Electrical : Continuing Education & Reciprocity
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 sixteen (16) hours continuing education in every three year period between respective Electrical Code updates of which eight (8) hours are code change instructions and eight (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 Submittal Form Approval of Electrical Continuing Education Courses
LIst of Approved Courses Application for Course Approval
Application for Instructor Approval
Reciprocal Agreement -
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 non-refundable 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 four-year apprenticeship program; or four 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.