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New Mexico
General Building Inspector

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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 Foundations10
Concrete and Concrete Reinforcement4
Masonry4
Carpentry12
Metals4
Roofing8
Associated Trades4
General Code4
Total number of test questions:
50
Time allowed (minutes):
150

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 Residential Building Code (NMAC 14.7.3, IRC amendments), NMCPR
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2.
New Mexico Commercial Building Code (NMAC 14.7.2, IBC amendments), NMCPR
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3.
International Building Code, 2015, ICC
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4.
International Residential Code, 2015, ICC
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Available Study Materials
New Mexico
General Building Inspector
Practice Exam Package
$149.95
Sample questions are based on the IBC/IRC book versions shown above.  The approximate number of questions in this package is 945.
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