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Boards and Commissions
Boards and Commissions Overview
The Boards and Commissions Division licenses and regulates 29 different professions and specialized trades, from accountants to funeral directors. This division establishes specialized standards on education and training to ensure New Mexicans receive quality care and services from qualified professionals.
Each board and commission has its own set of rules and its own licensing requirements. The Governor of New Mexico appoints members to boards and commissions who work closely with the Superintendent of the New Mexico Regulation & Licensing Department to protect consumer rights while promoting good business practices and economic growth.
State Boards and Commissions that issue occupational or professional licenses offer expedited licensure and waiver of initial licensing fees to military service members, their spouses and dependent children, and veterans. Eligibility also requires that the applicant hold a current license in good standing from another jurisdiction that meets New Mexico’s minimal licensing requirements for the same license, and successful completion of any required background check.
Check each respective board or commission’s webpage to access their application forms or online application portal for more information, instructions on how to apply, and contact information for staff to answer any questions. Some boards and commissions offer further waivers of licensure requirements for military members with active licenses, and additional information may be found in the respective regulations on each board and commission webpage.
For more detailed information on each board or commission, please click on the link to individual boards & commissions below.
NEW ONLINE LICENSING PLATFORM. PLEASE READ IF APPLYING OR RENEWING A LICENSE
The New Mexico Regulation and Licensing Department and State of New Mexico have implemented a new automated licensing system called NM-PLUS. This investment simplifies the licensing process, making it easier for applicants and licensees to apply for and renew licenses in New Mexico, eliminating paper forms, money orders, and reduces staff time required to process, review, approve, and renew licensees.
To apply for or renew a license, you MUST submit your application online using NM-PLUS. Paper applications for initial licensure and renewals will no longer be accepted.