Construction Trade Exam Research Area

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


Exam Content

Subject Areas # of
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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Books Permitted in the Exam

1. New Mexico Administrative Code Title 14, NMAC. Web Page Link
2. New Mexico Residential Building Code (NMAC 14.7.3) PDF File Link
3. International Residential Code, 2009 or 2015, ICC Buy at Amazon
4. International Energy Conservation Code, 2009, ICC Buy at Amazon
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. BCSI: Guide to Good Practice for Handing, Installing, Restraining, and Bracing of Metal Plate Connected Wood Trusses, 2013 (Updated 2015), SBCA PDF File Link
8. Carpentry and Building Construction, 2010 or 2016 (Student Edition), John Feirer, 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 Publisher
NOTE: The study material we are offering for this exam will be based on the 2009 version for reference #3 and version 2010 for reference #8

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