Construction Industries & Manufactured Housing: Overview
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.
Licensing and examination services are provided by Psychological Services Inc. (PSI). Applicants must pass with a minimum score of 70 percent. (www.psiexams.com or call 1-800- 733-9267).
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. Violators will be eligible for licensure 1 year from date of conviction.
Click here to file a complaint against unlicensed violators