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Pursuing a career in the Construction field? Study at home for your New Mexico Construction license exam with our fully online, user-friendly, and self-paced course.

  • New Mexico General Building Contractor License (GB-98) Exam Prep

    $219.99

    A “General Building Contractor” means a contractor under this classification is authorized to bid and contract for any of the buildings, structures or projects included in the classifications for GB-98. The program takes you through each one of the reference books that the exam is based on showing you exactly what to highlight. After your highlighting is completed with each book, you have the option take an online practice test to reinforce concepts presented. Also, there is an extensive math and plans analysis portion. @HomePrep is a National Leader in online education. With over 100,000 satisfied students and a course catalog of over 1,000 classes, we are here to help you – Invest in Yourself. The highlighting guides and quizzes are designed to familiarize students with testing materials. We do not provide students with exact test questions, as the state does not release this information.

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  • Application Processing

    New Mexico Application Processing

    $249.99

    @HomePrep Application Processing is here to ensure your application to become a state licensed contractor gets filled out correctly and promptly. We provide a professional service ensuring your privacy and comfort throughout the entire process. Following your purchase of the New Mexico Application Processing our AP Coordinator will contact you to discuss the next steps. If you have any questions please call us at 800-952-0910. We look forward to working with you.

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Requirements To Complete

About This License

A contractor under this classification is authorized to bid and contract for any of the buildings, structures or projects included in the classifications for GB-98.

A “General Building Contractor” means a contractor under this classification is authorized to bid and contract for any of the buildings, structures or projects included in the classifications for GB-98.

Requirements to Obtaining Your License

Requires 4 years experience.

Applying For Your License

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

  • The New Mexico General Building Contractor exam has 100 questions and a time limit of 310 minutes.
  • 75% is required to pass.
  • Topics on the exam include site work, concrete, masonry; carpentry; doors and windows; metals; drywall and finishes; thermal and moisture protection; general code; plan reading and estimating; and OSHA safety.
  • The fee for the exam is $134.53 and pre-approval is required from the board before sitting for the exam.
  • To schedule your exams, contact PSI at 1-800-733-9267.

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.

  • New Mexico Building Code
  • New Mexico Administrative Code Title 14
  • 2015 International Building Code
  • Principles and Practices of Commercial Construction
  • Design and Control of Concrete Mixtures
  • Placing Reinforcing Bars
  • Gypsum Construction Handbook
  • Manual of Construction with Steel Deck
  • Unbonded Post-Tensioning
  • Erector’s Manual
  • Handling and Erection of Steel Joists and Joist Girders
  • Code of Federal Regulations, OSHA
  • Carpentry and Building Construction
  • Modern Masonry
  • Pipe and Excavation Contracting
  • ACI 530-13
  • ACI 318-14

Exam Review Education

We offer review for the New Mexico General Building Contractor exam in an online class format. The program takes you through each one of the reference books that the exam is based on showing you exactly what to highlight. After your highlighting is completed with each book, you have the option take an online practice test to reinforce concepts presented. Also, there is an extensive math and plans analysis portion. The program narrated and animated. For more information, or to order, contact our office at 1-800-952-0910.

Continuing Education

Not required at this time.

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.