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Professional Engineering and Land Surveying Licensure = Competency

Professional licensure protects the public by enforcing standards that restrict practice to qualified individuals who have met specific qualifications in education, work experience, and exams.

Why Should You Use a Licensed Professional?

Licensed professionals offer and perform engineering or land surveying services for the public.  Licensed professionals are regulated and have an obligation to adhere to ethical standards and protect health, safety, welfare of the public.  The term “engineer” is protected and used by licensed professional engineers.  Nevada law requires companies using the term engineer in their corporate name to get approval from this board.  To get board approval, complete a Corporate Name Request form and submit by mail or email.  

Steps to Becoming a PE

Licensure, is a three-step process for licensed professional engineers:

  1. Education
    Licensed professional engineers generally have an EAC/ABET-accredited bachelor’s degree.
  2. Exams
    Licensed professional engineers typically must pass the Fundamentals of Engineering (FE) exam and the Principals and Practice of Engineering (PE) exam.
  3. Experience
    Minimum of four years of acceptable, progressive, and verifiable work experience under the supervision of a licensed engineer.

Steps to Becoming a PLS

Licensure, is a generally a three-step process for licensed professional land surveyors:

  1. Education
    Licensed professional land surveyors generally have a degree from an accredited four-year surveying program.
  2. Exams
    Licensed professional land surveyors typically must pass the Fundamentals of Surveying (FS) exam, the Principals and Practice of Surveying (PS) exam, and a state-specific exam.
  3. Experience
    Minimum four years of acceptable, progressive, and verifiable work experience under the supervision of a licensed land surveyor.

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The Nevada Board of Engineers and Land Surveyors provides the information and process through which licensing as a Professional Engineer, Professional Land Surveyor, and certification of Engineer Intern and Land Surveyor Intern is possible.

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