Step 1 - Register for a background check
The state now requires all new applicants to be fingerprinted and background checked thru Cogent. Visit: https://cogentid.3m.com/nm/index_NM.htm to register. Cost $44
Step 2 - Complete the Exam Registration Form
Step 3 - Complete the License Application
Step 4 - Submit Everything to PSI Testing
Enclose your "Fingerprint Submission Receipt", "Exam Registration Form" and "License Application" to the New Mexico PSI Processing Center:
New Mexico PSI Processing Center
PO Box 28909
Santa Fe, NM 87592
TTY (800) 735-2929
Please Note: First time applicants must include the licensing fee. If appointment forms are enclosed, include the appointment fees of $20 per line of business.
Once you have received approval, you can schedule to take your exam by contacting PSI or register for an appointment online, by clicking here.
Instructions for completing your background check registration:
*Results of your background check will automatically be submitted to the processing center.
The Office of the Superintendent (OSI) has contracted PSI to conduct all licensing exams in New Mexico.
If you need additional information you can contact the Office of Superintendent of Insurance (OSI):
Exam Retake Information:
You must wait one business day before contacting PSI to schedule a new examination. The application is valid for six months. If you fail an exam twice, you will not be allowed to retake it again for 30 days. If you fail your exam an additional two times, you will have to wait an additional six months to schedule and take your exam and will need to submit a new application form, application fees, registration form and registration fees.
NMLTA Office Building
1511 University Blvd. NE
Albuquerque, NM 87102