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Licensure by Endorsement

Under certain circumstances the Nevada State Contractors Board will waive the trade examination requirement and the experience certification requirement for applicants that qualify for licensure by endorsement. These waivers are granted for applicants who are licensed in states determined by Nevada to have substantially equivalent requirements.

In order to apply for licensure by endorsement, you will need to have been actively licensed in the endorsing state for the past four (4) years and not have had any disciplinary actions, suspension or sanctions against your license.

If your endorsing state does not offer an equivalent trade examination, you will be required to pass the state specific examination in Nevada.

Please review the state license equivalency chart to determine if you are eligible to be relieved of the trade examination and experience certification requirement based on endorsement by another state.

Your qualified individual will be required to pass the Nevada Business and Law examination.

How to Apply for Licensure by Endorsement

  • Review the State License Equivalency Chart to determine if you are eligible to receive waiver of the trade examination and experience certification portion of the application. 
  • Contact your endorsing state and have them complete the Request for Verification of License form.
  • Include the completed form with your application at the time of submittal.
  • Include the required information about your license on the application form in the section titled  Licensure by Endorsement.

NASCLA Accredited Examination

  • If you have passed the NASCLA Commercial General Building Contractor Examination, Nevada will waive the trade examination if you are applying for a general building classification. You may verify your passing score by accessing NASCLA’s National Examination Database (NED) to purchase and electronically send your transcript to the Board.

Note: Licensure by endorsement applies only to the trade examination requirement and/or the experience qualification requirement.  All other required documentation must be provided with your application. 

STATE LICENSE EQUIVALENCY CHART

ALABAMA EQUIVALENCY CHART

NEVADA

ALABAMA
EXPERIENCE QUALIFICATION EQUIVALENT
(Must provide proof you were actively licensed during past 4 years)

ALABAMA
TRADE EXAM EQUIVALENT
(Must provide proof you were actively licensed during past 4 years and successfully completed the identified trade exam)

B   General Building

(BC) Building Contractor

(BC) Building Contractor Exam

B-2 Residential and Small Commercial

(BCU4) Building Construction under Four Stories

(BCU4) Building Construction under Four Stories Exam

ARIZONA EQUIVALENCY CHART

NEVADA

ARIZONA
EXPERIENCE QUALIFICATION EQUIVALENT
(Must provide proof you were actively licensed during past 4 years)

ARIZONA
TRADE EXAM EQUIVALENT
(Must provide proof you were actively licensed during past 4 years and successfully completed the identified trade exam)

A   General Engineering

KA   General Engineering

KA General Engineering (Commercial) Exam

B   General Building

KB-1  General Building

KB-1 General Commercial Contractor Exam

B-2  Residential and Small Commercial

KB-2  General Small Commercial Contractor

KB-2 General Residential Contractor/General Small Commercial Contractor Exam

C-1 Plumbing and Heating

CR-77 Plumbing Including Solar

CR-77 Plumbing Including Solar Exam

C-2 Electrical

CR-11 Electrical

CR-11 Electrical Exam

C-3   Carpentry Maintenance and Minor Repairs

CR-7  Carpentry

CR-7 Carpentry Exam

CR-61 Carpentry Remodeling and Repairs

C-5 Concrete

CR-9 Concrete

Nevada Trade Exam Required

C-7 Elevation and Conveyance

CR-12 Elevators

CR-12 Elevators Exam

C-14 Steel Reinforcing and Erection

CR-17 Steel and Aluminum Erection

Nevada Trade Exam Required

C-16 Finishing Floors

CR-8 Floor Covering

 

C18 Masonry

CR-31 Masonry

CR-31 Masonry Exam

C-20 Tiling

CR-48 Ceramic, Plastic and Metal Tile

CR-48 Ceramic, Plastic and Metal Tile Exam

C21 Refrigeration and Air Conditioning

CR-79 Air Conditioning and Refrigeration Including Solar

CR-79 Air Conditioning and Refrigeration Exam

C23 Well Drilling and Installing Pumps

CR-53 Water Well Drilling

Nevada Trade Exam Required

C41 Fire Protection

CR-16 Fire Protection Systems

CR-16 Fire Protection Systems (Commercial) Exam

CALIFORNIA EQUIVALENCY CHART

NEVADA

CALIFORNIA
EXPERIENCE QUALIFICATION EQUIVALENT
(Must provide proof you were actively licensed during past 4 years)

CALIFORNIA
TRADE EXAM EQUIVALENT
(Must provide proof you were actively licensed during past 4 years and successfully completed the identified trade exam)

A   General Engineering

A General Engineering Contractor

A General Engineering Exam

B   General Building

B General Building Contractor

B General Building Exam

B-2  Residential and Small Commercial

B General Building Contractor

B General Building Exam

C-1 Plumbing and Heating

C-36 Plumbing Contractor AND C-4 Boiler, Hot Water Heating and Steam Fitting Contractor

C-36 Plumbing AND California C-4 Boiler, Hot Water Hearing and Steam Fitting Exams

C-2 Electrical

C-10 Electrical Contractor

C-10 Electrical Exam

C-3 Carpentry

C-5 Framing and Rough Carpentry Contractor AND C-6 Cabinet, Millwork and Finish Carpentry Contractor

C-5 Framing and Rough Carpentry Exam AND C-6 Cabinet, Millwork and Finish Carpentry Exam

C-4a Painting

C-33 Painting and Decorating Contractor

C-33 Painting and Decorating Exam

C-5 Concrete

C-8 Concrete Contractor

C-8 Concrete Exam

C-6Erecting Signs

C-45 Sign Contractor

C-45 Sign Exam

C-7 Elevation and Conveyance

C-11 Elevator Contractor

C-11 Elevator Exam

C-8 Glass and Glazing Contracting

C-17 Glazing Contractor

 

C-10 Landscape Contracting

C-27 Landscaping Contractor

C-27 Landscaping Exam

C-14 Steel Reinforcing and Erection

C-50 Reinforcing Steel Contractor AND C-51Structural Steel Contractor

C-50 Reinforcing Steel Exam AND C-51 Structural Steel Exam

C-16 Finishing Floors

C-15 Flooring and Floor Covering Contractors

 

C-17 Lathing and Plastering

C-35 Lathing and Plastering Contractor

C-35 Lathing and Plastering Exam

C-18 Masonry

C-29 Masonry Contractor

C-29 Masonry Exam

C-20 Tiling

C-54 Ceramic and Mosaic Tile Contractor

C-54 Ceramic and Mosaic Exam

C-21 Refrigeration and Air Conditioning

C-20 Warm-Air Heating, Ventilating and Air-Conditioning Contractor AND C-38 Refrigeration Contractor

C-20 Warm-Air Heating, Ventilating and Air-Conditioning Exam AND C-38 Refrigeration Exam

C-23 Drilling Wells and Installing Pumps, Pressure Tanks and Storage Tanks

C-57 Well Drilling Contractor

C-57 Well Drilling Exam

C-25 Fencing and Equipping Playgrounds

C-13 Fencing Contractor

 

C-41 Fire Protection Contracting

C-16 Fire Protection Contractor

C-16 Fire Protection Exam

CONNECTICUT EQUIVALENCY CHART

NEVADA

CONNECTICUT
EXPERIENCE QUALIFICATION EQUIVALENT
(Must provide proof you were actively licensed during past 4 years)

CONNECTICUT
TRADE EXAM EQUIVALENT
(Must provide proof you were actively licensed during past 4 years and successfully completed the identified trade exam)

C-2 Electrical

E 1 Unlimited Electrical Contractor

CT E1 Unlimited Electrical Contractor Exam

C-7 Elevation and Conveyance

R 1 Unlimited Elevator

CT R1 Unlimited Elevator

C-21 Refrigeration and Air-Conditioning

S 1 Unlimited Heating, Piping and Cooling Contractor

CT S1 Unlimited Heating, Piping and Cooling Contractor

C-41 Fire Protection Contracting

F 1 Unlimited Fire Protection Contractor

CT F1 Unlimited Fire Protection Contractor

FLORIDA EQUIVALENCY CHART

NEVADA

FLORIDA
EXPERIENCE QUALIFICATION EQUIVALENT
(Must provide proof you were actively licensed during past 4 years)

FLORIDA
TRADE EXAM EQUIVALENT
(Must provide proof you were actively licensed during past 4 years and successfully completed the identified trade exam)

 

Florida Construction Industries Licensing Board

Florida Construction Industries Licensing Board

B   General Building

CG – General Contractor

Nevada Trade Exam Required

B-2 Residential and Small Commercial

B - General Building

Nevada Trade Exam Required

C-1 Plumbing and Heating Contracting

CF – Plumbing Contractor

Nevada Trade Exam Required

C-21 Refrigeration and Air-Conditioning

CM – Mechanical Contractor

Nevada Trade Exam Required

 

Florida Electrical Contractors Licensing Board

Florida Electrical Contractors Licensing Board

C-2 Electrical Contracting

EC - Electrical Contractor

Nevada Trade Exam Required

HAWAII EQUIVALENCY CHART

NEVADA

HAWAII
EXPERIENCE QUALIFICATION EQUIVALENT
(Must provide proof you were actively licensed during past 4 years)

HAWAII
TRADE EXAM EQUIVALENT
(Must provide proof you were actively licensed during past 4 years and successfully completed the identified trade exam)

A   General Engineering

A General Engineering Contractor

Nevada Trade Exam Required

B   General Building

B General Building Contractor

Nevada Trade Exam Required

B-2  Residential and Small Commercial

B General Building Contractor

Nevada Trade Exam Required

C-3 Carpentry

C-5 Cabinet, Millwork, and Carpentry Remodeling and Repairs Contractor

Nevada Trade Exam Required

C-4 Painting and Decorating

C-33 Painting and Decorating Contractor

Nevada Trade Exam Required

C-5 Concrete

C-31a Cement Concrete Contractor

Nevada Trade Exam Required

C-6Erecting Signs

C-14 Sign Contractor

Nevada Trade Exam Required

C-7 Elevation and Conveyance

C-16 Elevator Contractor

Nevada Trade Exam Required

C-8 Glass and Glazing Contracting

C-22 Glazing and Tinting Contractor

 

C-10 Landscape Contracting

C-27 Landscaping Contractor

Nevada Trade Exam Required

C-16 Finishing Floors

C-21 Flooring Contractor

Nevada Trade Exam Required

C-17 Lathing and Plastering

C-36 Plastering Contractor

Nevada Trade Exam Required

C-18 Masonry

C-31 Masonry Contractor

Nevada Trade Exam Required

C-20 Tiling

C-51 Tile Contractor

Nevada Trade Exam Required

C-23 Drilling Wells and Installing Pumps, Pressure Tanks and Storage Tanks

C-57 Well Contractor

Nevada Trade Exam Required

LOUISIANA EQUIVALENCY CHART

NEVADA

LOUISIANA
EXPERIENCE QUALIFICATION EQUIVALENT
(Must provide proof you were actively licensed during past 4 years)

LOUISIANA
TRADE EXAM EQUIVALENT
(Must provide proof you were actively licensed during past 4 years and successfully completed the identified trade exam)

B   General Building

1  Building Construction

1 Building Construction Exam

C-2 Electrical

9  Electrical Work (Statewide)

9 Electrical Work (Statewide) Exam

C10 - Landscaping

7-32  Landscaping, Grading, and Beautification

Nevada Trade Exam Required

C-14 Steel Reinforcing and Erection

7-36  Ornamental Iron and Structural Steel Erection, Steel Buildings

7-36 Ornamental Iron and Structural Steel Erection, Steel Buildings Exam

C-15 Roofing and Siding

7-52 Roofing and Sheet Metal, Siding

7-52 Roofing and Sheet Metal, Siding Exam

C-17 Lathing and Plastering

7-31 Lathing, Plastering, and Stuccoing

7-31 Lathing, Plastering, and Stuccoing Exam

C-18 Masonry

7-33 Masonry, Brick, Stone

7-33 Masonry, Brick, Stone Exam

C-20 Tiling

7-61 Tile, Terrazzo, and Marble

7-61 Tile, Terrazzo, and Marble Exam

C-21 Refrigeration and Air-Conditioning

10 – Mechanical Work (Statewide)

10 – Mechanical Work (Statewide) Exam

NEW MEXICO EQUIVALENCY CHART

NEVADA

NEW MEXICO
EXPERIENCE QUALIFICATION EQUIVALENT
(Must provide proof you were actively licensed during past 4 years)

NEW MEXICO
TRADE EXAM EQUIVALENT
(Must provide proof you were actively licensed during past 4 years and successfully completed the identified trade exam)

A  General Engineering

GF-98 Construction, Alter or Repair Fixed Works

GF-98 Combined Exam

B   General Building

GB-98 General Building

GB-98 Building Exam

C-5 Concrete Contracting

GS-4 Concrete, Cement, Walkways and Driveways

GS-4 Concrete, Cement, Walkways and Driveways Exam

C-17 Lathing and Plastering

GS-20 Plastering, Stucco and Lathing

GS-20 Plastering, Stucco and Lathing Exam

C-18 Masonry

GS-16 Masonry

GS-16 Masonry Exam

NORTH CAROLINA EQUIVALENCY CHART

NEVADA

NORTH CAROLINA
EXPERIENCE QUALIFICATION EQUIVALENT
(Must provide proof you were actively licensed during past 4 years)

NORTH CAROLINA
TRADE EXAM EQUIVALENT
(Must provide proof you were actively licensed during past 4 years and successfully completed the identified trade exam)

 

Licensing Board for General Contractors

Licensing Board for General Contractors

B   General Building

Building Contractor

NC Building Contractor Exam

C-14 Steel Reinforcing and Erection

Metal Erection

NC Metal Erection – S Exam

C-18 Masonry

Masonry Construction

NC Masonry Construction -S Exam

 

State Board of Examiners of Electrical Contractors

State Board of Examiners of Electrical Contractors

C-2 Electrical Contracting

Electrical Contracting Unlimited (U)

NC Unlimited Electrical (U) Exam

SOUTH CAROLINA EQUIVALENCY CHART

NEVADA

SOUTH CAROLINA
EXPERIENCE QUALIFICATION EQUIVALENT
(Must provide proof you were actively licensed during past 4 years)

SOUTH CAROLINA
TRADE EXAM EQUIVALENT
(Must provide proof you were actively licensed during past 4 years and successfully completed the identified trade exam)

B   General Building

BD Building

UB Unlimited Building Exam

C-8 Glass and Glazing

GG Glass & Glazing

GG Glass & Glazing Exam

C-18 Masonry

MS Masonry

MS Masonry Exam

TENNESSEE EQUIVALENCY CHART

NEVADA

TENNESSEE
EXPERIENCE QUALIFICATION EQUIVALENT
(Must provide proof you were actively licensed during past 4 years)

TENNESSEE
TRADE EXAM EQUIVALENT
(Must provide proof you were actively licensed during past 4 years and successfully completed the identified trade exam)

B   General Building

BC-B Commercial Building Contractor

BC-B Commercial Contractor Exam

C-1 Plumbing and Heating

CMC Full Mechanical Contractor

CMC Full Mechanical Contractor Exam

C-2 Electrical

CE Electrical Contracting

CE Electrical Contractor Exam

C-21 Refrigeration and Air-Conditioning

CMC Full Mechanical Contractor

CMC Full Mechanical Contractor Exam

UTAH EQUIVALENCY CHART

NEVADA

UTAH
EXPERIENCE QUALIFICATION EQUIVALENT
(Must provide proof you were actively licensed during past 4 years)

UTAH
TRADE EXAM EQUIVALENT
(Must provide proof you were actively licensed during past 4 years and successfully completed the identified trade exam)

A   General Engineering

E100 General Engineering Contractor

Utah E100 General Engineering Trade Exam

UTAH EQUIVALENCY CHART (cont.)

B   General Building

B100 General Building Contractor

Utah B100 General Building Trade Exam

B-2  Residential and Small Commercial

R100 Residential/Small Commercial Contractor

Utah R100 Residential/ Small Commercial Trade Exam

C-1 Plumbing and Heating

P200 General Plumbing Contractor

Utah P200 General Plumbing Trade Examination

C-2 Electrical

E200 General Electrical Contractor

Utah E200 General Electrical Trade Examination

C-4a Painting

C300 General Painting Contactor

Nevada Trade Exam Required

C-6Erecting Signs

S440 Sign Installation Contractor

Nevada Trade Exam Required

C10 Landscape Contracting

S330 Landscape Contractor

Nevada Trade Exam Required

C-14 Steel Reinforcing and Erection

S320 Steel Erection Contractor

Nevada Trade Exam Required

C-17 Lathing and Plastering

S270 General Drywall and Plastering Contractor

Nevada Trade Exam Required

C18 Masonry

S290 General Masonry Contractor

Nevada Trade Exam Required

C-19Installing Terrazzo and Marble

S294 Cultured Marble Contractor

 

C-20 Tiling

S293 Marble, Tile and Ceramic Contractor

Nevada Trade Exam Required

WEST VIRGINIA EQUIVALENCY CHART

NEVADA

WEST VIRGINIA
EXPERIENCE QUALIFICATION EQUIVALENT
(Must provide proof you were actively licensed during past 4 years)

WEST VIRGINIA
TRADE EXAM EQUIVALENT
(Must provide proof you were actively licensed during past 4 years and successfully completed the identified trade exam)

A  General Engineering

C - General Engineering Contractor

Nevada Trade Exam Required

B   General Building

B - General Building Contractor

Nevada Trade Exam Required

C-2 Electrical

A -  Electrical Contractor

Nevada Trade Exam Required

C-10 Landscape Contracting

002 – Landscape Contractor

Nevada Trade Exam Required

C-18 Masonry

004 - Masonry Contractor

Nevada Trade Exam Required