Since 1927 ~ Protecting Consumers in Real Estate Transactions

Step 1 - Register for a background check    

    The state now requires all new applicants to be fingerprinted and background checked thru Cogent. Visit: 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
        (800) 733-9267
        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:

        • Under "Applicant Use", Click "Register Online for a Background Check
        • Next to the field “ORI”, click on the "ORI Lookup" button on the right.   
        • A new window will pop up. At the top, in the "Agency Name" field, type the word, "Office". Click the "Search" button.           
        • It should find one line item. Either double click the "NM920210Z", or click it once, then at the bottom of the window click "Select".
        • This should populate the fields, "ORI and Reason" on the application.
        • After completing the rest of the application, submit the form and apply payment of $44. Be sure to print out two copies of the "Fingerprint Submission Receipt".
        • Take the submission receipt and your ID to a fingerprint location. (No appointment necessary) 
        *Results of your background check will automatically be submitted to the processing center.

        Testing Centers

        The Office of the Superintendent (OSI) has contracted PSI to conduct all licensing exams in New Mexico.

        2301 Yale Blvd. SE, Building C, Suite 4, Albuquerque, NM 87106

        Santa Fe
        4001 Office Court Drive, Suite 301,
        Santa Fe, NM 87507

        1307 E. 20th Street,
        Farmington, NM 87401

        105 E. Fifth Street, Roswell, NM 88201

        Las Cruces
        1001 N. Solano, Suite D, Las Cruces, NM 88001

        If you need additional information you can contact the Office of Superintendent of Insurance (OSI):

        (888) 427-5772
        P.O. Box 1689
        Santa Fe, NM 87504-1689

        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.

        Exam Content Outline

        To better help you study, PSI created this content outline that breaks down the percentage of questions on each topic:


        NMLTA Office Building
        1511 University Blvd. NE
        Albuquerque, NM 87102

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