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Business Impact Survey Results
Proposed amendment to NAC 625.630.Proposed amendment to NAC 625.260.Proposed amendment to NAC 625.545.Proposed amendment to NAC 625.610.







Proposed amendment to NAC 625.630.


NAC 625.630 Advertising for or offering to perform engineering in discipline in which licensee or firm is not licensed. 

1.  A licensee or firm shall not advertise for or offer to perform:

     (a) Land surveying, if the licensee or a member of the firm has not been licensed to perform such work by the Board unless the licensee or firm has a full-time partner, associate, officer or employee licensed to practice land surveying; or

     (b) Engineering in a discipline of professional engineering in which the licensee or a member of the firm has not been licensed by the Board, unless the licensee or firm has a full-time partner, associate, officer or employee licensed to practice in that discipline of engineering.

2.  Licensees and firms shall not:

     (a) Advertise for land surveying in violation of subsection 1 and thereafter seek to employ persons qualified to do the work only after the work has been obtained.

     (b) Advertise for work in a discipline of engineering in which they are not licensed in violation of subsection 1 and thereafter seek to employ persons qualified to do the work only after the work has been obtained. Professional engineers and firms may solicit work only in those disciplines of engineering in which they are licensed.

3.  As used in this section, “full-time employee” means a person who:

     (a) Devotes his or her working time in the actual employ of the licensee or firm and not merely as a consultant; and

     (b) Is generally present, during normal business hours, in the local office of the employer for which he or she is employed.


Proposed amendment to NAC 625.260.


NAC625.260  Licensure as structural engineer required for certain activities; exceptions. 

1.  Only professional engineers licensed as structural engineers pursuant to this chapter may structurally design:

     (a)A structure requiring special expertise, including, but not limited to, a radio tower and a sign over 100 feet in height, using the bottom of the lowest footing or the top of the pile cap as the point of reference. Dynamic machinery and related equipment within the scope of mechanical engineering are not included.

     (b)A building more than three stories in height.

     (c)A building more than 45 feet in height, measured from the lowest to the highest points of reference. The low reference point is the bottom of the lowest footing or top of the pile cap, and the upper reference point is the top of the highest structural element or top of the highest point of the roof or parapet. Minor single-pole antennae or lightning rods projecting above the roof or parapet need not be considered. using the bottom of the lowest footing or top of the pile cap as the point of reference.

     (d) A building or other structure designated as an essential facility and assigned a Risk Category IV in accordance with the International Building Code.

2.  Any professional engineer may design a component part of a building that is more than 45 feet in height if the professional engineer is otherwise qualified to do so pursuant to the particular discipline in which the professional engineer is licensed. If the professional engineer is not licensed as a structural engineer, the design must be reviewed by an engineer of record who is licensed as a structural engineer.

3.  A professional engineer licensed as a civil engineer pursuant to this chapter may structurally design a structure, including, without limitation, a bridge, unless the structure is described in subsection 1.

4.  As used in this section, “pile cap” means a thick concrete mat which is used as part of the foundation of a building or structure and which rests on piles.


Proposed amendment to NAC 625.545.


NAC625.545 Written contract required for each client.

Before performing any work, a licensee shall enter into a written contract with each client for whom the licensee will perform work. The written contract must include, without limitation, provisions specifying:

1.  The scope of the work;

2.  The cost for completion of the work; and    

3.  The anticipated date for completion of the work; and

4.    A disclosure as to whether the licensee has current professional liability insurance, and the available limits of coverage.


Proposed amendment to NAC 625.610.


NAC625.610

Stamps, seals and signatures on documents; revision of original plans. (NRS 625.140, 625.565)

 1.  Upon being issued a license, each licensee may obtain a stamp and seal at the licensee’s expense that conforms to the design illustrated in section 2.

2.  A person who is licensed in more than one discipline of engineering shall use a separate stamp for each discipline, except that a person who is licensed in the disciplines of civil engineering and structural engineering may use a single stamp for both disciplines.

The stamp or seal approximately shall be 1.7” in diameter 

3.  The impression made by a stamp or seal:

     (a)Must be opaque and permanent;

     (b)Must state the name of the licensee;

     (c)Must contain the license number of the licensee;

     (d)Must state the particular discipline in which the licensee is licensed; and

     (e)May state the expiration date of the license of the licensee.

4.  Each licensee shall validate a stamp or seal by adding his or her signature legibly across the face of the impression made by the stamp or seal. The licensee must also include the date of stamping or sealing. If the stamp or seal does not include the license expiration date, the licensee must also include the expiration date of his or her license. The name of the licensee, the particular discipline in which the licensee is licensed, and the license number of the licensee must be legible. Except as otherwise provided in NRS 427A.755, the licensee may not use a stamp to produce his or her signature.

5.  When a licensee signs, stamps or seals a document containing the work of others, the licensee represents that the licensee has prepared or has been in responsible charge of the production of the entire document unless the licensee includes a written statement adjacent to his or her signature, stamp or seal identifying the portion of the document that the licensee prepared or for which the licensee had responsible charge of the work.

6.  For the purposes of NRS 625.565, a professional engineer has “responsible charge of the work” and may sign, stamp or seal plans, specifications, plats or reports which were not prepared by the professional engineer:

     (a)If the professional engineer personally supervises the work on the plans, specifications, plats or reports to the degree that he or she is satisfied that the work is completed in a proper and professional manner; or

     (b)Where the plans, specifications, plats or reports are not prepared under his or her personal supervision, if the professional engineer or persons under his or her personal supervision review the plans, specifications, plats or reports and make tests, calculations or changes in the work as necessary for the professional engineer to determine that the work has been completed in a proper and professional manner.

7.  A licensee who signs, stamps or seals a document which was not prepared by him or her but for which the licensee had responsible charge of the work is subject to disciplinary proceedings pursuant to chapter 625 of NRS for any errors in that document as if it was prepared by the licensee. This subsection does not exempt any other licensee who prepared the document from disciplinary action for his or her errors in that document.

8.  Pursuant to NRS 625.565, all surveying maps and records, and all engineering plans, specifications, reports or other documents that are submitted to obtain permits, are released for construction or are issued as formal or final documents to clients, public authorities or third parties must bear:

     (a)The signature of the licensee;

     (b)The stamp or seal of the licensee;

     (c)The date of signing; and

     (d)The expiration date of the license of the licensee.

9.  If the license of a licensee expires after the licensee submits, releases or issues a document described in subsection 8, the licensee is not required to sign, stamp or seal the document again to include an updated expiration date of the license unless changes are made to the document after the document is submitted, released or issued.

10.  A licensee with responsible charge of the work contained in a document described in subsection 8 may have an electronically prepared seal and digital 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 licensee believes adequate protections are in place to prevent fraud or misuse of the digital signature.

11.  If an agency reviewing an interim document, other than a document listed in subsection 12, requires a licensee to stamp the interim document, the document must be clearly marked in substantially the following manner to show the intended purpose of the document:

     (a)“For review only”;

     (b)“Not for construction”; or

     (c)“Preliminary.”

12.  A licensee is not required to stamp the following documents:

     (a)An engineering as-built plan or record plan;

     (b)A report which includes observations concerning the progress of the construction of a project;

     (c)An estimate of the costs of a project; or

     (d)A shop drawing that is not required by the specifications of a project.

13.  A licensee may revise original plans prepared by another licensee only if:

     (a)The licensee proposing to revise the plans:

          (1)Obtains the consent of the licensee who prepared the original plans; or

          (2)Made every reasonable effort to notify and obtain the consent of the licensee who prepared the original plans and the licensee proposing to revise the plan is part of the same firm that prepared the original plans;

     (b)The proposed revisions are within the scope of practice of the licensee proposing to revise the plans;

     (c)The licensee proposing to revise the plans assumes full responsibility for those revisions and the effects of those revisions upon the remainder of the project; and

     (d)The revisions to the original plans comply with applicable state and local laws.