CNM IDs are being issued at CNM Main, Westside, and Rio Rancho Campuses.

Student ID Example

Where to Get Your ID and Bus Pass

Walk-in Service Hours

Monday - Friday
8 a.m. - 5 p.m.

Main Campus - SSC 111
Westside Campus - One Stop
Rio Rancho Campus - One Stop

Student IDs

To be issued a CNM student ID card, bring your current acceptable government-issued ID to Student Activities. There is no charge for your first ID card. If you have an older CNM or TVI ID card, you can trade it in for a new one at no charge.

ID Costs

  • First ID: Free
  • Replacement ID: $25
  • Guest ID: $25

Group Reservations

Acceptable Government-Issued IDs

You will need to provide a government-issued ID to obtain a CNM ID card. Examples include:

  • University/College issued Photo ID
  • Official high school student-identification card from the school currently attending
  • Government-issued driver's license or non-driver ID card
  • Government-issued Photo Work Badge
  • Government-issued passport
  • Government-issued military or national identification card (Consulate, Permanent Resident Card, Immigrant Visa Card, Employment Authorization Card)
  • Prison Photo ID (released within the last 45 days)
  • Tribal Photo ID (no photocopies accepted)

Specialized Student IDs

If you are enrolled in specialized classes at CNM (nursing, emergency medical services, etc.), you may be required to get a specialized ID to participate in practicums.

Information about these requirements will be provided by your instructor.

Please call ahead to make sure your instructor has sent the approved list for the current semester. If they haven't, we won't be able to make your ID.

Faculty & Staff IDs

Faculty and staff are required to carry their CNM ID on them at all times while on campus. The ID contains the employee's full name and employee ID number. Faculty and staff that have misplaced their ID card or have had their card stolen must immediately file an incident report to CNM Security Dept. To get your ID replaced, you need to pay the $25.00 replacement fee at the Cashiers Office and bring the receipt to the ID Office.

Guest IDs

If you are not currently a CNM student, you can get a Guest ID for the current academic year (Sep. 1 through Aug. 31). In order to prevent unauthorized use and access to CNM computer networks and comply with the Communications Assistance for Law Enforcement Act (CALEA), all CNM guests are required to get a guest account.

You can get a guest ID at Main, Montoya, and Westside campuses and it will give you access to the CNM Libraries and open computer labs.

Guest ID Costs

Before you pay for your Guest ID, visit the ID Office to get a form to take to the Cashiers Office.

  • Guest ID: $25 per academic year
  • Guest ID for UNM students: Free
  • Guest ID for UNM, APS, and RRPS faculty or staff: Free
  • Guest ID sponsored by department or school: Free

Guest Lecturers and Conference Attendees

If you are guest teaching a class or attending a conference on campus and need temporary computer access, your sponsoring school or department can request a guest pass free of charge for the duration of the event.

Contact the ITS Support Center at (505) 224-HELP (4357) or e-mail for more information. In this situation, there may not be a fee and no ID card will be issued.

Replacement Cards

All replacement IDs for students who have taken CNM courses in the past year will cost $25. The replacement ID will cost $50 if your ID had a bus pass sticker on it.

To get your ID replaced, you need to pay for the replacement fee at the Cashiers Office and bring the receipt to the ID Office.