New Mexico HVAC Journeyman and Contractors License

HVAC Training New Mexico

HVAC Training New Mexico

HVAC Training in New Mexico

Federal law requires EPA 608 Certification


New Mexico AC Technicians must have a Journeyman’s license, or work under the direct supervision of a Journeyman.

Journeyman Mechanical Refrigeration

You must have 2 years or 4000 hours of experience to take the exam.

How to obtain your Journeyman license:

1) Obtain an application. PSI, 2301 Yale SE, Ste. C-4, Albuquerque, NM 87106, 877-663-9276
2) Submit your application, notarized experience form and the $75.00 application fee.
3) Obtain the study materials and take a test preparation course if possible. The exam is based on the following:
• New Mexico Mechanical Code (NMAC 14.9.2), 2009,, (505) 476-4700
• New Mexico Plumbing Code (NMAC 14.8.2), 2009,, (505) 476-4700
• Modern Refrigeration and Air Conditioning, 2004, 18th Edition, The Goodheart-Willcox Company, (800) 323-0440,, ISBN 1-59070-280-8
• Uniform Mechanical Code, 2009, International Association of Plumbing and Mechanical Officials (IAPMO), (800) 854-2766,
• IPT’s Pipe Trades Handbook, Robert A. Lee, 1991, IPT Publishing and Training, Ltd., (888) 808-6763,, ISBN 0-920855-18-0
• Industrial Refrigeration Handbook, W. F. Stoecker, 1998, McGraw-Hill, (800) 262-4729,, ISBN 0-07-061623-X
• Code of Federal Regulations – 29 CFR Part 1926 Revised as of 2008 or later (OSHA), Superintendent of Documents, (888) 293-6498, -OR- Code of Federal Regulations – 29 CFR Part 1926 elections as of 2008 by PSI, (800) 733-9267, (See order form at the end of this bulletin.)
4. Schedule your exam with PSI and pay the $68.88 exam fee.
5. The exam is 120 minutes and 50 questions
6. You must renew every 3 years

HVAC Contractors License
You must take and pass two exams to obtain a contractor’s license.
• Business and Law
• HVAC Trade Exam

Steps to obtain a license:
1. Obtain an application from: Contractors Licensing Service, Inc., 3211 Coors Blvd. SW, and Suite D-4. Albuquerque, NM 87121, (505)452-8311 ,
2. Provide proof of 2 to 4 years experience.
3. Provide bond of $500 to $5000 depending on the amount of business you anticipate.
4. Submit a certificate of competence.
5. Include $30.00 application fee.
6. Obtain your study materials and take an exam preparation course if possible. Uniform Mechanical Code, 2009
a) Modern Refrigeration and Air Conditioning
b) IPT’s Pipe Trades Handbook
c) New Mexico Mechanical Code
d) Ductulator
e) SMACNA HVAC Duct Construction Standards
f) Pressure and Enthalpy Charts
7. Schedule your exam with PSI.


  1. admin says:

    If you have a regional or state ACCA association check and see if they have a course. There are usually courses offered where you take a one or two day course and then take the exam while everything is fresh on your mind. Let me know what you find and we can post it for others.

  2. donavan graves jr. says:

    ive been in the field 9 years and am seeking to get my contractors licensing but id like to take a course to ensure i can pass the two exams.I would really appreciate any info on courses avaible for me to continue forward in my studies.

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