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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:

  • Boiler Operator (B01) Journeyman
  • Boiler Operator (B02) Journeyman
  • Dry Chemical Fire Protection (MS-14)
  • Dry Chemical Fire Protection (MS-14J) Journeyman
  • Fire Protection Systems (MS-12)
  • Fire Protection Systems (MS-12J) Journeyman
  • Heat, Cooling, and Process Pipe (MM-4)
  • Heat, Vent and Air Conditioning (MM-3)
  • Lawn Sprinklers (MS-6)
  • Mechanical (MM-98)
  • Mechanical Inspector
  • Medical Gas Installer (JMG) Journeyman
  • Natural Gas Fitting (MM-2)
  • Natural Gas Fitter (JG) Journeyman
  • Natural Gas Fitter Practical Examination Journeyman
  • Pipe Fitter (JPF) Journeyman
  • Plumber (JP) Journeyman
  • Plumbing (MM-1)
  • Plumbing Inspector
  • Refrigeration (JR) Journeyman
  • Septic Tanks & Sewer (MS-3)
  • Sheet Metal (JSM) Journeyman
  • Sheet Metal Practical Examination Journeyman
  • Sprinkler (JS) Journeyman
  • Welder (JW) Journeyman

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

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    The application package must contain the following documents:
    • Contractor License Application
    • (CID) Contractor License Code Bond
    • Valid Qualifying Party Certificate
    • Passing score examination (Trade & Business Law)
    • Proof of Financial Responsibility Bond
    • Current (within the last year) New Mexico Tax ID number application with official stamp or registration certificate. (Contact the New Mexico Taxation and Revenue Department at 505-827-0700.)
    • Work Experience Verification form must have minimum years of experience depending on the classification.
      • Minimum of six months:
        • Boilers BO1 Journeyman
        • Boilers BO2 Journeyman
      • Minimum of 4 years:
        • Dry Chemical Fire Protection (MS-14)
        • Dry Chemical Fire Protection (MS-14J) Journeyman
        • Fire Protection Systems (MS-12)
        • Fire Protection Systems (MS-12J) Journeyman
        • Heat, Cooling, and Process Pipe (MM-4) Contractor
        • Heat, Vent and Air Conditioning (MM-3) Contractor
        • Mechanical (MM-98) Contractor
        • Natural Gas Fitting (MM-2) Contractor
        • Plumbing (MM-1) Contractor
      • Minimum of 2 years:
        • Lawn Sprinklers (MS-6)
        • Natural Gas Fitter (JG) Journeyman
        • Pipe Fitter (JPF) Journeyman
        • Plumber (JP) Journeyman
        • Refrigeration (JR) Journeyman
        • Sheet Metal (JSM) Journeyman
        • Sprinkler (JS) Journeyman
  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/