New Mexico Earthmoving, Excavation, and Ditching (GS-8) Contractor License

The Earthmoving Excavation, and Ditching (GS-8) Contractor License allows you to do the following work:

  • Perform earthwork associated with or incidental to construction projects regulated by CID
  • Use of hand or power tools
  • Machines that use air, fluids, or other material under pressure
  • Heavy equipment
  • Earthmoving, excavating, and ditching activities applicable to the preparation and production of agriculture or maintenance of livestock on a farm or ranch are exempt from licensing requirements
  • Excavating activities:
    • Cutting
    • Filling
    • Excavating
    • Grading
    • Trenching
    • Backfilling
    • Boring

How to Get the Earthmoving, Excavation, and Ditching (GS-8) Contractor License in New Mexico?

  1. Meet the experience requirement:
    • At least two years of documented experience in the Earthmoving, Excavation, and Ditching (GS-8) Contractor field.
  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. Take and pass the following examinations:
    • New Mexico Earthmoving, Excavation, and Ditching (GS-8) Contractor Trade Exam
    • New Mexico Business and Law Examination (PSI©)
  6. After passing the examination, complete the Application for Contractor License and the Construction Industries Division Contractor License Code Bond.
  7. Gather the following documents and send them by mail to PSI©: PSI©
    2820 Broadbent Pkwy NE Suites E & F
    Albuquerque, NM 87107

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

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New Mexico Earthmoving, Excavation, and Ditching (GS-8) Contractor License Exams

Below is all the information related to the trade and Business and Law exams, including the official reference lists.

New Mexico Earthmoving, Excavation, and Ditching (GS-8) Contractor Trade Exam

  • Testing Method: Computer-based testing
  • Testing Company: PSI©
  • Number of Questions: 40
  • Types of Questions: Multiple choice
  • Time Allowed: 125 Minutes
  • Minimum Passing Score: 75% (30 points)
  • Subjects Involved (No. of Questions):
    • Estimating and Plan Reading (4)
    • Equipment and Technique (6)
    • Compaction (10)
    • Soil Types (10)
    • Specialty Work (Blasting, Shoring) (6)
    • Safety (4)
  • PSI© Earthmoving, Excavation, and Ditching (GS-8) Official Content Outline

New Mexico Earthmoving, Excavation, and Ditching (GS-8) Contractor Business and Law Examination

  • Testing Method: Computer-based testing
  • Testing Company: PSI©
  • Number of Questions: 50
  • Types of Questions: Multiple choice
  • Time Allowed: 130 Minutes
  • Minimum Passing Score: 75% (38 points)
  • Subjects Involved (No. of Questions):
    • Licensing Requirements (8)
    • Estimating and Bidding (5)
    • Business Organization and Financial Management (8)
    • Tax Laws (5)
    • Labor Laws (4)
    • Project Management and Lien Law (5)
    • Contracts (8)
    • Risk Management (4)
    • Environmental and Safety (3)
  • PSI© Business & Law Official Content Outline

New Mexico Earthmoving, Excavation, and Ditching (GS-8) Contractor Book Set

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