New Mexico GB-2 Residential Builder

New Mexico GB-2 Residential Builder

State Requirements and Application

Test Information


Permitted Work

New Mexico GB-2 Residential Contractor Complete Course

New Mexico GB-2 Residential Contractor Builder Exam Prep Combo Includes a Complete Text Book Reference Set, Permanent Tabs for the book set, Printed Covered Spiral Bound Study Guide, Audio CD's.

New Mexico GB-2 Contractor Exam Prep Course Part 1

New Mexico GB-2 Residential Builder Contractor exam prep includes online Home Study guide with How to Read Blueprints manual, Exam Prep. And Audio CDs in a QA format covering each reference book that PSI used to create The States Contractor Builder Exam.

New Mexico GB-2 Residential Building Contractor Part 1 Bookset

New Mexico GB-2 Residential Building Contractor License Exam Reference Book Set. Part 1 Exam. The Contractor Exam Prep Course is not included.

Printed Book Tabs for GB-2 Residential Contractor Part 1 Bookset

Pre-Printed tabs for all 10 books used in the New Mexico GB-2 Residential Building Contractor Part 1 Exam.

New Mexico GB-2 Individual Books

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State Requirements & Application

* 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
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



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.