Continuing Education Information by Bureau
The State of New Mexico Construction Industries Division (CID) continuing education requirements for renewals of journeyman electrician and journeyman lineman certificate of competence includes at least 16 hours continuing education in every 3-year period between respective electrical code updates of which 8 hours are code change instructions and 8 hours are other industry-related instruction.
Effective July 1, 2005, proof of completion of the continuing education requirements shall be submitted to the division with the application for renewal of journeyman electrician certificate of competence. An application for renewal that is not accompanied by proof of completion of the continuing education requirements is incomplete and will not be processed.
Effective July 1, 2012, proof of completion of the continuing education requirements shall be submitted to the division with the application for renewal of journeyman lineman certificate of competence. An application for renewal that is not accompanied by proof of completion of the continuing education requirements is incomplete and will not be processed.
Continuing Education Information
New Mexico has reciprocal licensing agreements, for a journeyman certificate/license only, with the following states: Alaska, Arkansas, Colorado, Idaho, Montana, Nebraska, Oklahoma, South Dakota, Texas, Utah, and Wyoming.
Applicants for a New Mexico journeyman reciprocal certificate/license are required to submit a completed State of New Mexico Application for Journeyman Certificate, the nonrefundable application processing fee, and a copy of their qualifying certificate/license.
Applicants must have obtained a journeyman electrician certificate of competency/license by passing a mandatory examination after completion of either a 4-year apprenticeship program or 4 years of equivalent experience as determined by the licensing state.
Applicants must hold a journeyman electrician certificate/ license or higher classification from a participating state that is current, active, and in good standing.
New Mexico electricians wishing to apply for a reciprocal certificate/license in a participating state must contact that state for specific requirements and fees.
The State of New Mexico Construction Industries Division (CID) requires continuing education for renewals of journeyman plumbing and mechanical certificates of competence in every 3-year period for renewal. This includes a minimum of 16 hours of approved continuing education course work—8 hours are specific to code change/update, and 8 hours may be of other industry-related approved course work.
This requirement applies to the following plumbing and mechanical classifications: journeyman plumber (JP), journeyman pipefitter (JPF), journeyman gas (JG), journeyman plumber-gas (JPG), journeyman sheetmetal (JSM), journeyman sprinkler (JS), journeyman refrigeration (JR), and journeyman fire protection (MS-12J or MS 14J).
Please refer to New Mexico Administrative Code 14.6.4 Journeyman Certification for a complete listing of this rule.
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CEU Application Checklist
CEU Application for Course Approval
CEU Application for Instructor Approval
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Continuing Education Submittal Form
CEU Approved Course List