Hoisting Program: Overview
The New Mexico Regulation and Licensing Department oversee the crane industry within the state of New Mexico. All crane operators performing construction, demolition, or excavation work must have a valid and current New Mexico license to operate within the State. The hoisting program recognizes those who have successfully completed a course, based on the American Society of Mechanical Engineers (ASME), in order to obtain a New Mexico Hoisting license before they can operate cranes in New Mexico. Operators with nationally accreditation from CIC, OECP, NCCCO, NCCER and NCCCO must also obtain a New Mexico Hoisting license before they can operate cranes in New Mexico.
Licensing authority is statewide and relates to crane type, tonnage, and seat-time for which licensing is sought.
Pursuant to provisions of the Hoisting Operators Safety Act (NMSA 1978, §§ 60-15-1 to -15), no person shall operate hoisting equipment unless they are licensed by the state or otherwise exempt under the act. Any person operating hoisting equipment subject to the Hoisting Act without a proper license, and the person’s employer, or the employer’s representative, shall be subject to administrative penalties, including, but not limited to, fines, revocation of license, stop orders, or other injunctive relief.
The hoisting program ensures crane operators are properly trained and certified, along with protecting life and property while operating hoisting equipment in New Mexico.
For more information contact:
Regulation and Licensing Department
Hoisting Operators Safety Program
Mailing Address: P. O. Box 25101
Santa Fe, New Mexico 87504
2550 Cerrillos Road, 3rd Floor
Tel: (505) 476-4853
Cell: (505) 946-8982
Fax: (505) 476-4702