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New Mexico
General Building Inspector

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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 10
Concrete and Concrete Reinforcement 4
Masonry 4
Carpentry 12
Metals 4
Roofing 8
Associated Trades 4
General Code 4

Total number of test questions: 50
Time allowed (minutes): 150
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 Residential Building Code (NMAC 14.7.3), 2009, New Mexico Commission of Public Records. Doc Link
2. New Mexico Commercial Building Code (NMAC 14.7.2), 2009, New Mexico Commission of Public Records. Doc Link
3. International Building Code, 2009, ICC. Doc Link
4. International Residential Code, 2009, ICC. Doc Link

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