RECIPROCITY (MOVING TO NEVADA)


The Nevada Department of Education, Office of Educator Licensure may issue an equivalent teaching, administrative, or professional non-teaching license to an applicant who holds a valid, comparable license in another state and is in good standing in that other state pursuant to NRS 391.021. Applicants may also qualify to add additional approved areas or endorsements to existing teaching licenses if they hold a valid, comparably approved area or endorsement in another state. Licenses issued reciprocally are exempt from Nevada educator exam requirements.

  • Some conditional, provisional, residency, temporary, or other license types may not be accepted. If you are submitting a conditional, provisional, residency, or temporary license, you may also have to provide additional documentation regarding the status of that license.
  • An inactive/expired license from another state will not be accepted.
  • The out-of-state license received must be valid for employment in public schools.
  • If your out-of-state license is deemed as not equivalent to a Nevada standard educator’s license, the Licensing Analyst will continue the evaluation of your application by the traditional/comprehensive/standard route by means of a course-by-course evaluation of the original transcripts you have provided to the NDE.
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.