Boards and Commissions

Boards and Commissions Overview

The Boards and Commissions Division licenses and regulates more than 30 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.

For more detailed information on each board or commission, please click on the link to individual Boards & Commissions below.




The New Mexico Regulation and Licensing Department and State of New Mexico are implementing a new automated licensing system. This investment will simplify 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 cut down on staff time required to process, review, approve and renew licensees.

The rollout of the new system will be completed in phases, starting in the summer of 2021 and will continue into 2022 with all RLD boards and commissions. If you are a licensee please ensure that you have a current email address on file in order to receive timely communication regarding the new system.

Board or Commission:
Planned Go-Live Date:
Counseling and Therapy Practice Board
August 16 (all renewals)
Fall 2021 (initial applications)
Board of Barbers and Cosmetologists
Fall/Winter 2021
Real Estate Commission
Fall/Winter 2021
Public Accountancy Board
Fall/Winter 2021
Board of Psychologist Examiners
Fall/Winter 2021
Board of Social Work Examiners
Fall/Winter 2021

PAPER APPLICATIONS (currently available on the website) for new applicants for licensure must be completed and received by RLD at least two weeks before any go-live date, which will be posted on this website. Once live, applications must be submitted through the new online system, which will be linked here and on each respective board or commission webpage once the go-live date is set.

CURRENT LICENSEES, please take a moment to update your records with RLD, either by logging into your online account (if you currently use one) or by contacting staff, to ensure that you receive timely email communication with updates. Staff are being trained and will be ready to assist with questions.

For more information about this transition, please visit the home page for each board and commission as they go-live with the new system.

Individual Boards & Commissions

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