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  • New Mexico Drywall Installation and Texture – GS-7

    $164.99

    A Drywall Installation and Texture License is required in New Mexico for any job that involves the trade. Anyone seeking to become a contractor in New Mexico is required to sit for two exams, business and law and the trade. The applicant must submit a bond for $500 to $5,000 (depending on the anticipated dollar level of projects in the state), cash collateral or audited financial statement. Applicants qualifying agent must provide proof of required experience (2 years or 4,000 hours). The course includes highlighting guides, practice tests, calculations, instru…

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About This License

Drywall installation and texture licensees may install gypsum wallboard, gypsum sheathing, taping, bedding and coating the surfaces of the wallboard and sheathing with gypsum joint systems, tape and drywall mud, or a combination of other materials to create a permanent surface of coating. Includes texturing of walls and ceilings. May install steel or wood stud systems (non-structural) and channel iron work to provide a base for the application of drywall.

Requirements to Obtaining Your License

  • Drywall Installation and Texture License is required in New Mexico for any job that involves the trade.
  • Anyone seeking to become a contractor in New Mexico is required to sit for two exams, business and law and the trade.
  • The applicant must submit a bond for $500 to $5,000 (depending on the anticipated dollar level of projects in the state), cash collateral or audited financial statement.
  • Applicants qualifying agent must provide proof of required experience (2 years or 4,000 hours).

Applying For Your License

The application fee is $30.00licensing fee is $30.00 and the annual renewal fee is $50.00.

Applications for all types of contractor's licenses are available from:
Contractors Licensing Service, Inc.
3211 Coors Blvd. SW, Suite D-4
Albuquerque, NM 87121
(505)452-8311

Exam Details

  • 40 questions
  • 130 minutes
  • Contact PSI to schedule your exam at 800 733-9267
  • Exam Topics include: Estimating and Plan Reading, Materials and Installation, Taping, Special Applications, and Safety.

Books and References for the Exam

The following references are permitted to be taken into the examination. These references may be tabbed (with a permanent index tab) and highlighted. It is available for purchase from our online contractor’s bookstore or by calling our office at 1-800-952-0910.

Exam Review Education

We offer review for the exam in an online training format. The course includes highlighting guides, practice tests, calculations, instructor support and test taking tips/strategies. Each time you take a practice test, the questions are randomly generated from our database. Therefore, you will never see the same test twice, guaranteeing you the best review possible for your examination.

Continuing Education

None

Reciprocity Agreement

None at this time.

How It Works

1

Obtain pre-approval from the state (if applicable).

2

Purchase Exam Prep materials.

3

Schedule and pass your state exams.

4

Submit to the state your application, licensing fee, and proof of insurance.