Any one engaged in construction-related contracting in New Mexico must be licensed. This includes general construction work, electrical, mechanical and plumbing and LP gas. The activities that are considered to be contracting in New Mexico are defined in the Construction Industries Licensing Act, NMSA 1978, Section 60-13-3.
New Mexico issues contracting licenses in approximately 100 different classifications. These classifications can be found in the New Mexico Administrative Code, Title 14, Chapter 6.
Licensing and examination services are provided by Psychological Services Inc. (PSI). Applicants must be pre approved to test.The minimum passing score is 75 percent.
For exam services or licensing, click here to go to PSI’s website.
Contracting without a license in New Mexico is against the law. If a contractor is working without a license, the Division may stop the construction project and file a criminal charge of unlicensed contracting in Metropolitan or Magistrate Court. The Division also has an administrative process that allows an unlicensed contractor to become properly licensed to do work in New Mexico.