Construction Trade Exam Research Area

New Mexico
Residential 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 4
Concrete and Concrete Reinforcement 5
Masonry 5
Carpentry 8
Roofing 15
General Code 3

Total number of test questions: 40
Time allowed (minutes): 100
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 Allowed in the Exam

1. New Mexico Administrative Code, Title 14, NMAC. Web Page Link
2. New Mexico Residential Building Code (NMAC 14.7.3), NMCPR Web Page Link
3. New Mexico Commercial Building Code (NMAC 14.7.2), NMCPR Web Page Link
4. International Residential Code, 2015, ICC Buy at Amazon
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