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License Reinstatement

Reinstatement of a Nevada Professional License

If your Nevada PE or PLS license has been lapsed for 6 (six) months or longer, and you are currently licensed in another state, you can submit to reinstate your Nevada professional license.


Complete an online application via the Nevada board’s website. The application requires applicants to provide a list of 30 (thirty) professional development hours (PDHs) completed within the preceding 24 (twenty-four) months. The reinstatement application fee is $200.00.

REINSTATEMENT application consideration process

Following the completion the electronic application form via the Nevada board’s website, your application packet will be presented to the Executive Director of the Nevada State Board of Professional Engineers and Land Surveyors, and Board Chair if necessary, for consideration. This review period generally takes 7-10 business days, depending on the volume of applications.

Following review of the REINSTATEMENT application, successful applicants will be notified of reinstatement of professional licensure. The applicant is then required to pay a prorated license fee to align with the appropriate biennial renewal period to complete the reinstatement process.

The biennial renewal schedule for Nevada is determined by the first letter of the licensee’s surname:

  • A through E – renew by January 1 of each odd-numbered year.
  • F through K – renew by July 1 of each odd-numbered year.
  • L through R – renew by January 1 of each even-numbered year.
  • S through Z – renew by July 1 of each even-numbered year.

Moving License from INACTIVE to ACTIVE

When renewing, licensees have the option to renew as ACTIVE or INACTIVE. Each requires the same $100 fee, but renewing as INACTIVE simply gives licensees the ability to renew without reporting PDHs.

Please be advised, however, that licensees who renew as INACTIVE cannot offer (bid on proposals) or practice (provide services) within Nevada until they move their license to ACTIVE status. In order to make a license ACTIVE, providing a list of 30 PDHs earned within the preceding 24 (twenty-four) months is required first.


Why Renew as INACTIVE?

The Nevada Board requires licensees to acquire and report a minimum of 30 PDHs when renewing their license as ACTIVE. The Board allows licensees to renew as INACTIVE if they have not accumulated the requisite PDHs. This is the most common reason for renewing as INACTIVE.


To change a license from INACTIVE to ACTIVE status during a 2-year renewal period,  follow these steps:

  1. Complete the PDH Activity Report.

  2. Email the completed report to the Board.

  3. Board staff will review the entries and determine if the activities meet the requirements and qualify for credit.

  4. Upon approval, Board staff will notify the licensee of the status change.