Obtain Your License

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

  • State Licensed Contractor 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.

    Select options
  • New Mexico Plumbing Contractor License (MM-1) – 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.

    View Product

Requirements To Complete

About This License

A licensed plumber in New Mexico can perform all aspects of plumbing, utility connections, irrigation systems, as well as gas piping to water heaters, laundry equipment, kitchen equipment, gas grills, and swimming pool heaters.

Requirements to Obtaining Your License

  • Plumbing Contractor’s license is required in New Mexico for any job that involves the trade.
  • Anyone seeking to become a plumbing 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 $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


Exam Details

  • The New Mexico MM-1 Plumbing Exam has 100 questions and a time limit of 240 minutes.
  • 75% is required to pass.
  • Topics on the exam include drain, waste, and vent systems; backflow prevention; storm drainage systems; plumbing fixtures, including water heaters; general knowledge and regulations; interceptors and traps; isometric analysis; hydronics; septic and sewer; fuel dispensing systems.

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 Liquid Waste Disposal Regulations
  • 2015 Uniform Mechanical Code
  • 2015 Uniform Plumbing Code
  • IPT’s Pipe Trades handbook
  • New Mexico Mechanical Code
  • New Mexico Liquid Waste Disposal Regulations
  • NFPA 30A – Motor Fuel Dispensing Facilities and Repair Garages

Not allowed during test references:

  • Mathematics for Plumbers & Pipefitters
  • OSHA Part 1926

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. However, we do stock all of the recommended references in our online bookstore.

Continuing Education

Not required at this time.

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.