Nevada Land Surveyor License

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Licensing requirements for Nevada land surveyor firms.

This page provides an overview of land surveying licensing in Nevada for 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.

Before applying, firms should ensure that the licensed individual to be appointed agent in charge has the necessary licenses. Firms should also gather proof of incorporation, or foreign qualification for out-of-state firms, in anticipation of application requirements.

Company Licenses

Nevada Land Surveying Company Licenses

Nevada Firm Registration (Engineering and/or Surveying)

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

Nevada Revised Statute, Chapter 625 

Ownership Requirements:

None for business corporations and LLCs.

Initial Registration

Form:

Firm Registration

Agency fee:

$50

Registration Renewal

Filing method:

Online

Agency fee:

$50

Due:

Annually within 30 days of the anniversary date or originial filing

Amendment

Agency fee:

$0

Due:

Within 30 days of the effective date of the change.

Notes:

Notify the board in writing with any changes.

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

Fundamentals of Surveying (FS) - An exam for recent graduates that tests on basic surveying principles.

Principles of Surveying (PS) - An exam that tests for competency of surveying skills.

Reciprocity - When a licensed surveyor in on 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.

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

National Society of Professional Surveyors (NSPS)
Advocacy group for professional surveyors in the United States.

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