Q. Is a contractor's license required
to bid and contract electrical work?
a contractor's license is required to bid and contract all electrical
work including, but not limited to, sound, alarms, TV systems,
computer data, telephone, etc.
Q. Is a journeyman's certificate required to perform electrical
a journeyman's certificate of competence in the appropriate classification
required to perform all electrical work, including low voltage,
and special systems.
Q. Are inspections required on all permitted work?
inspections are required on all permitted work. Basic inspections
include a rough-in, pre-final, and final inspection for each trade
(general building, electrical, plumbing and mechanical.)
Q. I already have my plumbing license, do I still need to get
an LP license if I'm going to install LP gas?
your business does need to be LP licensed in the State of New
Mexico. You need to take the LP exam and when you pass the LP
test for your classification, you will become the Qualifying party
under the business LP license. Since November 15, 1997, we have
implemented a new classification for anyone carrying an MM2 or
an MM98 classification.
Q. How long do I have to renew my journeyman certificate of competence
before I have to retest?
months, but you must pay a penalty fee in order to renew your
Q. Will I have to re-test if I do not pay my journeyman renewal
fee within 6-months of certificate expiration?
your certificate will be voided and you must take all portions
of the appropriate journeyman exam.
Q. How long will my journeyman certificate be valid?
you have been issued a certificate and you continue to renew your
certificate on time and pay all appropriate fees, your certificate
will continue to be valid.
Q. What if my employer does not want to give me verification of
employment towards my journeyman certification?
sources such as schooling or military work may suffice.
Q. I tested last year for journeyman certification and passed
one portion of my exam. How long do I have until I can go retest
and not have to take the portion I passed?
Q. I'm a licensed contractor, but have never pulled an electrical/mechanical
permit for State jurisdiction, what is the process?
our staff at (505) 827-7030 to order your own stock of contractor's
pre-printed permits. Once you receive your permits, fill out the
appropriate types of work to be done and follow instructions on
the back of the permit. You may mail or drop-off the permit to
the inspector's pick-up site.
from the NM RLC/CID website