State Board Of Engineers & Land Surveyors
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As Nevada returns to normal work conditions, our Reno office will continue to offer in-person services during normal business hours Monday - Friday, 8:00 am - 5:00 pm, excluding holidays. The Las Vegas satellite office remains closed. We will continue to follow all required guidelines, and we may revise our office and meeting policies as guidelines change.

The purpose of the board, as stated in the Nevada Revised Statute 625.005, is to safeguard life, health and property and to promote the public welfare by providing for the licensure of qualified and competent professional engineers and professional land surveyors.

The Board's mission is to uphold the value of professional engineering and land surveying licensure by assessing minimum competency for initial entry into the profession, and to ensure ongoing standard of professionalism by facilitating compliance with laws, regulations, and code of practice; and to provide understanding and progression in licensure by openly engaging with all stakeholders.

read more › For access to the most recent issue of The Nevada Connection, please subscribe to our newsletter. The Nevada Board of Engineers and Land Surveyors provides the information and process through which licensing as a Professional Engineer, Professional Land Surveyor, and certification of Engineer Intern and Land Surveyor Intern is possible.

read more › Every business entity planning to do business in the State of Nevada, must obtain a Nevada State Business License. If you have not yet obtained a Nevada State Business License, please go to Nevada's business portal, Silverflume. Also, please see Business Name Authorization below. Before a business entity can offer or provide engineering or land surveying services in Nevada, it must register with the Nevada Board of Professional Engineers and Land Surveyors. The business entity must employ a Nevada licensed professional before submitting a Firm Registration form.

read more › Professional licensure protects the public by enforcing standards that restrict practice to qualified individuals who have met specific qualifications in education, work experience, and exams. Licensed professionals offer and perform engineering or land surveying services for the public. Licensed professionals are regulated and have an obligation to adhere to ethical standards and protect health, safety, welfare of the public. The term "engineer" is protected and used by licensed professional engineers.

read more › Nevada uses the NCEES Record as its application. Because the completion and verification process required for a NCEES Record can take a number of weeks, and the Nevada board online application requires the entry of your NCEES ID#, which can only be obtained after you begin creating an NCEES Record, we recommend starting the NCEES Record process before completing the Nevada short electronic form. Work experience (Chronological listing and verification of engineering and other work experience). Professional references (five references, four from licensed professional engineers who can reflect the character and diversity of your experience and are personally acquainted with your professional reputation).

read more › A bachelor's degree in engineering from an ETAC/ABET accredited program, or related science curriculum. A master's degree in engineering from an institution that offers EAC/ABET accredited programs. An earned doctoral degree in engineering from an institution that offers EAC/ABET accredited programs. Passed the Fundamentals of Engineering (FE) exam unless this requirement is waived by the board. Applicants seeking to waive the FE exam based on 15 years of practice must include a letter of explanation requesting the waiver when submitting their application.

read more › Passed the Fundamentals of Surveying (FS) exam unless this requirement is waived by the board. Accrued four (4) or more years progressive land surveying experience. The experience is to indicate that the applicant is competent to be placed in responsible charge of land surveying work. Records of Survey; Legal Descriptions; Record Searches; Public Surveying; Boundary Surveying; Construction Staking; Restoration of Monuments; and/or Established True Bearings from Astronomical Observations, State Coordinate Systems Monuments or USG & GS Monuments.

read more › If your Nevada PE or PLS license has been lapsed for 6 (six) months or longer, and you are currently licensed in another state, you can submit to reinstate your Nevada professional license. Complete an online application via the Nevada board's website. The application requires applicants to provide a list of 30 (thirty) professional development hours (PDHs) completed within the preceding 24 (twenty-four) months. The reinstatement application fee is $200.00. Following the completion the electronic application form via the Nevada board's website, your application packet will be presented to the Executive Director of the Nevada State Board of Professional Engineers and Land Surveyors, and Board Chair if necessary, for consideration.

read more › The Nevada State Board of Professional Engineers and Land Surveyors was created in 1935 to regulate the professions of engineering and land surveying. Its members are appointed by the Nevada Governor in accordance with Nevada Revised Statute 625.100. The Board meets every two months to carry out its business, including the review and approval of applications for licensing professional engineers and land surveyors. These meetings are alternately scheduled in Reno and Las Vegas during the odd-numbered months.

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