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Nevada Engineering Industry Licensing

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Licensing requirements for engineering industry firms and individuals in Nevada.

This page provides an overview of engineering industry licensing in Nevada for individuals and firms. You will find state requirements, application fees, filing instructions, and more. For assistance with licensing, please contact us to learn about our software and managed license services.

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Nevada Engineering Company Licenses

Nevada Firm Registration (Engineering and/or Surveying)

Agency:Nevada State Board of Professional Engineers & Land Surveyors
Law:

NRS § 625.407

Eligible Entity Types:
  • Business Corporations
  • Professional Corporations
  • Limited Liability Companies
  • Professional Limited Liability Companies
  • Partnerships
Ownership Requirements:

Business Corporations:

  • Officers and directors need not be licensed, but the corporation must appoint a Nevada licensed individual to be responsible for all professional activities undertaken by the firm in Nevada.

Professional Corporations:

  • All shareholders, officers, and directors must be licensed in a profession practiced by the PC.

Limited Liability Companies:

  • Members and managers need not be licensed, but the LLC must appoint a Nevada licensed individual to be responsible for all professional activities undertaken by the firm in Nevada.

Professional Limited Liability Companies:

  • All members and managers must be licensed in a profession practiced by the PLLC.

Partnerships:

  • Partners need not be licensed, but the partnership must appoint a Nevada licensed individual to be responsible for all professional activities undertaken by the firm in Nevada.
Fact Checked:5/28/20

Initial Registration

Form:

Firm Registration

Agency Fee:

$50

Before you Apply:

Domestic Applicants:

  • Identify a Nevada licensed professional, who is a full-time employee, to be in responsible charge of the firm's engineering or land surveying activities. If the firm maintains multiple office locations in Nevada, a separate responsible individual must be appointed for each office location.
  • Ensure that your business entity will meet ownership requirements.

Foreign Applicants:

  • Identify a Nevada licensed professional, who is a full-time employee, to be in responsible charge of the firm's engineering or land surveying activities. If the firm maintains multiple office locations in Nevada, a separate responsible individual must be appointed for each office location.
  • Ensure that your Nevada entity will meet ownership requirements.
  • If a corporation, obtain certified copies of your articles of incorporation, and certified copies of all amendments to file during the foreign qualification process. These documents must be dated within 90 days of the time of submitting your foreign qualification documents.
How to Apply:

Domestic Applicants:

  1. If your firm name contains some form of the word "engineer", first file a Corporate Name Request with the State Board of Professional Engineers & Land Surveyors.
  2. File entity formation documents with the Nevada Secretary of State.
  3. File a Firm Registration Application with the State Board of Professional Engineers & Land Surveyors.

Foreign Applicants:

  1. Determine whether or not your entity will need to foreign qualify in Nevada. If not required, skip to number 4.
  2. If your firm name contains some form of the word "engineer", first file a Corporate Name Request with the State Board of Professional Engineers & Land Surveyors.
  3. File foreign qualification documents with the Nevada Secretary of State.
  4. File a Firm Registration Application with the State Board of Professional Engineers & Land Surveyors.
Required Attachments:

Foreign Qualification - YES, if transacting business in the state.
Ownership/ Entity:

  • If your firm name contains some form of the word "engineer", first file a Corporate Name Request with the State Board of Professional Engineers & Land Surveyors.
  • List the name of up to three owners, officers, or top-level managers of the firm

Qualified Party:

  • Name and license number of the full-time Nevada licensed professional to be in responsible charge of the firm's engineering or land surveying activities. If the firm maintains multiple office locations in Nevada, a separate responsible individual must be appointed for each office location.
Fact Checked:5/28/20

Registration Renewal

Filing Method:

Online

Agency Fee:

$50

Due:

Annually within 30 days of the anniversary date or originial filing

Required Attachments:
  • List of principals of the firm
  • List of licensees in responsible charge of the firm's professional services
  • List of branch office locations including licensee in responsible charge
Fact Checked:4/15/20

Amendment

Agency Fee:

$0

Due:

Within 30 days of the effective date of the change.

Notes:

Notify the board in writing with any changes.

Fact Checked:11/5/19

Nevada Geology Firm License

Not required



Geoscience Firm licensure is not required on the State level in Nevada.

Individual Licenses

Nevada Individual Engineering Licenses

Nevada Engineer Intern Certification

Agency:Nevada State Board of Professional Engineers & Land Surveyors
Fact Checked:7/3/18

Initial Registration

Filing Method:

Online

Agency Fee:

$50

Fact Checked:11/2/18

Renewal Not Required

Not required



Nevada Geologist License

Not required



Professional Geoscientist licensure is not required on the State level in Nevada.

The State of Nevada has no formal licensing for geologists.

Nevada Land Surveyor Intern Certification

Agency:Nevada State Board of Professional Engineers & Land Surveyors
Fact Checked:6/4/19

Initial Registration

Filing Method:

Online

Agency Fee:

$50

Fact Checked:6/3/19

Renewal Not Required

Not required



Nevada Professional Engineer License

Agency:Nevada State Board of Professional Engineers & Land Surveyors
Allow Digital Signatures?Yes
Digital Signature Guidelines:

10. A licensee with responsible charge of the work contained in a document described in subsection 8 may have an electronically prepared seal and signature applied to such a document which is electronically submitted, released or issued only if:

(a) The files containing the document are locked electronically to prevent any changes to the document;

(b) Secure encryption methods are in place to prevent the copying, transferring or removing of the seal and signature and to prevent changes to any electronic drawings after the document is submitted, released or issued;

(c) The electronic signature is applied by the licensee in responsible charge of the work; and

(d) The licensee believes adequate protections are in place to prevent fraud or misuse of the electronic signature.

NAC 625.610

Allow Digital Sealing?Yes
Digital Sealing Guidelines:

See digital signing guidelines.

Fact Checked:5/13/21

Initial Registration

Filing Method:

Online

Agency Fee:

$200 application fee + $25-$100 license fee depending on when the application is filed.

Fact Checked:5/20/21

Registration Renewal

Filing Method:

Online

Agency Fee:

$100

Due:

Biennially, based on first letter of last name: A-E, January 1 of odd-years; F-K, July 1 odd-numbered years; L-R, January 1 even-numbered years; S-Z, July 1 even-numbered years.

Fact Checked:5/20/21

Nevada Professional Land Surveyor License

Agency:Nevada State Board of Professional Engineers & Land Surveyors
Fact Checked:6/4/19

Initial Registration

Filing Method:

Online

Agency Fee:

$200 application fee + $25-$100 license fee depending on when the application is filed.

Fact Checked:6/3/19

Registration Renewal

Filing Method:

Online

Agency Fee:

$100

Due:

Biennially, based on first letter of last name: A-E, January 1 of odd-years; F-K, July 1 odd-numbered years; L-R, January 1 even-numbered years; S-Z, July 1 even-numbered years.

Fact Checked:6/3/19

Learn about engineering licensing in other states:

Design Firm - Engineering firm registration is sometimes grouped with architecture and land surveying on a single “design firm” application form.

EI (Engineering Intern) - A term also used to describe an Engineer in Training.

EIT (Engineer in Training) - A professional designation granted upon having completed at least 3 years of school at an ABET-accredited university and having passed the FE exam.

FE (Fundamentals of Engineering) - An exam testing on basic engineering principles that is required to become an engineer in training.

PE (Professional Engineer or 'Principles and Practice in Engineering') - Means either Professional Engineer or refers to the Principles and Practice in Engineering exam that is a prerequisite for an engineering license.

Reciprocity - When a licensed engineer in one state can provide documentation (often an NCEES Record) to more easily apply for a license in another jurisdiction.

Accreditation Board for Engineering and Technology (ABET)
Accrediting board that sets standards for university programs in a variety of applied science disciplines.

American Council of Engineering Companies (ACEC)
Engineering, architecture, and land surveying advocacy group.

American Society of Civil Engineers (ASCE)
Organization that provides continuing education, professional conferences, and advocacy efforts to the civil engineering community.

American Society of Mechanical Engineers (ASME)
Mechanical engineering organization that focuses on education and professional development.

Engineering Accreditation Commission (EAC)
Reviews accreditation requirements and makes final decisions regarding the accreditation process.

National Council of Examiners for Engineering & Surveying (NCEES)
Develops, administers, and scores the exams used for engineering licenses.

National Society of Professional Engineers (NSPE)
NSPE is an advocacy group for professional engineers.

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