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New Mexico
(GB-2) Residential Building Contractor
(Part 1 - Examination)

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Regulation and Licensing Department
Construction Industries Division (CID) ™

2550 Cerrillos Road - 3rd Floor
Santa Fe, NM  87505
Phone:  (505) 476-4700
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PSI Exams of New Mexico ™
2820 Broadbent Parkway, Suites E & F
Albuquerque, NM  87107
Phone:  (877) 663-9267
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Exam Type

OPEN  BOOK

Exam Content

Subject Areas# of
Questions
Sitework, Footings, and Foundations9
Concrete and Concrete Reinforcement9
Masonry6
Carpentry12
Roofing10
Associated Trades12
General Code, Plan Reading, and Estimating14
OSHA Safety8
Total number of test questions:
80
Time allowed (minutes):
225

In addition to the trade-specific examination, you may be required to pass the Business and Law Exam offered by PSI or take an "approved" Business and Law course

Books Allowed in the Exam

1.
New Mexico Administrative Code, Title 14, NMCPR
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2.
New Mexico Residential Building Code (NMAC 14.7.3), NMCPR
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3.
International Residential Code, 2015, ICC
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4.
International Energy Conservation Code, 2009, ICC
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5.
The Contractor's Guide to Quality Concrete Construction, 3rd Edition, 2005, ASCC
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6.
Roofing Construction and Estimating, 1995, Daniel Atcheson
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7.
BCSI: Guide to Good Practice for Handing, Installing, Restraining, and Bracing of Metal Plate Connected Wood Trusses, 2013 (Updated 2015), SBCA
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8.
Carpentry and Building Construction, 2010 or 2016 (Student Edition), John Feirer, and Mark Feirer
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9.
Modern Masonry: Brick, Block, Stone, 8th Edition, Clois Kicklighter
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10.
Pipe and Excavation Contracting, 2011, Dave Roberts
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11.
Code of Federal Regulations - 29 CFR Part 1926 (OSHA), GPO [or] (OSHA) Selections by PSI
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