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Reciprocity (Moving to Nevada)

The Office of Educator Licensure encourages currently licensed educators from other states to apply for reciprocal licensure in Nevada.  Not all other states’ licenses are eligible for reciprocity.  Before proceeding with the application process, please review the state licensure matrix below (as approved by the Nevada Commission on Professional Standards in Education) to verify if your current educator license will be accepted for review and possible reciprocity by Nevada. Pursuant to NRS 391.230 and NRS 391.302, you may not be employed by a Nevada school district unless you hold a valid Nevada educator license.

If your state and current educator license type does not appear on the matrix as one Nevada accepts:

Your application for licensure will have to be evaluated based on your college/university coursework and competency testing scores.  Visit our Specific Areas of Licensure page to see the current academic and testing requirements for licensure in your desired area of specialization.  Our General Licensure Information page contains other pertinent information on general requirements and the licensing process.

If your state and current educator license type does appear on the matrix as one Nevada accepts: 

You may be eligible for a reciprocal Nevada educator license.  Review the available license and endorsement areas on our Specific Areas of Licensure page to see which most closely corresponds to your current area of licensure.  Submit a copy of your valid, unexpired educator license from your current state to the Office of Educator Licensure, along with a copy of your competency testing scores, a completed application for licensure, all other supporting documents as specified on the General Licensure Information page, and your licensure fee.  A licensure analyst will evaluate your application and determine your eligibility for licensure in Nevada.


                       Reciprocity Matrix (Effective September 1, 2015)
                        STATE               LICENSE TYPE
Alabama Professional A, B, AA
Alaska  Professional, Master, Type B, C, M, Limited (B&I/CTE), Retired

Provisional, Standard, Provisional and Standard Specialized Secondary Certificate,

Administrative, Professional Non-Teaching  
Arkansas   Provisional, Standard, Ancillary, Lifetime, CT&E Permit  
California Preliminary Multiple Subject, Clear Multiple Subject, Preliminary Single Subject, Clear Single Subject, Designated Subjects:
CT&E Credential, Admin Svcs, Pupil Personnel Svcs, School Nurse, Ed Specialist
Colorado   Initial, Professional, Master, Initial CT&E, Professional CT&E  
Connecticut   Professional, Vocational-Technical, Applied Curriculum Technology, Adult Education  
Delaware   Initial, Continuing, Advanced  
District of Columbia Regular II
Florida   Professional
Standard Professional (DR) & Performance-Based Professional (PR), Induction Permit, Life
Hawaii Provisional, Standard, Advanced, CT& E Limited Standard
Idaho Educator, Occupational Specialist (Limited, Standard, or Advanced)
Illinois Professional
Indiana Initial, Proficient, Accomplished Practitioner, Workplace Specialist
Iowa Standard, Master Educator, Provisional and Full CT&E
Kansas Initial, Professional, Accomplished Teaching
Kentucky Professional
Louisiana Level 2 & 3, Type A & B, CT&E, Life
Maine Professional, Master
Maryland Professional Eligible, Standard Professional 1 & 2, and Advanced Professional
Massachusetts Preliminary, Initial, Professional
Michigan Provisional, Professional, Professional and Advanced Occupation, 18 and 30 hour Continuing, Life
Minnesota Professional, Life
Mississippi A, AA, AAA, AAAA
Missouri Initial Professional, 99 CCPC, Student Services, Life
Montana Class 1,2,3,4,6
Nebraska Initial, Life, Standard, Professional, CTE
New Hampshire Experienced Educator, Beginning, Master
New Jersey CEAS, Standard, Non-Citizen  (Must have an offer of employment in Nevada if Non-Citizen)
New Mexico Level 1, 2, 3
New York Initial, Provisional, Professional, Permanent
North Carolina Standard Professional 1and 2
North Dakota Initial, Regular, Life
Ohio Professional, Professional Pupil Services, Senior and Lead Professional
Oklahoma Provisional, Standard
Oregon Initial I & II, Continuing (Professional, Standard, Life)
Pennsylvania Level I & II, Advanced Educator, Vocational 1 & 2
Rhode Island Professional, Advanced Educator
South Carolina Initial, Professional, Limited Professional
South Dakota Initial
Tennessee Apprentice, Professional
Texas Standard, Provisional Life, Professional Life
Utah Level 1,2,3
Vermont Level 1,2
Virginia Collegiate Professional, Postgraduate Professional, Technical Professional, Pupil Personnel
Washington Professional
West Virginia Initial Professional, Professional, Permanent Professional, CTE
Wisconsin Professional, Master Educator, Life
Wyoming Initial
U.S. Dept. of Defense Professional
U.S. Territories
American Samoa, Federated Islands of Micronesia (Chuuk, Kosrae, Pohnpel, Yap), Guam, Northern Marina Islands, Puerto Rico,
U.S. Virgin Islands (St. Croix, St. Thomas, St. John, Water Island)
All U.S. Territory educator licenses will be evaluated on an individual basis and acceptance of the license for reciprocity is not guaranteed