (ER-1) Residential Wiring Journeyman

Residential Inspector

Inspect residential work

Residential Water Well Pump Installer (ES-10R)

Install, maintain, repair, or replace electrical equipment, wiring, and accessories directly associated with water well pump systems

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

Can work under an ES-10R, ER-1 or EE-98 license

Residential Wiring (ER-1J) Journeyman

Allowed to work under an EE-98 or an ER-1 license

Retail Sale of LP Gas (LP-3S)

Delivery, transportation, and transfer of LP gas in a liquid state to the ultimate consumer, both intrastate and interstate. May perform the work under the LP-1 and LP-9 classifications

Roofing (GS-21)

Installation, alteration, or repair of roof systems on new or existing roof decks to create a weatherproof and waterproof protective membrane. Can perform incidental work related to a roofing project

Septic Tanks & Sewer (MS-3)

Installation, repair, alteration, service, or maintenance of septic tanks, private sewage disposal systems, manholes, and sewer lines

Sheet Metal (JSM) Journeyman

Can work under a MM-3 or MM-98 license

Sheet Metal Practical Examination Journeyman

Practical examination to obtain a Sheet Metal Journeyman license

Siding (GS-31)

Apply, replace, or repair siding. Includes the application of furred up networks on which the siding can be installed

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

Manufacture, install, and erect signs on any surface. ES-1 or EE-98 licensees are the only ones allowed to install electrified signs

Sprinkler (JS) Journeyman

Can work under a MS-6, MM-1 or MM-98 license

Station for Dispensing LP Gas (LP-9)

Dispense LP gas into fuel containers on vehicles or on portable containers

Streets, Roads, and Highways (GA-1)

Perform all the necessary work to prepare land for ways such as streets and roads. Place and finish concrete or bituminous materials and apply sealcoat

Striping (GA-4)

Painting of directional stripes on roads and installation of parking bumpers and lane reflectors

Structural Steel Erection (GS-24)

Manufacture and erect shapes and plates out of structural steel for buildings. Includes riveting and welding

Swimming Pools (GS-25)

Perform work for the construction and repair of swimming pools

Tanks and Tower (GF-7)

Construct and install storage tanks and telecommunication towers including all necessary site-work

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

Interior and exterior telecommunications wiring and interconnections at commercial and residential locations

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

Construct and place lines to transmit or convey natural gas, petroleum and other fluid substances. Includes incidental buildings, tanks, and substations required for the project

Utility Lines (GF-9)

Construct, install, alter, or repair utility lines and utility systems for the transmission of sewage, natural gas, and water. Includes work necessary for the project

Water Well Pump Installer (ES-10)

Install, maintain, repair, or replace electrical equipment, wiring, and accessories directly associated with water well pump systems

Water Well Pump Installer (ES-10J) Journeyman

Can work under an ES-10, ER-1 or EE-98 license

Welder (JW) Journeyman

Can work under an MM-1, MM-2, MM-3, MM-4 or MM-98 with the appropriate Journeyman certification for each

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

Sell, service, install, and repair LP gas carburetion

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

Wholesale or manufacture appliances, equipment, or containers for use with LP gas

Windows, Doors and Skylights (GS-14)

Install and manufacture windows, doors, and skylights in buildings and structures. Includes installation of necessary framing and hardware


General Construction

The General Construction licenses are issued by the General Building Bureau. All applications for licenses and examinations must be submitted through PSI© (business and law examination will be needed as well). Approved licenses have 3-year effectiveness from the date of issuance.

The Construction Industries Division (CID) issues the licenses to qualified entities that are owned or that employ certified Qualifying Parties in the General Construction category. Once obtaining a license, contracting can only be done within the scope of the chosen trade.

For further information on becoming a Qualifying Party, visit PSI©. While navigating through all these licenses, it is useful to understand the meaning of the different acronyms. Recall that G stands for general construction, E stands for electrical, and M stands for mechanical/plumbing. These first letters are typically followed by an A, B, F, or an S, which stand for asphalt, building, fixed works, and specialties.

General Construction Classification Trades

Experience Requirements for General Construction licenses in NM

New Mexico requires all contractors applying for one of the general construction licenses to have at least two years of documented experience in their respective fields. The exception to these requirements is the GA-98 (Asphalt, Bitumen, and Concrete Construction), GB-98 (General Building), and the GF-98 (Fixed Works) licenses; for those three licenses, applicants must show proof of four years of experience.

How to apply for the General Construction licenses?

  1. Select the trade based on the scope of work performed.
  2. Apply for eligibility through PSI©.
  3. Send these documents via mail with the corresponding application fee to:
    PSI©
    2820 Broadbent Pkwy NE Suites E & F
    Albuquerque, NM 87107

    877-663-9267
  4. Once the documents and the eligibility have been approved, schedule and pay for the examination.
  5. After exam approval, complete the Application for Contractor License and the Construction Industries Division Contractor License Code Bond.
  6. Gather the following documents to be sent:
  7. The application must be sent by mail to:
    PSI©
    2820 Broadbent Pkwy NE Suites E & F
    Albuquerque, NM 87107

    (877) 663-9267
  8. Once accepted, the license will be delivered via USPS.

General Construction Useful Links

Contact Information for General Construction

Regulation and Licensing Department

RLD – Albuquerque Office
5500 San Antonio Dr. Suite F
Albuquerque, New Mexico 87109

(505) 222-9800

Construction Industries Division (CID)

CID – Santa Fe Office
2550 Cerrillos Road – 3rd Floor
Santa Fe, New Mexico 87505

(505) 476-4700

CID – Las Cruces Office
505 South Main Street, Suite 103
Loretto Town Center
Las Cruces, New Mexico 88001

(575) 524-6320

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General Building Bureau

Bureau Chief: Martin Romero
(505) 795-1640
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PSI©

2820 Broadbent Pkwy NE, Suite E&F
Albuquerque, NM 87107

(877) 663-9267


Mechanical and Plumbing

For the State of New Mexico, mechanical and plumbing work must be under the supervision or performed by someone who has a Journeyman Certificate. Therefore, even if you have a contractor’s license in one or more trades, you must either be or employ a Certified Journeyman to perform the work under a particular classification. A Journeyman certificate will be active for three years, starting on the last day of the month of issuance. The Construction Industries Division issues the Mechanical and Plumbing contractor licenses to those businesses which are owned by or employ someone who is certified by the state as a Qualifying Party.

List of Mechanical and/or Plumbing Trades:

How to apply for Mechanical and Plumbing contractor licenses?

  1. Determine the work classification needed. Scopes of work can be found in Mexico Administrative Code, Title 14, Chapter 6, Part 6. If unsure of the proper classification, submit a Classification Determination form to PSI© and a detailed description of the work.
  2. Submit a completed notarized package of the following documents to:
    PSI© Albuquerque
    877-663-9267
    2820 Broadbent Pkwy NE, Suite E&F
    Albuquerque, NM 87106

    Public.psiexams.com
    The application package must contain the following documents:
  3. Once the application packet has been approved and eligibility cleared, the license will be issued via USPS to the home address provided. (Licenses are effective for only three years, and a Contractor License Renewal Form must be submitted prior to expiration during each cycle.)

Useful links for Plumbing/Mechanical Contractors and Journeymen

Contact information for Mechanical/Plumbing Contractor Licenses

Construction Industries Division Regulation and Licensing Department

5500 San Antonio DR. NE
Albuquerque, NM 87109

CID Santa Fe office

2500 Cerrillos Rd
Santa Fe, NM 87505

(505) 476-4700
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CID Albuquerque office

5500 San Antonio Dr. NE
Albuquerque, NM 87109

(505) 222-9801

CID Las Cruces office

505 S Main St
Loretto Towne Ctr Ste 150
Las Cruces, NM 88004

(575) 524-6320

Mechanical Plumbing Bureau

Bureau Chief: Tamara Kuykendall
(505) 490-2997
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PSI© Albuquerque

877-663-9267
2820 Broadbent Pkwy NE, Suite E&F
Albuquerque, NM 87106

https://public.psiexams.com/


Electrical and LP Gas

Electrical and LP Gas Classifications are regulated by the Construction Industries Division. Each category has its bureau (Electrical Bureau and LP Gas Bureau).

Electrical Licenses

The New Mexico Electrical Bureau issues contractor licenses and journeymen certificates. To acquire an electrical contractor license, the applicant must have a journeyman certificate for the same trade.

List of Electrical Trades

All the electrical trades require two years of experience except for (EE-98), (EL-1), (EE-98J | Part 1 Code Examination), (EE-98J | Part 2 Theory Examination), and (EL-1J), which require four years of experience each.

Steps to apply for Electrical Contractor Licenses

  1. Select a classification.
  2. Apply for eligibility through PSI©.
  3. Send the complete documents and application fees to:
    PSI©
    2820 Broadbent Pkwy NE Suites E & F
    Albuquerque, NM 87107

    877-663-9267
  4. When approved by PSI©, apply for the Trade and Business & Law examination:
  5. After passing the examinations, candidates must gather the following list of documents:
  6. Once completed, send all forms to the following address:
    PSI©
    2820 Broadbent Pkwy NE Suites E & F
    Albuquerque, NM 87107

    (877) 663-9267
  7. Upon approval, the license will be sent via USPS.

For all applicants interested in applying outside of New Mexico, complete theOut-Of-State Testing Request Instructions.

How to obtain Electrical Journeyman Certificates

  1. Choose a journeyman trade.
  2. Fill out and submit the following documents to PSI©.
  3. Once the application has been approved, apply for an examination.

Electrical Journeymen reciprocity is only allowed in the following states:

Electrical Classification Useful Links

Contact Information

New Mexico Regulation & Licensing Department

RLD – Albuquerque Office
5500 San Antonio Dr. Suite F
Albuquerque, New Mexico 87109

(505) 476-4700

CID Construction Industries Division

CID – Santa Fe Office
2550 Cerrillos Road – 3rd Floor
Santa Fe, New Mexico 87505

(505) 476-4700

CID – Las Cruces Office
505 South Main Street, Suite 103
Loretto Town Center
Las Cruces, New Mexico 88001

(575) 524-6320

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Electrical Bureau

Bureau Chief: Joseph Martinez
(505) 670-5826
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PSI©

2820 Broadbent Pkwy NE, Suite E&F
Albuquerque, NM 87107

(877) 663-9267

LP Gas Contractor Licenses

The LP Gas (Liquified Petroleum Gas) Classification is under the regulation of the LP Gas Bureau, whose objective is to ensure safety in equipment, installations, facilities, appliances, structures, and services.

LP Gas Trades

How to apply for LP Gas Contractor licenses?

  1. Select a trade and apply for eligibility through PSI©.
  2. After being accepted, apply for the PSI© examination.
  3. After passing the examinations, the applicant must gather and complete the following documents:
  4. Licenses will be delivered by USPS once they are approved.

If applying as a business or entity, proof of registration with the New Mexico Secretary of State is required.

LP Gas Useful Links

LP Gas Contact Information

Regulation and Licensing Department

RLD- Albuquerque
5500 San Antonio Dr, NE Suite F
Albuquerque, New Mexico 87109

(505) 222-9808
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Construction Industries Division (CID)

CID – Santa Fe Office
2550 Cerrillos Road – 3rd Floor
Santa Fe, New Mexico 87505

(505) 476-4700

CID – Las Cruces Office
505 South Main Street, Suite 103
Loretto Town Center
Las Cruces, New Mexico 88001

(575) 524-6320

Contact This email address is being protected from spambots. You need JavaScript enabled to view it. for further information.

LP Gas Bureau

Bureau Chief
James Morrison
505-795-1632
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PSI©

2820 Broadbent Pkwy NE, Suite E&F
Albuquerque, NM 87107

(877) 663-9267


Manufactured Housing

For the Manufactured Housing License, pre-approval is not required for any testing. However, specific experience requirements must be met for all Manufactured Housing Installers. All contractors licensed by the Construction Industries Division (CID) performing work on any manufactured home must be registered with the Manufactured Housing Division (MHD).

List of Manufactured Housing Licenses

How to apply for Manufactured Housing Licenses

  1. To obtain a Manufactured Housing License, you must fill out the application forms for the trade you wish to perform work in.
  2. Schedule the exam through PSI© using the Examination Registration Form. No pre-approval is required for scheduling. However, the Manufactured Housing Installer Licenses ARE required to meet at least one of the specific experience requirements.
    • 1,800 hours of experience installing manufactured homes
    • 3,600 hours of experience in the construction of manufactured homes
    • 3,600 hours of experience as a Supervisor in building construction
    • 1,800 hours as an active installation inspector for manufactured homes
    • Completion of one year of a college program in a construction-related field
    • Any combination of experience or education from 1 - 5 above that totals 3,600 hours
    • Part of the experience requirements applicant for an installation license must complete 12 hours of training, at least 4 of which must consist of training on the federal installation standards and installation program.
  3. Upon receiving the passing test scores, submit the application to the CID-Manufactured Housing Division for final processing, and the CID-MHD will issue the license.
    Manufactured Housing Division (MHD)
    2550 Cerrillos Road
    Santa Fe, NM 87505

    Tel: 505-476-4616
    Fax: 505-476-4702

Manufactured Housing Useful Links

Contact information for Manufactured Housing

Manufactured Housing Division (MHD)

2550 Cerrillos Road
Santa Fe, NM 87505

Tel: 505-476-4616
Fax: 505-476-4702

Construction Industries Division Regulation and Licensing Department

(505) 476-4500
5500 San Antonio DR. NE
Albuquerque, NM 87109

CID Santa Fe office

2500 Cerrillos Rd
Santa Fe, NM 87505

(505) 476-4700
This email address is being protected from spambots. You need JavaScript enabled to view it.

CID Albuquerque office

5500 San Antonio Dr. NE
Albuquerque, NM 87109

(505) 222-9801

CID Las Cruces office

505 S Main St.
Loretto Towne Ctr. Ste. 150
Las Cruces, NM 88004

(575) 524-6320

PSI© Albuquerque

Phone: 877-663-9267
2820 Broadbent Pkwy. NE, Suite E&F
Albuquerque, NM 87106