Finding a qualified electrician is easier than you think it is if you go through a local company like Eco Electric. You can assume a certain level of competence when looking for an electrician with their state license. A master electrician has passed a standardized test and has at least two years of experience under his belt. He knows the National Electrical Code and any modifications that your state has made to it. He is qualified to plan, design, install and maintain an electrical system for your project. A journeyman electrician hasn't qualified for a master's license, but he too is licensed by the state. (Some states require journeymen electricians to work with a master electrician.) By law, he cannot design systems but can install wiring and equipment.
There's another layer in the safety net. Most electrical work requires a permit issued by your local Albuquerque building department. Before the building inspector can sign off on the work, the inspector must take a look at it to see if it's up to code. So be thorough when picking an electrician and keep these things in mind when trusting someone with your home or business.