50-State Construction Licensing Compliance Guide
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Nevada Construction Licensing

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Licenses are typically required for individuals and businesses that provide construction industry services. This guide contains information about construction industry licensing in Nevada.

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Company Licenses

Nevada Construction and Contracting Company Licenses

Nevada Asbestos Abatement Contractor License

Agency:Nevada Department of Business & Industry - Occupational Safety & Health Administration

Initial Registration

Form:

Application for Asbestos Abatement Contractor License

Filing Method:

Mail

Agency Fee:

$200

Registration Renewal

Form:

Application for Renewal of Asbestos Abatement Contractor License

Filing Method:

Mail

Agency Fee:

$200

Due:

Annually by December 31.

Nevada Contractor's License

Agency:Nevada State Contractors Board
Foreign Qualification is Prerequisite:Yes
Financial Requirements:

  • For licenses with monetary limits of $10,000 or less, a current financial statement is required.
  • For licenses with monetary limits of at least $10,000 but less than $50,000, a compiled financial statement prepared by an independent certified public accountant current within 6 months or a financial statement reviewed or audited by an independent certified public accountant, current within one year is required.
  • For licenses with monetary limits of at least $50,000 but less than $250,000, a compiled financial statement with full disclosures, prepared by an independent certified public accountant, current within 6 months or a financial statement reviewed or audited by an independent certified public accountant, current within one year.
  • For licenses with monetary limits of at least $250,000, a financial statement that is prepared and reviewed or audited by an independent certified public accountant, current within one year and a bank verification form are required.
Insurance Requirements:

All contractors are required to provide proof of workers' compensation insurance as a condition of licensure.

Bond Requirements:

The Board determines the amount of the bond at the time of license approval. The bond can vary in amount from $1,000 to $500,000 based on the type of license, monetary limit, past, present or future financial responsibility, experience, and character of the applicant.

Registered Agent (Special Agency) Required?Yes

Initial Registration

Form:

Application for Contractor's License

Filing Method:

Mail or online.

Agency Fee:

$300 application fee + $600 license fee due after approval of the application.

Before you Apply:

Domestic Applicants:

  • Obtain a Nevada Business ID prior to completing this application. 
  • A Business and Law (CMS) and trade examination is required. Waivers are available. 

Foreign Applicants:

  • Obtain a Nevada Business ID prior to completing this application.
  • A Business and Law (CMS) and trade examination is required. Waivers are available. 
Required Attachments:
  • Experience documentation 
  • Resume detailing all current and past employment 
  • Background Disclosure Statement and Fingerprint Background Waiver forms for ALL persons on application 
  • Copies of driver's licenses or government-issued IDs for all persons listed on the application 
  • Financial Statement 
  • Child Support Information Statement - Sole Proprietors only
  • File copy of fictitious name certificate 

Registration Renewal

Filing Method:

Online

Agency Fee:

$600

Due:

Biennially by the end of the month of issuance.

Required Attachments:
  • Experience Documentation 
  • Resume detailing all current and past employment 
  • Background Disclosure Statement and Fingerprint Background Waiver forms for ALL person listed on the application 
  • Copies of driver's licenses or government-issued IDs for all persons listed on the application 
  • Financial Statement 
  • Child Support Statement - Sole Prprietors only

Amendment
Change or Add a Qualified Individual

Form:

Disassociation of a Qualified Individual and Change or Add a Qualified Individual

Agency Fee:

$250

Due:

Licensees must notify the board within 10 days after a qualified individual or qualified employee leaves their business. The qualifying individual must be replaced within 30 days after a qualified individual or qualified employee leaves their business.

Required Attachments:
  • One of the following:
    • 4 Certification of Work Experience Forms for each trade qualifier
    • A current Master's Certification issued by a governmental agency or its officially recognized agent in a discipline substantially similar to the requested classification
    • Proof of transferable military experience and training
    • Proof of eligibility for Licensure by Endorsement
  • Resume of Experience Form
  • A valid Driver's License or Government Issued Photo ID

Nevada Lead Abatement Company License

Not required



Lead Services Company licensure is not required on the State level in Nevada.

Nevada does not have a state-issued lead abatement license; instead, these licenses are administered federally by the EPA.

Individual Licenses

Nevada Individual Construction and Contracting Licenses

Nevada Asbestos Abatement Supervisor License

Agency:Nevada Department of Business & Industry - Occupational Safety & Health Administration

Initial Registration

Form:

Asbestos Abatement Supervisor License

Agency Fee:

$50

Notes:

Include a copy of certification of successful completion of a EPA approved Initial Training Course.

Registration Renewal

Form:

Asbestos Abatement Supervisor License Renewal

Agency Fee:

$50

Due:

Annually from the date of last training.

Notes:

Must include proof of complete refresher training course approved by the EPA for his or her discipline.

Nevada Asbestos Abatement Worker License

Agency:Nevada Department of Business & Industry - Occupational Safety & Health Administration

Initial Registration

Form:

Asbestos Abatement Worker License

Agency Fee:

$25

Notes:

Include a copy of certification of successful completion of a EPA approved Initial Training Course.

Registration Renewal

Form:

Asbestos Abatement Worker License Renewal

Agency Fee:

$25

Due:

Annually from the date of last training.

Notes:

Must include proof of complete refresher training course approved by the EPA for his or her discipline.

Nevada Asbestos Consultant License

Agency:Nevada Department of Business & Industry - Occupational Safety & Health Administration

Initial Registration

Form:

Asbestos Consultant License

Agency Fee:

$100

Notes:

Include a copy of certification of successful completion of a EPA approved Initial Training Course.

Registration Renewal

Form:

Asbestos Consultant License Renewal

Agency Fee:

$100

Due:

Annually from the date of last training.

Notes:

Must include proof of complete refresher training course approved by the EPA for his or her discipline.

Nevada Asbestos Contractor License

Agency:Nevada Department of Business and Industry

Initial Registration

Form:

Contractor Registration Application 

Filing Method:

Mail

Agency Fee:

$200

Required Attachments:
  • Nevada Contractor License 
  • Proof of industrial insurance 
  • Evidence of experience 
  • Proof of training 
  • Copy of drivers license or passport

Registration Renewal

Form:

Contractor Registration Application (Renewal)

Filing Method:

Mail

Agency Fee:

$200

Due:

Annually by date of issuance. 

Nevada Lead Abatement Individual License

Not required



Lead Services Individual licensure is not required on the State level in Nevada.

Nevada does not have a state-issued lead abatement license; instead, these licenses are administered federally by the EPA.

Explore Licensing in Other States

Associated General Contractors of America
Professional association providing advocacy and organization for construction firms and workers.

National Association of Home Builders
National association for the promotion of the housing industry.

National Association of State Contractors Licensing Agencies
National organization that represents and promotes the interests of state level contractor licensing agencies.

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