New Mexico General Building (GB-98) Contractor License

The General Building (GB-98) Contractor License allows you to do the following work:

  • Seal coating and striping of driveways and parking lots (excludes those structures covered by the EE, MM, GA, or GF classifications)
  • About residential and commercial buildings:
    • Erect
    • Alter
    • Repair
    • Demolish
  • Includes all work authorized by the (GB-2) Residential, (GF-5) Recreation Areas, (GF-7) Tanks and Tower, and GS classifications:
    • (GB-2) Residential:
      • Erect, alter, repair, or demolish residences and apartment houses accommodating not more than four family units
    • (GF-5) Recreation Areas:
      • Construct, prepare, repair, clear, or alter:
        • Facilities for use as recreation areas
        • Including but not limited to golf courses
        • Driving ranges
        • Tennis courts
        • Playgrounds
        • Water parks
        • Outdoor athletic facilities
        • Miniature golf courses
        • Pitch-and-putt golf courses
      • Prepare the area by excavation
      • Shade and rain shelters and foot bridges relative to recreation areas
      • Fill
      • Foundations
      • Retaining walls
      • Sprinkler systems
      • Rest benches
      • Public campgrounds and parks or similar facilities
      • Including toilet facilities and lean-tos
    • (GF-7) Tanks and Tower:
      • Fabricate or construct on-site and install tanks for the storage of solids or liquids, below or above the ground, and towers such as:
        • Radio
        • Television and telecommunications towers
        • All necessary site work
      • Excavation and construction of concrete tanks
      • Pads and foundations
      • Cutting
      • Welding
      • Engineered structural support systems for elevated tanks
      • Placement of structural members
      • Engineered or prefabricated towers
      • Repair and placement of liners in tanks
      • Incidental storage buildings
    • All GS classifications work is allowed

A GB-98 contractor shall not bid and contract as the prime contractor of an entire project if the major portion of the work to be performed, based on dollar amount, is covered by the scope of any GA classification or any of the following GF classifications: (GF-1) Airports, (GF-2) Bridges, (GF-3) Canals, Reservoirs, or Irrigation Systems, (GF-4) Drainage or Flood Control Systems, (GF-6) Railroad and Tunnel Construction, (GF-8) Transmission Lines, Tanks, and Substations (NonElectrical), and (GF-9) Utility Lines.

How to Get the General Building (GB-98) Contractor License in New Mexico?

  1. Meet the experience requirement:
    • At least four years of documented experience in the General Building (GB-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 examinations:
    • New Mexico Residential Building Contractor Part 1 Examination (GB-2) Trade Exam
    • New Mexico General Building Contractor Part 2 Examination (GB-98) 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 General Building (GB-98) Contractor License Exams

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

New Mexico Residential Building Contractor Part 1 Examination (GB-2) Trade Exam

  • Testing Method: Computer-based testing
  • Testing Company: PSI©
  • Number of Questions: 80
  • Types of Questions: Multiple choice
  • Time Allowed: 225 Minutes
  • Minimum Passing Score: 75% (60 points)
  • Subjects Involved (No. of Questions):
    • Sitework, Footings, and Foundations (9)
    • Concrete and Concrete Reinforcement (9)
    • Masonry (6)
    • Carpentry (12)
    • Roofing (10)
    • Associated Trades (12)
    • General Code, Plan Reading, and Estimating (14)
    • OSHA Safety (8)
  • PSI© Residential Building Contractor Part 1 Examination (GB-2) Official Content Outline

New Mexico General Building Contractor Part 2 Examination (GB-98) Trade Exam

  • Testing Method: Computer-based testing
  • Testing Company: PSI©
  • Number of Questions: 100
  • Types of Questions: Multiple choice
  • Time Allowed: 310 Minutes
  • Minimum Passing Score: 75% (75 points)
  • Subjects Involved (No. of Questions):
    • Sitework, Footings, and Foundations (10)
    • Concrete and Concrete Reinforcement (15)
    • Masonry (10)
    • Carpentry (6)
    • Metals (10)
    • Roofing (6)
    • Associated Trades (10)
    • General Code, Plan Reading, and Estimating (27)
    • OSHA Safety (6)
  • PSI© General Building Contractor Part 2 Examination (GB-98) Official Content Outline

New Mexico General Building (GB-98) 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:
    • 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 General Building (GB-98) Contractor Book Set

This set of books includes all required references for the General Building (GB-98) and business exams. Orders placed before 2 PM are shipped the same day via UPS and a tracking number is emailed before 3 PM.

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New Mexico Residential Building Contractor Part 1 Examination (GB-2) Books

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New Mexico General Building Contractor Part 2 Examination (GB-98) Books

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New Mexico General Building (GB-98) Business and Law Examination Books

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