Professional Land Surveyor Reciprocity

Professional Land Surveyor Reciprocity Application

NOTE:  Nevada does not issue temporary licenses; you may not practice land surveying in Nevada until your license is issued.

If you are an NCEES record holder, click here for items we do and don’t accept from your NCEES record.

For PLS qualification requirements, see NRS 625.270 & 280 and NAC 625.210.4.

Please click on the following items for forms and instructions.

  1. Documented Proof of Right to Work is the USA
  2. Application
  3. References
  4. Professional Land Surveyor Experience Summary Form
  5. Child Support Declaration Form
  6. Waiver of Notice Form
  7. Verification of License/Exam Form
  8. Transcript Order Form

Click here for a printable checklist

All items listed in the checklist must be received by the Board at least 30 days before the scheduled Board meeting for your application to be reviewed at our next Board meeting and considered for the next exam.  Incomplete applications will be delayed and not submitted for Board approval.

Upcoming deadlines:

February 9th for review at our March 10th Board meeting

April 4th for review at our May 5th Board meeting

June 6th for review at our July 7th Board meeting

August 7th for review at our September 8th Board meeting

Click here for  Board Meeting Information and Schedule

YOU ARE RESPONSIBLE TO CONTACT THE BOARD REGARDING THE STATUS OF YOUR APPLICATION.  If you have any questions, you may call our office at 775-688-1231 or email us at

If your application is reviewed at the Board meeting, you will receive EMAIL notification of the Board’s action on your application the week after the Board meeting.  If you are approved by the Board, we will schedule you to sit for the 2-hour Nevada PLS exam.  An additional $100 exam fee will be due to sit for this exam.  After passing the exam, you will be required to submit a pro-rated license fee before your Nevada license will be issued which will be determined at the time of passing the exam.

Read the following Nevada Laws:  NRS 625 & NAC 625

It is very important to read and understand Nevada’s statutes and regulations. Chapter 625 contains necessary requirements to being approved and licensed by the Board.

Click here for Nevada 2 hour PLS Exam Information

REINSTATEMENT OF LICENSE:  If you are applying for reinstatement of your license, you must complete all items listed in the PLS Reciprocity checklist and submit the “PLS Reinstatement Letter” form with a completed reciprocity application.  If your license expired after June 1999, 30 Professional Development Hours (PDH) will be required.  The PDH submitted for reinstatement must have been obtained within the previous two (2) years.  Please use the PDH Activity Report Log to submit your Professional Development Hours.  You will not be required to retake the Nevada 2 hour PLS exam.

Mail all documents to:

Nevada State Board of Professional Engineers and Land Surveyors
1755 East Plumb Lane, Suite 135
Reno, NV   89502