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

  • State Licensed Contractor 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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  • New Mexico Residential and Commercial Electrical Exam Review EE – 98

    $164.99

    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 also submit a certificate of competence. 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,…

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Requirements To Complete

About This License

An electrical contractor services include low voltage, fire detection, sign wiring, and all residential, commercial and industrial building or structural wiring.

Requirements to Obtaining Your License

  • An Electrical Contractors 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 $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

  • Part 1 (Commercial & Industrial) - 80 questions, 3 hours and requires 75% to pass
  • Part 2 (Residential) - 40 questions, 1.5 hours and requires 75% to pass

Topics on the exam include: general knowledge and electrical installation requirements; services, feeders, and branch circuits; overcurrent protection; grounding and bonding; conductors and cables; raceways and boxes; hazardous locations, special occupancies, and special equipment; lighting, signs, and general use equipment; motors, transformers, and generators; New Mexico State Code.

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.

  • NFPA 70 - National Electrical Code, 2017
  • National Electrical Code Safety Code, 2007
  • New Mexico Electrical Code

Not allowed during test references:

  • American Electrician's Handbook
  • Ugly's Electrical Reference
  • Lineman's and Cableman's Handbook (Commercial/Industrial Only)

Exam Review Education

We offer review for the electrical exam in an online training format. The course includes highlighting guides, practice tests, theory, 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

New Mexico Journeyman Electricians are required to obtain 16 hours of continuing education for each renewal. The following courses are state approved. Our program satisfies all 16 hours of education including 8 hours of code. We offer this online.

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.