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New Mexico Plumbing Contractor License MM-1

License Requirements

Requirements to Obtaining your License

  • A Plumbing Contractor's license is required in New Mexico for any job that involves the trade.
  • Anyone seeking to become a plumbing contractor in New Mexico is required to sit for two exams, business and law and the trade.
  • The applicant must submit a bond for $500 to $5,000 (depending on the anticipated dollar level of projects in the state), cash collateral or audited financial statement.
  • Applicants qualifying agent must provide proof of required experience (2-4 years depending on classification).
  • The applicant must also submit a certificate of competence.
Work Under this License

Work that can be Done Under this License

A licensed plumber in New Mexico can perform all aspects of plumbing, utility connections, irrigation systems, as well as gas piping to water heaters, laundry equipment, kitchen equipment, gas grills, and swimming pool heaters.

Applications for a License

Applying to get your License

The application fee is $30.00, licensing fee is $30.00 and the annual renewal fee is $50.00.

Applications for all types of contractor's licenses are available from:
Contractors Licensing Service, Inc.
3211 Coors Blvd. SW, Suite D-4
Albuquerque, NM 87121



Reciprocity Agreements

None at this time.

Continuing Education

Continuing Education

Not required at this time.


Exam Details

  • The New Mexico MM-1 Plumbing Exam has 100 questions and a time limit of 240 minutes.
  • A 75% is required to pass.
  • Topics on the exam include drain, waste, and vent systems; backflow prevention; storm drainage systems; plumbing fixtures, including water heaters; general knowledge and regulations; interceptors and traps; isometric analysis; hydronics; septic and sewer; fuel dispensing systems.

Books and References for the Exam

The following references are permitted to be taken into the examination. These references may be tabbed (with a permanent index tab) and highlighted. It is available for purchase from our online contractor’s bookstore or by calling our office at 1-800-952-0910.

  • New Mexico Liquid Waste Disposal Regulations
  • Uniform Mechanical Code
  • Uniform Plumbing Code
  • IPT's Pipe Trades handbook
  • New Mexico Mechanical Code
  • New Mexico Liquid Waste Disposal Regulations
  • NFPA 30A-Motor Fuel Dispensing Facilities and Repair Garages

Not allowed during test references:

  • Mathematics for Plumbers & Pipefitters
  • OSHA Part 1926
Exam Review and Education

Exam Review, Training, Education

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