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New Mexico

New Mexico GB-98 General Building Contractor Licensing & Exam Prep

In order to become a General Building Contractor in New Mexico, you must pass two exams: The GB-98 General Building Exam and the Business Law Exam. We have the books, courses, and professionals ready to help you pass. All our training is offered in an online self-paced format. Our New Mexico GB-98 General Building License exam prep is designed to ensure you pass on your first try while teaching you valuable career knowledge. The courses are available from almost any device, any time. We hope you'll make RocketCert your home to help you obtain your New Mexico GB-98 General Building License.

  • $289
    GB-98 General Building
    Exam Prep
  • $2662 $2439
    GB-98 Exam
    Bundle
  • $1933 $1769
    GB-98 Exam
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Individual taking the GB-98 General Building exam prep for New Mexico online with RocketCert
Scope of work

What type of work can be done with the New Mexico GB-98 general building license?

Licensed GB-98 General Builder in New Mexico
  • GB-98 General Building License

    General Building Contractors in New Mexico are able to erect, alter, repair, or demolish residential and commercial buildings and certain structures. Includes all work authorized by the GB-2 and GS specialty classifications, GF-5, GF-7 classifications, seal coating and striping of driveways and parking lots.

Requirements & steps

What are the requirements for getting a New Mexico GB-98 general building license?

New Mexico GB-98 General Building RequirementsGB-98 General Building Contractor License Requirements


  • Obtain 4 years/8,000 hours of Experience
  • Pass New Mexico Business and Law Exam, GB-2 Residential Building Contractor Exam Part 1, and GB-98 General Building Contractor Part 2 with at least 75% score
  • Become an approved Qualifying Party
  • Submit signed and complete application

How do I obtain a New Mexico GB-98 general building license?

To apply for your license, contact the New Mexico Regulation and Licensing Department at 505-476-4500 or visit their website to submit online.

New Mexico does not require continuing education for this license. New Mexico has reciprocity agreements for Journeyman licenses with Alaska, Arkansas, Colorado, Idaho, Montana, Nebraska, Oklahoma, South Dakota, Texas, Utah, and Wyoming.

With RocketCert, our education is written by a combination of professional educators and industry experts. We pride ourselves on providing industry leading customer service. Also, if you find a better original price on any online course that we offer, we will beat it by 10%.


RocketCert customer studying to pass their State exam through the RocketCert website or on the mobile app.

PURCHASE EXAM PREP, BOOKS, & STUDY!

Preparing to pass the State exam is a critical part of the licensing process. Failing the exam can result in substantial delays before you are able to work under your license. We offer industry leading New Mexico GB-98 general building license exam prep and all of the required books, at an unbeatable price.

PASS THE STATE EXAM

After studying with RocketCert, you will be on your way to passing the required State exam(s) (see below). Contact PSI at 855-807-3994 to begin this process. Testing centers are setup throughout the State in larger cities.

APPLY FOR YOUR LICENSE

Once you pass your exam you will receive an email with your pass information attached. Mail completed application, required documents, and license fee to the address listed in the application.

Exam

Which general building license exam do I need to take in New Mexico?

To schedule your General Contractor exam, visit psiexams.com or call 855-807-3994.

New Mexico GB-98 General Building Contractors must pass three examinations: GB-2 Residential Building Contractor, GB-98 General Building Contractor, and Business and Law exam.

Applicants may choose between two options:

  1. Pass the state-specific, GB-98 Exam.
    OR
  2. Pass the NASCLA Commercial General Building Contractor Exam.

All applicants must pass the NM Business and Law Exam.

GB-98 General Building Contractor Exam details GB-2 Residential Building Contractor Exam Part 1


  • Number of questions: 80
  • Passing Score: 75% correct
  • Time allowed: 225 minutes
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  • Topics include:

    Sitework, Footings, and Foundations; Concrete and Concrete Reinforcement; Masonry; Carpentry; Roofing; Associated Trades; General Code, Plan Reading, and Estimating; OSHA Safety.
  • GB-98 General Building Contractor Exam details GB-98 General Building Contractor Exam Part 2


    • Number of questions: 100
    • Passing Score: 75% correct
    • Time allowed: 310 minutes
    • OPEN BOOK
  • Topics include:

    Sitework, Footings, and Foundations; Concrete and Concrete Reinforcement; Masonry; Carpentry; Metals; Roofing; Associated Trades; General Code, Plan Reading, and Estimating; OSHA Safety.

  • *You may take NASCLA Commercial General Building Contractor Exam in lieu of the GB-98 Exam

    Exam details NASCLA Commercial General Building Contractor Exam


    • Total Questions: 115
    • Passing Score: 81 Correct
    • Time: 330 minutes
    • OPEN BOOK

    Topics include:

    General Requirements; Site Construction; Concrete; Masonry; Metals; Wood; Thermal and Moisture Protection; Doors, Windows, and Glazing; Finishes; Mechanical and Plumbing Systems; Electrical Systems; Procurement and Contracting Requirements

    Exam details

    Business Law Exam


    • Number of questions: 50
    • Passing Score: 75% correct
    • Time allowed: 130 minutes
    • OPEN BOOK

    Topics include:

    Licensing Requirements; Estimating and Bidding; Business Organization and Financial Management; Tax Laws; Labor Laws; Project Management and Lien Law; Contracts; Risk Management; Environmental and Safety.

    Exam Prep & Books

    How do I pass the New Mexico GB-98 general building license exam?

    The New Mexico exams are open book. The references below are permitted to be tabbed, highlighted, and used during your test! Unfortunately, our online course is NOT permitted to be accessed during the State exam.

    The exam prep includes math and accounting, plan reading, highlighting guides covering the topics your exam is based on, practice questions for each reference, and unlimited attempts on our "test simulation".

    Online New Mexico GB-98 General Building License Exam Prep Includes:

    • Math & Plans Lessons - Here, we teach you math concepts and how to solve calculations on test day.
    • Highlighting Guides - Introduce the critical information in your book(s). This will familiarize you with each book’s content and its layout.
    • Quizzes - These practice quizzes are based on each individual book/reference. They reinforce key concepts.
    • Test Simulation / Practice Exam - Comprehensive exams randomly generated from our database of questions. Test simulations are restricted by time, and hints are disabled. Test simulations are as close to the real exam as you can get.
    • Guide to Tabbing - This section includes tabbing books and other test taking strategies to keep calm and focused during the exam.

    New Mexico GB-98 Bundle (GB-2 Upgrade)

    Includes the following courses:

    • GB-98 General Building Contractor Online Exam Prep

    Plus the following:

    • All the books to use during the exam
    • Permanent/Pre-Printed Tabs
    • Free Shipping!
    • Instructor Support
    • No Pass No Pay Policy
    • Lifetime Access from nearly any device
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    $1,933 $1,769

    New Mexico GB-98 Bundle

    Includes the following courses:

    • GB-98 General Building Contractor Online Exam Prep
    • GB-2 General Building Contractor Online Exam Prep

    Plus the following:

    • All the books to use during the exam
    • Permanent/Pre-Printed Tabs
    • Free Shipping!
    • Instructor Support
    • No Pass No Pay Policy
    • Lifetime Access from nearly any device
    Do you also need?

    $2,662 $2,439

    GB-98 General Building Contractor Online Exam Prep

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    GB-2 Residential Building Contractor Online Exam Prep

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    $289

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    Books/References that are Allowed to be Used During the GB-98 Exam and are Included in our Bundle:

    2015 International Building Code

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    $189

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    Principles and Practices of Commercial Construction

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    $189

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    Design and Control of Concrete Mixtures 17th Edition

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    $129

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    Placing Reinforcing Bars

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    $89

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    Modern Masonry

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    $139

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    OSHA 1926

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    $39

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    Pipe and Excavation Contracting, Revised

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    $49

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    The Gypsum Construction Handbook, 7th Edition

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    $59

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    SDI Manual of Construction with Steel Deck

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    $34

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    Training and Certification of Field Personnel for Unbonded Post-Tensioning

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    $94

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    Erector's manual: Standards and guidelines for the erection of precast concrete products

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    $44

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    Technical Digest No. 9 Handling and Erection of Steel Joists and Joist Girders

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    $49

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    Carpentry and Building Construction, Student Edition, 2016

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    $79

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    ACI 530.1-13: Building Code Requirements and Specification for Masonry Structures and Related Commentaries

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    $129

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    ACI 318-19: Building Code Requirements for Structural Concrete and Commentary

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    $219

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    Additional Books/References that are Allowed to be Used During the GB-2 Exam and are Included in our Bundle:

    2015 International Residential Code

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    $179

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    2021 International Energy Conservation Code

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    $59

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    Contractor's Guide to Quality Concrete Construction, 4th Edition

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    $89

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    Roofing Construction & Estimating, Revised

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    $49

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    Building Component Safety Information Book, BCSI Wood Trusses

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    $29

    ADD TO CART

    Although it is recommended to bring all of Title 14 with you to the exam, most of the information will be pulled from Chapter 7, Building Codes

    Print for Your Exam:
    New Mexico Administrative Code Title 14
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    New Mexico Commercial Building Code(NMAC 14.7.2)
    Free / Online

    Pre-printed or blank tabs are also available.

    15-16 Book Tab Bundle

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    $114

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    Permanent Blank Tabs - 375 Pack

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    $45

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    The Business & Law exam must also be passed:

    New Mexico Business and Law Online Exam Prep

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    $129

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    NASCLA Contractors Guide to Business, Law and Project Management, Basic Edition

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    $89

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