New Mexico Real Estate License Requirements

Learn about the real estate education needs for licensing and renewal in your state.

Licensing Board/Commission: New Mexico Regulations & Licensing Department – Boards and Commissions

New Mexico Real Estate Education Requirements:

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New Mexico State Reciprocity:

Real estate commissions and boards across the country are adopting policies for a real estate agent in one state to more easily become licensed in another state.

New Mexico currently has such agreements with only three other states: Georgia, Louisiana and Massachusetts.

License applicants currently licensed by a state or jurisdiction with which the New Mexico Real Estate Commission has a written recognition agreement are not required to take any of the prescribed pre-license courses or take either portion of the broker’s examination to be eligible to apply for a New Mexico broker’s license.

For more information on reciprocity, view our complete guide.

New Mexico Real Estate Continuing Education (CE) and License Renewal Requirements:

  • Brokers in New Mexico must renew their real estate license every three years from the date the Commission issued their license
  • Brokers must take 30 hours of real estate CE classes, including 8 hours of mandatory topics
  • The New Mexico 8-hour core course and the 6-hour qualifying broker refresher course cannot be taken online
  • Of the 22 elective CE hours that can be completed online, a maximum of 10 credit hours may be credited toward the CE requirement from approved training category courses
  • At least 12 hours must be taken from approved education category courses; however, all 22 credit hours may be taken from the list of Commission-approved education category courses