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

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Construction Industries
Regulation and Licensing Department

2550 Cerrillos Road
Santa Fe, NM 87505
(505) 476-4700
NM Regulation and Licensing Department

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2820 Broadbent Parkway
Suite E & F
Albuquerque, NM  87107
Phone: (877) 663-9267
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Exam Type

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Exam Content

Subject Areas # of
Questions
Sitework, Footings, and Foundations 9
Concrete and Concrete Reinforcement 9
Masonry 6
Carpentry 12
Roofing 10
Associated Trades 12
General Code, Plan Reading, and Estimating 14
OSHA Safety 8

Total number of test questions: 80
Time allowed (minutes): 225
In addition to the trade-specific examination(s) you may be required to pass the Business and Law Exam offered by PSI or take an "approved" Business and Law Course.

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Reference Books Permitted in the Exam

1. New Mexico Administrative Code Title 14, NMAC. Doc Link
2. New Mexico Residential Building Code (NMAC 14.7.3), 2009, New Mexico Commission of Public Records. Doc Link
3. International Residential Code, 2009, ICC. Doc Link
4. International Energy Conservation Code, 2009, ICC. Doc Link
5. The Contractor's Guide to Quality Concrete Construction, 3rd Edition, 2005, American Society of Concrete Contractors. Buy at Amazon
6. Roofing Construction and Estimating, 1995, Daniel Atcheson. Buy at Amazon
7. Guide to Good Practice for Handing, Installing, Restraining, and Bracing of Metal Plate Connected Wood Truses, 2013, Wood Truss Council of America. Doc Link
8. Carpentry and Building Construction, 2010, John Feirer, Gilbert Hutchings and Mark Feirer. Buy at Amazon
9. Modern Masonry: Brick, Block, Stone, 8th Edition, 2015, Clois E. Kicklighter. Buy at Amazon
10. Pipe and Excavation Contracting, 1987, Dave Roberts. Buy at Amazon
11. Code of Federal Regulations - 29 CFR Part 1926 (OSHA), GPO - OR - (OSHA) Selections by PSI, (latest amendments). Buy from PSI

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