New Mexico Fixed Works (GF-98) Contractor License

The Fixed Works (GF-98) Contractor License allows you to do the following work:

  • Construct, alter or repair fixed or public works facilities
  • Fixed works licensees may not construct buildings primarily for the general public's use and occupancy but may bid and contract for such buildings when they are incidental to a fixed works project; however, such work must be subcontracted pursuant to Subsection B of 14.6.6.8 NMAC
  • Incidental storage buildings used exclusively for storage and not for occupancy are allowed within these classifications
  • All work from classifications GF-1 through GF-9 is allowed:
    • Airports (GF-1):
      • Construct, alter and repair airports
      • Work on surfaces for aircraft traffic, landing, take-off, and taxi
      • Excavating
      • Grading
      • Compacting
      • Sub-surfacing
      • Surfacing (dirt or bitumen and concrete)
      • Marking
    • Bridges (GF-2):
      • Overpass or underpass, culvert or ramp, generally used for vehicular traffic
      • Erect, construct, alter, repair, or demolish any bridge
    • Canals, Reservoirs, or Irrigation Systems (GF-3):
      • Excavate, ditch, fill, compact, and place pre-cast components, waterproof membranes and liners, concrete reinforcement, abutments, and buttresses in connection therewith
      • Install tanks, pumps, pipelines, and substations incidental to the project
      • Irrigation activities and piping, when applicable solely to the production of agriculture or maintenance of livestock on a farm or ranch, without electrical work, are exempt from licensing requirements
      • Construct, erect, alter, repair, or demolish:
        • Canals
        • Dams
        • Reservoirs
        • Irrigation systems
    • Drainage or Flood Control Systems (GF-4):
      • About flooding control systems or drainage:
        • Construct
        • Erect
        • Install
        • Repair and alter
        • Dig
        • Excavate
        • Fill
        • Concrete reinforcement
        • Prepare embankments
        • Place pre-cast components
        • Install storm sewers
        • Including trenching
        • Boring
        • Shoring
        • Backfilling
        • Compacting
        • Paving
    • Recreation Areas (GF-5):
      • Construct, prepare, clear, repair, or alter:
        • Facilities for use as recreation areas
        • Including but not limited to golf courses
        • Driving ranges
        • Water parks
        • Tennis courts
        • Playgrounds
        • Outdoor athletic facilities
        • Miniature golf courses
        • Pitch-and-putt golf courses
      • Prepare the area by excavation
      • Fill
      • Including foundations
      • Retaining walls
      • Sprinkler systems
      • Rest benches
      • Shade and rain shelters and foot bridges relative to recreation areas
      • Public campgrounds and parks or similar facilities
      • Including toilet facilities and lean-tos
    • Railroad and Tunnel Construction (GF-6):
      • Concerning railroad lines:
        • Construct
        • Clearing
        • Filling
        • Shaping
        • Compacting
        • Placing rip-rap
        • Stabilizing
        • Setting roadbeds
        • Ties
        • Tie plates
        • Rails
        • Rail connectors
        • Frogs
        • Switch plates
        • Switches
        • All appurtenances necessary for an operational railroad line
        • Bridges
        • Culverts
        • Tunnels
        • Retaining walls
        • Dikes
        • Gates
        • Tool sheds and landing or parking platforms for equipment
        • Includes welding operations necessary for rail construction
    • Tanks and Tower (GF-7):
      • Construct or fabricate on-site and install tanks for the storage of solids or liquids, above or below ground, and towers such as:
        • Radio
        • Television and telecommunications towers
        • Including all necessary site work
      • Excavation and construction of concrete tanks
      • Pads and foundations
      • Cutting
      • Welding
      • Placement of structural members
      • Engineered structural support systems for elevated tanks
      • Engineered or prefabricated towers
      • Repair and placement of liners in tanks
      • Incidental storage buildings
    • Transmission Lines, Tanks, and Substations (NonElectrical) (GF-8):
      • Construct, build, and place lines for the transmission or conveyance of:
        • Natural gas
        • Petroleum
        • Water
        • Other fluid substances
      • Application of protective coatings
      • Trenching
      • Boring
      • Shoring
      • Backfilling
      • Compacting
      • Compacting, paving, and surfacing necessary and incidental to the completion of the installation of such facilities
      • Incidental buildings
      • Tanks
      • Substations
      • Construct, alter, or repair industrial plants, including, but not limited to, refineries and power generation plants
    • Utility Lines (GF-9):
      • Construct, install, alter or repair utility lines and utility systems for the transmission of sewage, natural gas, and water
      • Excavating
      • Grading
      • Trenching
      • Boring
      • Shoring
      • Backfilling
      • Compacting
      • Paving and surfacing
      • Tanks
      • Pumps
      • Lift-stations and substations
      • Construct, alter, or repair treatment plants and facilities incidental to that
      • Install direct burial communications cable by trenching
      • Direct plowing or pulling direct burial cable through existing raceways and installation vaults as directed by the telecommunications utility
      • Associated excavating

How to Get the Fixed Works (GF-98) Contractor License in New Mexico?

  1. Meet the experience requirement:
    • At least four years of documented experience in the Fixed Works (GF-98) 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 New Mexico contractor trade exams:
    • CORE (GF)
    • Airports (GF-1)
    • Bridges (GF-2)
    • Canals, Reservoirs, or Irrigation Systems (GF-3)
    • Drainage or Flood Control Systems (GF-4)
    • Recreation Areas (GF-5)
    • Railroad and Tunnel Construction (GF-6)
    • Tanks and Tower (GF-7)
    • Transmission Lines, Tanks, and Substations (NonElectrical) (GF-8)
    • Utility Lines (GF-9)
    • 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 Fixed Works (GF-98) Contractor License Exams

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

New Mexico CORE (GF) Contractor Trade Exam

  • Testing Method: Computer-based testing
  • Testing Company: PSI©
  • Number of Questions: 40
  • Types of Questions: Multiple choice
  • Time Allowed: 100 Minutes
  • Minimum Passing Score: 75% (30 points)
  • Subjects Involved (No. of Questions):
    • Stormwater Management (10)
    • OSHA Safety (8)
    • Project Management (6)
    • Surveying / Layout (5)
    • New Mexico One-Call (6)
    • Building Code / Inspections (5)
  • PSI© CORE (GF) Official Content Outline

New Mexico Airports (GF-1) Contractor Trade Exam

  • Testing Method: Computer-based testing
  • Testing Company: PSI©
  • Number of Questions: 30
  • Types of Questions: Multiple choice
  • Time Allowed: 75 Minutes
  • Minimum Passing Score: 75% (23 points)
  • Subjects Involved (No. of Questions):
    • Sitework (10)
    • Runways (15)
    • FAA Regulations (3)
    • Lighting (2)
  • PSI© Airports (GF-1) Official Content Outline

New Mexico Bridges (GF-2) Contractor Trade Exam

  • Testing Method: Computer-based testing
  • Testing Company: PSI©
  • Number of Questions: 30
  • Types of Questions: Multiple choice
  • Time Allowed: 75 Minutes
  • Minimum Passing Score: 75% (23 points)
  • Subjects Involved (No. of Questions):
    • Sitework (10)
    • Concrete (6)
    • Metals (3)
    • Asphalt Pavement (6)
    • Rigging (3)
    • Project Management (2)
  • PSI© Bridges (GF-2) Official Content Outline

New Mexico Canals, Reservoirs, or Irrigation Systems (GF-3) Contractor Trade Exam

New Mexico Drainage or Flood Control Systems (GF-4) Contractor Trade Exam

  • Testing Method: Computer-based testing
  • Testing Company: PSI©
  • Number of Questions: 30
  • Types of Questions: Multiple choice
  • Time Allowed: 75 Minutes
  • Minimum Passing Score: 75% (23 points)
  • Subjects Involved (No. of Questions):
    • Earthwork (9)
    • Culverts and Pipe (9)
    • Concrete (9)
    • Project Management (3)
  • PSI© Drainage or Flood Control Systems (GF-4) Official Content Outline

New Mexico Recreation Areas (GF-5) Contractor Trade Exam

  • Testing Method: Computer-based testing
  • Testing Company: PSI©
  • Number of Questions: 30
  • Types of Questions: Multiple choice
  • Time Allowed: 80 Minutes
  • Minimum Passing Score: 75% (23 points)
  • Subjects Involved (No. of Questions):
    • Sitework (15)
    • Irrigation (6)
    • Concrete (5)
    • Project Management (4)
  • PSI© Recreation Areas (GF-5) Official Content Outline

New Mexico Railroad and Tunnel Construction (GF-6) Contractor Trade Exam

  • Testing Method: Written Essay
  • Testing Company: PSI©
  • Time Allowed: 2 Hours
  • The written essay must include::
    • Overview of tasks required to build railroads and tunnels.
    • Step by step usage of labor, material, and equipment.
    • Description of safe and efficient execution of projects.
    • Description of projects completed in the past.
  • PSI© Railroad and Tunnel Construction (GF-6) Official Content Outline

New Mexico Tanks and Tower (GF-7) Contractor Trade Exam

  • Testing Method: Computer-based testing
  • Testing Company: PSI©
  • Number of Questions: 30
  • Types of Questions: Multiple choice
  • Time Allowed: 80 Minutes
  • Minimum Passing Score: 75% (23 points)
  • Subjects Involved (No. of Questions):
    • Miscellaneous Structures (7)
    • Sitework / Excavation (3)
    • Welding (4)
    • Paving and Surfacing (3)
    • Tanks (10)
    • Towers (3)
  • PSI© Tanks and Tower (GF-7) Official Content Outline

New Mexico Transmission Lines, Tanks, and Substations (NonElectrical) (GF-8) Contractor Trade Exam

New Mexico Utility Lines (GF-9) Contractor Trade Exam

  • Testing Method: Computer-based testing
  • Testing Company: PSI©
  • Number of Questions: 35
  • Types of Questions: Multiple choice
  • Time Allowed: 90 Minutes
  • Minimum Passing Score: 75% (27 points)
  • Subjects Involved (No. of Questions):
    • Pipe/Miscellaneous Structures (15)
    • Earthwork (7)
    • Surface Repair (5)
    • Project Management (8)
  • PSI© Utility Lines (GF-9) Official Content Outline

New Mexico Fixed Works (GF-98) 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

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New Mexico CORE (GF) Contractor Exam Books

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