New Mexico Plumbing Continuing Education

Our courses are approved with the New Mexico Regulation & Licensing Department to meet all of your continuing education needs.

Take the continuing education to renew your NM plumbers license today. All of our courses can be completed At Your Pace Online to help you meet the state's requirements to maintain your license. Once you finish your class you will have an official certificate of completion to save for your records, and we will report your course completion to the state for you.


New Mexico 16 Hour Journeyman Plumber Package

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This is package is specifically designed to meet all of the education requirements of a Journeyman Plumber to renew your license. This package includes:

  • 8 Hours of Code Changes to the 2015 UPC
  • 8 Hours of Industry Related Topics

Our New Mexican Plumbing continuing education courses are done At Your Own Pace.

NM Construction Industries Division Approved

4.6 195 Reviews

New Mexico 2015 UPC Update (8 Hours)

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This 8-hour class satisfies code change continuing education requirements and provides 8 of the 16 hour of education needed to renew a journeyman plumber or plumbing contractor's license. Topics covered include all amendments made by the Mechanical and Plumbing Bureau when adopting the 2015 Uniform Plumbing Code for the state, an in-depth survey of significant changes made to the 2015 UPC, and a brief look at a few critical codes for plumbers from the 2017 National Electrical Code.

NM Construction Industries Division Approved

4.2 30 Reviews

New Mexico Industry Related Continuing Education (8 Hours)

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This 8 hour class on Industry Related topics for New Mexican Plumbers covers multiple aspects of running a successful and safe plumbing business. It will meet the 8 hours of Industry Related Topics needed by all licensees in the state.

Our New Mexican Plumbing continuing education courses are done At Your Own Pace.

NM Construction Industries Division Approved

4.6 17 Reviews

New Mexico Industry-Related - Drainage Systems Disposal or Reuse (8 Hours)

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This 8-hour class on topics central to the plumbing trades is designed to accompany a required 8-hour code change class to fulfill the 16 hours needed to renew a plumber's license in New Mexico. It provides a comprehensive study on all aspects of residential and commercial sanitary drainage systems as well as recent developments in grease interceptors. After a brief overview of Rainwater Harvesting, the class covers two related topics, both experiencing rapid changes - POWTS (Private Onsite Water Treatment Systems) and systems that reuse graywater.

NM Construction Industries Division Approved

4.2 5 Reviews

New Mexico Industry-Related - Common Plumbing Problems (8 Hours)

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This class provides eight hours of content on topics central to the plumbing trades. It includes a comprehensive module on all aspects of residential water heaters followed by an in-depth survey of some of the most often cited violations and thorny plumbing areas and how to address them. The final module provides two hours of OSHA Safety Training for Plumbers. The class is designed to fulfill the eight hours of course content on industry-related topics that, along with a mandatory 8-hours on code changes to the 2015 NMPC, fulfills the entire 16-hour continuing education requirement for license renewal.

NM Construction Industries Division Approved

CE Requirements to Renew a NM Plumbers License

Figuring out how to renew your New Mexico plumbing certificate isn’t necessarily easy. While your license gets issued by the New Mexico Regulation & Licensing Department (RLD), they certainly don’t make it simple to figure out how to renew your license. You’d have to navigate to multiple different web pages to get all the info you need. We saved you the trouble. Here, you’ll find everything you need to know to renew a New Mexico plumbing certificate, including the continuing education unit (CEU) requirement. 


When to renew

  • Your journeyman plumbing license expires every three years.
  • To keep it active, you need to renew it before the last day of the month you got it. So if you got your license in September, you need to renew it by September 30 every three years. Or if you got it in March, you need to renew by March 31 every three years. 

You should get a renewal notice in the mail, but that all depends on the state having the correct address for you. It’s your responsibility to renew on time, whether or not you get a notice. (If you need to update the address they have on file for you, you can do it in the MyLicense portal.)


If you send in your application within six months after your expiration date, you’ll have to pay an additional $25 late fee. After six months, the state considers your license cancelled. 


How to renew

To renew your New Mexico journeyman plumbing and mechanical certificate, you just need to do two things:


Take continuing education units (CEUs)

The state requires you to take sixteen hours of continuing education during each three-year renewal period. This applies if you have any of the following journeyman designations:

  • Journeyman plumber (JP)
  • Journeyman pipefitter (JPF)
  • Journeyman gas (JG)
  • Journeyman plumber-gas (JPG)
  • Journeyman sheetmetal (JSM)
  • Journeyman sprinkler (JS)
  • Journeyman refrigeration (JR)
  • Journeyman fire protection (MS-12J, or MS 14J)

To count toward the New Mexico plumbing certificate CEU requirement, those sixteen hours need to be broken into two categories:

You don’t need to sign up for a seminar or go to a classroom to get these hours. And you don’t need to take time off work, either. You can take your New Mexico plumber CEUs online at your own pace. 

Once you get your 16 CEUs done, you’re ready to send in your renewal application. 


Submit your renewal online

You can renew your license online using the MyLicense portal

If you’ve never set up your user ID and password, you can do so here. You’ll need your license number and your registration code. That code should be printed on the renewal notice you get from the state.

If you can’t find your code, you can contact the Mechanical Plumbing Bureau. At the time of this writing, the Bureau Chief is Jerome Baca. You can reach him at (505) 490-2997 or 

When you get logged into the MyLicense system, you’ll need to pay a $75 fee as part of the renewal process. Have a payment method handy and getting your renewal submitted should be easy.


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