New Mexico Earthmoving, Excavation, and Ditching License

To become a licensed Earthmoving, Excavation, and Ditching contractor in the state of New Mexico, you are required to pass an open-book exam. We offer the books, tabs, and a fully online and inclusive educational course to prepare you to sit for the GS-8 exam. @HomePrep is a National Leader in online education. With over 100,000 satisfied students and a course catalog of over 1,000 classes, we are here to help you - Invest in Yourself.

New Mexico Contractor License
Steps to Success

1. Register and pass your State Exams.
2. Submit affidavit form, licensing fee, and application to the State.

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Practice Course Fee: $149.99

About This License

A New Mexico Earthmoving, Excavation, and Ditching Contractor License includes the use of hand or power tools, machines that use air, fluids, or other material under pressure, and heavy equipment. This license covers earthmoving, cutting, filling, excavating, shoring, grading, ditching, trenching, backfilling, boring, blasting, and other similar work.


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If you are not able to pass your exam on the SECOND attempt, we will refund your course fee. Conditions do apply.

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Simply login and out as needed. We track your progress.

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Requirements to Obtaining your License

  • A Earthmoving, Excavation, and Ditching license is required in New Mexico for any job that involves the trade.
  • Anyone seeking to become a 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 must provide proof of required 2 years of experience.
  • The applicant must also submit a certificate of competence.

Exam Review, Training, Education

We offer review for the New Mexico Earthmoving, Excavation, and Ditching Contractor exam in an online class format. The program takes you through each one of the reference books that the exam is based on showing you exactly what to highlight. After your highlighting is completed with each book, you have the option take an online practice test to reinforce concepts presented. The program narrated and animated. For more information, or to order, contact our office at 1-800-952-0910.

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.

  • Carpentry and Building Construction
  • 2015 International Building Code
  • Pipe and Excavation Contracting

Exam Details

  • The Exam has 40 questions and a time limit of 125 minutes.
  • A 75% is required to pass.
  • Each examination costs $31.93. Candidates taking the Business and Law examination in addition to a trade examination should add $31.93 to the total examination fees.
  • Exam Topics include Estimating and Plan Reading, Equipment and Technique, Compaction, Soil Types, Specialty Work (Blasting, Shoring), and Safety.

Continuing Education


Applying to Get Your License

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

Applications for all types of contractor's licenses are available from PSI

Reciprocity Agreement

None at this time.

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