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  • New Mexico Residential Electrical Wiring – ER-1

    $164.99

    A Residential Electrical Wiring 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 and provide proof of required experience (2-4 years or 4,000 hours). 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. @H…

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About This License

An ER-1 Residential electrical wiring license covers one and two-family dwelling units and multi-family dwellings when all such units are all on the ground floor with no occupancies above or below, as set forth in 14.10.4 NMAC. May not install wiring for commercial use, such as motels, hotels and similar occupancies. May not contract for more than four dwelling units in any single building or structure.

Requirements to Obtaining Your License

  • Residential Electrical Wiring 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

  • 80 questions
  • 3 hours
  • Contact PSI to schedule your exam at 800 733-9267
  • Exam Topics include: General Knowledge and Electrical Installation Requirements, Services, Feeders, and Branch Circuits, Overcurrent Protection, Grounding and Bonding, Conductors and Cables, Raceways and Boxes, Special Occupancies, and Special Equipment, Pools, Lighting, and General-Use Equipment, New Mexico State Code, and Low Voltage

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.

Not allowed during test references:

  • American Electrician's Handbook
  • Ugly's Electrical Reference

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 continiung 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.