(GB-2) Residential Building Contractor
(Part 1 - Examination)
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Regulation and Licensing Department
Construction Industries Division (CID)
2550 Cerrillos Road - 3rd Floor
Santa Fe, NM 87505
Phone: (505) 476-4500
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PSI Exams of New Mexico
2820 Broadbent Parkway, Suites E & F
Albuquerque, NM 87107
Phone: (877) 663-9267
|Subject Areas||# of|
|Sitework, Footings & Foundations||9|
|Concrete & Concrete Reinforcement||9|
|General Code, Plan Reading & Estimating||14|
Total number of test questions:
Time allowed (minutes):
In addition to the trade-specific examination, you must pass the New Mexico Business & Law Exam offered by PSI or take an "approved" course at PSI's Electronic Services Portal.
Books Allowed in the Exam
New Mexico Administrative Code, Manufactured Housing, Title 14, NMRLD
New Mexico Residential Building Code (NMAC 14.7.3), NMRLD
International Residential Code for One- and Two-Family Dwellings, 2015, ICC
International Energy Conservation Code, 2009, ICC
Contractor's Guide to Quality Concrete Construction, 3rd Edition, 2014, ASCC
Roofing Construction and Estimating, 1995, Daniel Atcheson
BCSI: Guide to Good Practice for Handing, Installing, Restraining, and Bracing of Metal Plate Connected Wood Trusses, 2020, SBCA
Carpentry and Building Construction, 2010 or 2016 (Student Edition), John Feirer, and Mark Feirer
Modern Masonry: Brick, Block, Stone, 8th Edition, Clois Kicklighter
Pipe and Excavation Contracting, 2011 (1987 out-of-print), Dave Roberts
Code of Federal Regulations, 29 CFR Part 1926 (OSHA), GPO [or] (OSHA) Selections by PSI
Available Study Materials
PSI OSHA Selections
Sample questions are based on the PSI publication titled “29 CFR PART 1926 Selections, as of June 2013” (highlighted in green above).
This file contains approx. 800 sample questions.
REMINDER: PSI uses this book for many exams they offer. Not all sections of this code will apply to your exam.
We also include a table showing the relationship between our questions and OSHA code sections. Corrections to the original PSI publication are noted.