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PE Comity

Comity Professional Engineering (PE) License​

(First NEVADA PE license, currently licensed in another US state or US territory)​

Nevada licenses professional engineers by specific engineering discipline. The following disciplines are licensed by the Nevada board:

Agricultural (AGE); Chemical (CHE); Civil (CE); Control Systems (CSE); Electrical (EE);Environmental (ENVE); Fire Protection (FPE); Geological (GEOE); Industrial (INDE); Mechanical (ME); Metallurgical and Materials (METE); Mining and Mineral Processing (MINE); Naval Architecture and Marine (NAME); Nuclear (NUE); Petroleum (PETE); and Structural (SE)

Application Process for Comity/Endorsement Licensure in Nevada

1. Transmit a completed NCEES Record to Nevada 
  • The fee to create an NCEES Record is $0.
  • The first-time fee to transmit the Record to Nevada (or any other state) is $175.
  • Subsequent transmittals are $75.
  • Transmittal fees are paid directly to NCEES.

Nevada uses the NCEES Record for its application. We recommend starting the NCEES Record process before completing the Nevada short electronic form. The Nevada board online application will require the entry of your NCEES ID#, which can only be obtained after you begin creating an NCEES Record.

2. Complete the Nevada Board short electronic application form 
  • The application fee is $125, paid to the Nevada Board.
  • The fee for active military and spouses is $0.
3. Administrative review of application
4. Pass the Nevada State Specific Take-home Examination
5. Pay pro-rated license fee

1. Transmit a completed NCEES Record to Nevada

An NCEES Record includes the information listed below.

  • Education information (Transcripts are required for all academic credit. (Foreign degrees may require a credential evaluation)
  • Exam verification (Verification of NCEES FE and NCEES PE examinations)
  • Work experience (Chronological listing and verification of engineering and other work experience)
  • Professional references (five references, four from licensed professional land surveyors who can reflect the character and diversity of your experience and are personally acquainted with your professional reputation)
  • Additional questions for the applicant 

Click here for information about an NCEES record

2. Complete the Nevada Board short electronic application Form

The Nevada Board application requires the information listed below:

  • Personal bio information
  • Veteran status
  • Nevada affidavit questions

Make sure to select PE Comity Licensure Application – $125.00
from the drop-down menu.

3. Administrative review of application

Following the completion and transmission of your NCEES Record and the completion of the short electronic form  via the Nevada board’s website, your application packet will be presented to the Board Chair and Executive Director of the Nevada State Board of Professional Engineers and Land Surveyors for consideration. This review period generally takes 5 business days, depending on the volume of application packets.

4. Pass the Nevada State Specific Take-home Examination

Following administrative review of the application, successful applicants will be notified by email of the remaining two steps of the licensing process:

  • Nevada State Specific Take-home Examination
  • Pay pro-rated license fee 

To complete the licensure process, the approved applicant must pass a short open-book take-home examination on chapter 625 of Nevada Revised Statutes and Nevada Administrative Code relating to the regulations and code of conduct of the Board. The passing grade for this exam is a minimum of 80%.

5. Pay pro-rated license fee

After passing the take-home exam, the applicant pays a prorated license fee to align with the appropriate biennial renewal period. 

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. 

After completing the above steps, your Nevada license number will be issued. You will be emailed a copy of your Nevada pocket card with your license details as confirmation.