Professional Engineers and Land Surveyors

To qualify for a Professional Engineer reciprocal license, you need to meet the following requirements:

  • Must have an accredited BS Engineering degree from the US or have an ABET equivalent foreign BS Engineering degree. – NRS 625.183
  • If you don’t have a BS Engineering degree you, must have had a minimum of 10 years’ experience in the discipline you are applying for and have been licensed in another state prior the July 1, 2010.
  • Have completed the NCEES Fundamentals of Engineering exam or qualify for a waiver of the exam – NRS 625.193
  • Have completed the NCEES 8-hr Professional exam in the discipline you are applying for.
  • With a BS degree, have a minimum of 4 years of acceptable engineering work experience after graduation. Two years must be under a licensed PE in the discipline you are applying for. References are accepted from US and Canadian PEs.

To qualify for a Professional Land Surveyor reciprocal license you need to meet the following requirements:

  • Must have an approved BS Surveying degree from the US or have an ABET equivalent foreign BS Surveying degree. – NRS 625.270
  • If you don’t have a BS Surveying degree, you must have been licensed in another state prior the July 1, 2010.
  • Have completed the NCEES Fundamentals of Land Surveying exam or qualify for a waiver of the exam – NRS 625.271
  • Have completed the NCEES 6-hr Professional Surveyor exam.
  • With a BS surveying degree, have a minimum of 4 years of acceptable surveying work experience after graduation. Two years must be under a licensed PLS. References are accepted from US PLS only.
  • Complete the Nevada 2-hr PLS exam after Board approval of the application.

Nevada only accepts reciprocal applicants licensed in the U.S. or Canada, no other foreign countries.

http://www.nvboe.org/licensure-applications/addl-licensure-info/faqs/

Architects

The state of Nevada requires that all candidates for registration via reciprocity:

  1. Hold certification with the National Council of Architectural Registration Boards and have a copy of their Blue Council folder (certificate) transmitted to the board office.
  2. Have successfully completed all portions of the NCARB exams administered by NCARB standards at the date of your initial registration or any exam deemed equivalent by the board.
  3. Have fulfilled the seismic requirement by exam, completion of an NCARB-approved seismic seminar, or a seismic treatise submitted to another western state. Seismic design was included in the NCARB December 1965 Structural Examination.
  4. Complete the Application for Architect Registration by Reciprocity.

Each applicant may or may not be required to appear before the board for an oral interview. The applicant is required to take an open-book written test on Chapter 623 of the Nevada Revised Statutes, Blue Book and Rules of Conduct. The board will review the test, application, integrity and ethical standards for registration in the state of Nevada.

http://nsbaidrd.state.nv.us/uploads/RecipArcApp.pdf