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New Mexico GB-2 Residential Contractor

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  • All the books for the New Mexico Residential (GB-2) Exam & Business Law
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    State Requirements & Application

    Requirements:
    * Requires 2 years experience.

    * Any one engaged in construction-related contracting in New Mexico must have a New Mexico contractor license.

    * The New Mexico Business and Law exam is also required to be passed to obtain your New Mexico contractors license.

    * Pre-Approval is required to sit for the exam. Approval takes 7 business days on average.

    * 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.

    Board Contact Information:

    New Mexico Regulation & Licensing Department
    Construction Industries Division
    Toney Anaya Building
    2550 Cerrillos Rd.
    Sante Fe, NM 87113

    Phone: 505.476.4770
    Website: New Mexico Contractors License Board

    FAQs: New Mexico FAQ

    License Application and Approval: Licensing is handled by PSI
    Phone:
    877.663.9267
    Application Download and Processing Info: Applications are processed in 7-10 business days. If the application is not approved,
    the entire application package and application fee will be returned (less a $30 rejection fee) Click here to download the application

    Fees: The application fee for a new GB-2 pr GB-98 contractor license is $30. The license fee is $100 per year for each classification

    To obtain a license application and other forms for New Mexico, go to New Mexico Application


    Test Information

    Test Information: This test covers information in the 8 subject areas below. The questions are created from content in the 10 book set shown below the following chart.
    Candidate Information Bulletin: Click here to download the bulletin.

    Exam Information
    Exam Fee $134.53
    Number of Questions 80
    Passing Score 75% or 60 Questions
    Time Limit 225 Minutes

    Subject Area Number of Questions
    Site work, Footings and Foundations 9
    Concrete and Concrete Reinforcement 9
    Masonry 6
    Carpentry 12
    Roofing 10
    Associated Trades 12
    Estimating, Plan Reading and General Code Requirements 14
    OSHA Safety 8

    Reciprocity

    New Mexico does not offer reciprocity with any other states.

    Permitted Work

    With this license you may erect, alter, repair or demolish homes, residences and apartment houses accommodating not in excess of four family units, Groups R-1 and R-3, as those groups are defined in 14.7.3 NMAC.May also bid and contract for items included in Group U, as defined in 14.7.3 NMAC, when incidental to these structures. Includes all work described by the GS specialty classifications, provided the work is limited to residential construction as defined under this provision.