Obtain Your License

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

  • Application Processing

    New Mexico Application Processing


    @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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  • HVAC Exam Prep

    New Mexico Heat, Air Conditioning Contractor License (MM-3) – Books Only Package


    As of this time we do not offer any courses for this exam. We do offer all the required books for this exam here in one complete package. Individual books can be found in our bookstore. Please be sure to check back in the future for possible course material, as we are always adding to our course catalog.


    New Mexico Heat, Air Conditioning Contractor License (MM-3) –Examination Materials:

    •  2015 Uniform Mechanical Code
    • Modern Refrigeration and Air Conditioning, 21st Edition
    • Modern Refrigeration 21st ed Tabs
    • IPT’s Pipe and Trades Handbook
    • ACCA Ductulator – Duct Calculation Slide Rule
    • HVAC Duct Construction Standards, Metal and Flexible – SMACNA
    • HVAC Duct Construction Standard tabs
    • Sheet Metal
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Requirements To Complete

About This License

Heat, Air Conditioning Contractor services include to bid and contract for any residential construction, remodeling or renovation project.

Requirements to Obtaining Your License

  • A Heat, Air Conditioning Contractor 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 (2-4 years depending on classification).
  • The applicant must also submit a certificate of competence.

Applying For Your License

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

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


Exam Details

  • The Exam has 100 questions and a time limit of 245 minutes.
  • 75% is required to pass.

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.

  • Uniform Mechanical Code, 2015
  • Modern Refrigeration and Air Conditioning
  • IPT’s Pipe Trades Handbook
  • New Mexico Mechanical Code (click here )
  • Ductulator
  • HVAC Duct Construction Standards, Metal and Flexible
  • Pressure and Enthalpy Charts are allowed in the examination. The charts MUST be clearly titled in a pre-printed fashion as “Pressure and Enthalpy Chart”.

Exam Review Education

As of this time we do not offer any classes for this content. Please check back in the future for possible material.

Continuing Education

5 hours every biennial renewal period.

Reciprocity Agreement

None at this time.

How It Works


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


Purchase Exam Prep materials.


Schedule and pass your state exams.


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