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New Mexico Construction Licensing

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Licenses are typically required for individuals and businesses that provide construction industry services. This guide contains information about construction industry licensing in New Mexico.

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New Mexico Construction and Contracting Company Licenses

New Mexico Contractor License

Agency:New Mexico Regulation and Licensing Department - Construction Industries & Manufactured Housing Division
Insurance Requirements:

Workers' compensation insurance is required.

Bond Requirements:

A $10,000 consumer protection bond is required.

Registered Agent (Special Agency) Required?Yes

Initial Registration

Form:

Contractor License Application

Agency Fee:

$30 application fee + $6 certificate fee + $150 per classification ($300 for GB02, GB98, GA98, GF98, EE98, and MM98)

Original Ink:Not required
Notarize:Required
How to Apply:

Domestic Applicants: 

  1. File entity formation documents with the New Mexico Secretary of State to form your business entity.
  2. Appoint a qualifying party for each classification of work covered by the license. 
  3. Check with PSI to make sure that the name you intend to use on license is available
  4. Complete a Qualifying Party Certificate  or a copy of the exam report showing passing scores on exams. 

Foreign Applicants: 

  1. File  a foreign qualification application with the New Mexico Secretary of State.
  2. Appoint a qualifying party for each classification of work covered by the license. 
  3. Check with PSI to make sure that the name you intend to use on license is available
  4. Complete a Qualifying Party Certificate or a copy of the exam report showing passing scores on exams. 
     
Required Attachments:
  • Copy of valid qualifying party certificate, or copy of exam score report showing passing scores on exam(s) for applicable classification(s). May submit official transcript showing passing grade on business and law course administered by a CID approved school in lieu of passing score on business and law exam. If a Qualifying Party intends to qualify two or more licenses at the same time, you
    MUST submit proof of at least thirty people (30%) common ownership between all of the licensed entities. Please list all company license names and numbers, and all ownership information for each license.
  • Proof of Financial Responsibility: Bond - must be issued in the exact name shown on the application.
  • Proof of current (within the last year) New Mexico Tax ID number application with an official stamp or registration certificate. Must be issued in the exact name shown on the application.
  • If a Corporation, Limited Partnership, Limited Liability Partnership, or Limited Liability Company, provide proof of registration with the New Mexico Secretary of State (505)827-3600. Must be issued in the exact name shown on the application.
  • Self-addressed envelope large enough and with sufficient postage to return your application materials if your application is rejected. If your application is accepted, this envelope will be used to send your new license once it has been issued.

Registration Renewal

Form:

Contractor License Renewal Form

Agency Fee:

$150 per classification ($300 for GB02, GB98, GA98, GF98, EE98, and MM98)

Due:

Triennially by the end of the month of issuance.

Original Ink:Not required
Notarize:Required

Amendment
Change of Qualifying Party

Form:

Status Change Form

Agency Fee:

$30 application fee + $6 certificate fee per classification

Due:
  • In the event a licensee loses its qualifying party, through termination of employment or otherwise, both the licensee and the qualifying party must notify CID or its designee in writing of the separation within 30 days thereof.
  • If the qualifying party is the only one attached to the license, the firm has 120 days to attach a new qualifying party to their license.
Notarize:Required
Required Attachments:
  • A copy of a valid QP certificate, or if a new QP, the passing exam score report for all required exam(s), for the classification(s) to be added.
  • If a qualifying party intends to qualify for two or more licenses at the same time, you must submit proof of at least 30% common ownership between all the Licensees.

New Mexico Lead Abatement Company License

Not required



Lead Services Company licensure is not required on the State level in New Mexico.

  • New Mexico does not have a state-issued lead abatement license; instead, these licenses are administered federally by the EPA.
  • Although there is no license specific to lead abatement contracting in New Mexico, contractors may need a New Mexico Contractor License.

Individual Licenses

New Mexico Individual Construction and Contracting Licenses

New Mexico Journeyman Boiler Operator License

Agency:New Mexico Regulation and Licensing Department - Construction Industries & Manufactured Housing Division

Initial Registration

Form:

New Mexico Journeyman Boiler Operator Certificate

Agency Fee:

$75

Notarize:Required

Registration Renewal

Form:

New Mexico Journeyman Boiler Operator Certificate Renewal

Agency Fee:

$75

Due:

The journeyman certificate will expire every three years, effective on the last day of the month in which it was issued.

Notarize:Required

New Mexico Journeyman Dry Chemical Fire Protection License

Agency:New Mexico Regulation and Licensing Department - Construction Industries & Manufactured Housing Division

Initial Registration

Form:

New Mexico Journeyman Dry Chemical Fire Protection Certificate

Agency Fee:

$75

Notarize:Required

Registration Renewal

Form:

New Mexico Journeyman Dry Chemical Fire Protection Certificate Renewal

Agency Fee:

$75

Due:

The journeyman certificate will expire every three years, effective on the last day of the month in which it was issued.

Notarize:Required

New Mexico Journeyman Electrician License

Agency:New Mexico Regulation and Licensing Department - Construction Industries & Manufactured Housing Division

Initial Registration

Form:

New Mexico Journeyman Electrician Certificate

Agency Fee:

$75

Notarize:Required

Registration Renewal

Form:

New Mexico Journeyman Electrician Certificate Renewal

Agency Fee:

$75

Due:

The journeyman certificate will expire every three years, effective on the last day of the month in which it was issued.

Notarize:Required

New Mexico Journeyman Fire Protection Sprinkler Systems License

Agency:New Mexico Regulation and Licensing Department - Construction Industries & Manufactured Housing Division

Initial Registration

Form:

New Mexico Journeyman Fire Protection Sprinkler Systems Certificate

Agency Fee:

$75

Notarize:Required

Registration Renewal

Form:

New Mexico Journeyman Fire Protection Sprinkler Systems Certificate Renewal

Agency Fee:

$75

Due:

The journeyman certificate will expire every three years, effective on the last day of the month in which it was issued.

Notarize:Required

New Mexico Journeyman Natural Gas Fitter License

Agency:New Mexico Regulation and Licensing Department - Construction Industries & Manufactured Housing Division

Initial Registration

Form:

New Mexico Journeyman Natural Gas Fitter Certificate

Agency Fee:

$75

Notarize:Required

Registration Renewal

Form:

New Mexico Journeyman Natural Gas Fitter Certificate Renewal

Agency Fee:

$75

Due:

The journeyman certificate will expire every three years, effective on the last day of the month in which it was issued.

Notarize:Required

New Mexico Journeyman Plumber and Natural Gas Fitter License

Agency:New Mexico Regulation and Licensing Department - Construction Industries & Manufactured Housing Division

Initial Registration

Form:

New Mexico Journeyman Plumber and Natural Gas Fitter Certificate

Agency Fee:

$75

Notarize:Required

Registration Renewal

Form:

New Mexico Journeyman Plumber and Natural Gas Fitter Certificate Renewal

Agency Fee:

$75

Due:

The journeyman certificate will expire every three years, effective on the last day of the month in which it was issued.

Notarize:Required

New Mexico Journeyman Plumber License

Agency:New Mexico Regulation and Licensing Department - Construction Industries & Manufactured Housing Division

Initial Registration

Form:

New Mexico Journeyman Plumber Certificate

Agency Fee:

$75

Notarize:Required

Registration Renewal

Form:

New Mexico Journeyman Plumber Certificate Renewal

Agency Fee:

$75

Due:

The journeyman certificate will expire every three years, effective on the last day of the month in which it was issued.

Notarize:Required

New Mexico Journeyman Refrigeration License

Agency:New Mexico Regulation and Licensing Department - Construction Industries & Manufactured Housing Division

Initial Registration

Form:

New Mexico Journeyman Refrigeration Certificate

Agency Fee:

$75

Notarize:Required

Registration Renewal

Form:

New Mexico Journeyman Refrigeration Certificate Renewal

Agency Fee:

$75

Due:

The journeyman certificate will expire every three years, effective on the last day of the month in which it was issued.

Notarize:Required

New Mexico Journeyman Sheet Metal License

Agency:New Mexico Regulation and Licensing Department - Construction Industries & Manufactured Housing Division

Initial Registration

Form:

New Mexico Journeyman Sheet Metal Certificate

Agency Fee:

$75

Notarize:Required

Registration Renewal

Form:

New Mexico Journeyman Sheet Metal Certificate Renewal

Agency Fee:

$75

Due:

The journeyman certificate will expire every three years, effective on the last day of the month in which it was issued.

Notarize:Required

New Mexico Journeyman Sprinkler License

Agency:New Mexico Regulation and Licensing Department - Construction Industries & Manufactured Housing Division

Initial Registration

Form:

New Mexico Journeyman Sprinkler Certificate

Agency Fee:

$75

Notarize:Required

Registration Renewal

Form:

New Mexico Journeyman Sprinkler Certificate Renewal

Agency Fee:

$75

Due:

The journeyman certificate will expire every three years, effective on the last day of the month in which it was issued.

Notarize:Required

New Mexico Journeyman Welder License

Agency:New Mexico Regulation and Licensing Department - Construction Industries & Manufactured Housing Division

Initial Registration

Form:

New Mexico Journeyman Welder Certificate

Agency Fee:

$75

Notarize:Required

Registration Renewal

Form:

New Mexico Journeyman Welder Certificate Renewal

Agency Fee:

$75

Due:

The journeyman certificate will expire every three years, effective on the last day of the month in which it was issued.

Notarize:Required

New Mexico Lead Abatement Individual License

Not required



Lead Services Individual licensure is not required on the State level in New Mexico.

New Mexico does not have a state-issued lead abatement license; instead, these licenses are administered federally by the EPA.

New Mexico Qualifying Party Certificate

Agency:New Mexico Regulation and Licensing Department - Construction Industries & Manufactured Housing Division

Initial Registration

Form:

Contractor Qualifying Party Certificate Application

Agency Fee:

$30 application fee + $6 per classification

Renewal Not Required

Not required



All QP certificates are valid indefinitely as long as they are attached to an active license. Once detached from a license, a QP Certificate will automatically cancel if not reattached to a license within two consecutive years and will have to reapply and retest.

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