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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

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

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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Associated General Contractors of America
Professional association providing advocacy and organization for construction firms and workers.

National Association of Home Builders
National association for the promotion of the housing industry.

National Association of State Contractors Licensing Agencies
National organization that represents and promotes the interests of state level contractor licensing agencies.

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