The Office of Educator Licensure

Processing Timelines

We are currently processing applications received week of

August 17, 2015      

Only applications having a cleared background by the
Nevada Department of Public Safety and FBI
will be processed.

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Licensure Overview

The Office of Educator Licensure serves all seventeen Nevada counties throughout the state, with locations in both Carson City and Las Vegas. Our mission is to provide top-quality customer service and to effectively & efficiently evaluate educator license applications in an expeditious manner, while ensuring that only those fully-qualified are licensed.

Finding Your Way Around

We have recently updated our website, and quite a few things have changed.  The following synopsis will give you an idea what information is available on each page.

  • General Licensure Information -This page contains general information and requirements pertaining to all applicants for any license or endorsement.  
  • Specific Areas of Licensure - This page lists the different areas of licensure and endorsement that are available, and has links to specific qualifications for each license or endorsement.
  • The Background Process - This page contains information about how to submit fingerprints and typical time frames for background checks.
  • Applications/Forms – All forms utilized by the Office of Educator Licensure are available in printable PDF format on this page.
  • Critical Updates – This page contains brief synopses of recent law and regulation changes that may affect the licensure process. 
  • Educator License Lookup – Use this page to check the status of a Nevada educator license.  
  • Frequently Asked Questions – Find answers to some of the most common questions regarding the licensure process.  
  • Reciprocity (Moving to Nevada) – The Office of Educator licensure encourages educators who are currently licensed in another state to apply for a reciprocal license in Nevada.  Visit this page to find out if your current state’s license may qualify for reciprocity.  
  • Renew/Change a Current License – This page contains guidelines for renewing a Nevada educator license, as well as information on how to make changes to your existing license.  
  • Testing Requirements – Visit this page for an overview of Nevada’s requirements for competency testing and state-mandated testing.
  • Alternative Routes to Licensure (ARL) - This page contains information on Alternative Routes to Licensure programs and a list of approved ARL providers.