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General Exams

1 Exam = $30 / 2 Exams = $45 / 3 Exams = $60 

Special Administrations

1 Exam = $100 / 2 Exams = $115 / 3 Exams = $130 


What do I use to study?

The Nevada School Law (NSL), Nevada Constitution (NC), and U.S. Constitution (USC) exams are aligned with the Nevada School Law for Teachers Study Guide by the Department of Educational Leadership. The 2013 version has a bright pink cover. IMPORTANT: A new edition is coming out in August. This new handbook will be updated and will be referred to as the 2016 edition. It will be called the Nevada School Law Handbook for Teachers. Please note that if you intend to take exams in October 2016 and onward, you will need to purchase the updated handbook. The handbook has been redone, revised, and updated; it is imperative you have the most recent information. Starting in October 2016, the tests will be based on this new version. If the old guide is used to study for the exams in October, students will be missing necessary information.

How do I pay for exams?

General Exam Sessions are purchased online with a credit card. Monthly Exam Sessions are paid for with a cashier's check or a money order, made payable to the "Board of Regents." This also must be signed by you. We do not accept personal checks, cash, or credit cards for Monthly Exam Sessions.

If I do not pass an exam, when can I retake it?

If you did not pass one or more exams, you can retake them at your earliest convenience. If the status of a test reads CLOSED but the waitlist is open, please send us an e-mail with the same registration information listed on the website and title it "Waitlist Request." You are not officially on the waitlist until you receive an e-mail confirmation. The Nevada School Law Project is doing its best to accommodate more test takers, but we have limited spots for the waitlist. If someone cancels their registration, we will e-mail you and first ask if you can take the test on the given date. If you let us know that you are indeed available, we will send you a follow up email that will contain your official registration.

If the current month is full and you cannot get on a waitlist, you will need to keep a close eye on the Monthly Exam Sessions tab on our website and register for an upcoming exam.

How do I know which exam(s) to register for?

We do not know this information. You will need to contact the Nevada Department of Education. The Las Vegas Office can be reached at: 702-486-6458 and the Carson City Office can be contacted at: 775-687-5980.

What is a passing score?

You must receive a score of 70% or more to pass an exam.

What do I need to bring to the exam?

You will need a:

  •   Teacher Licensure Number
  • Government Issued Photo ID (Driver's License)
  • Your admission ticket (for General Exam Sessions only)

We will provide you with a scantron, a test booklet, and pencils.

Where are the Monthly Exam Sessions held?

Monthly Exam Sessions are held in both Reno and Las Vegas. After you have sent a registration e-mail to nvlaw@unr.edu, you will receive a confirmation letter back. This e-mail will include the information you need to get to the testing site.

Where do I purchase a study guide?

Study Guides can be found at either of the following bookstores:

  • University of Nevada, Reno: ASUN Bookstore
    87 West Stadium Way Reno, NV 89557
    775-784-6597
  • Rebel Books
    4650 S. Maryland Pkwy Las Vegas, NV 89119
    702-891-0276

IMPORTANT NOTE: We have updated the Nevada School Law Handbook for Teachers and a 2016 edition of the study guide will be available at both the Reno and Las Vegas bookstores starting in the middle of August. If you plan on taking your exam(s) in October 2016 or any month after that, you will need to purchase the updated guide.New tests are currently being written and they will be based off of the NEW handbook, not the 2013 edition (pink cover). You are responsible for purchasing the new study guide.

How long do I have to take the exam(s)?

You will have 2 hours and 15 minutes to complete your test(s).

Are there any practice questions?

No, we do not provide any practice questions. There is an expectation that reading and studying the written content provided in the Study Guide should be sufficient to pass the examinations.

How many questions are on each test? What is the format?

Each exam is 50-70 questions long. The format is Multiple Choice and True/False only.

When do I get my results? When will the DOE and my district receive my results?

  • General Exam Sessions:
    Results will be reported to the Nevada Department of Education and the school district of your choice within 3 weeks if you provided us with your teacher licensure number. You will also receive your results memo in the mail during this time period.

  • Monthly Exam Sessions:
    If you are testing in Reno, your exam(s) will be graded immediately after you finish. You will be given a results memo before you leave the test site. If you are testing in Las Vegas, your exam(s) will be graded immediately after you finish and a results memo will be mailed to you within 48-72 business hours. Test results for both Reno and Las Vegas are reported to the Nevada Department of Education and the school district of your choice within 48-72 business hours if you provided us with your teacher licensure number.


Note: If you did not provide us with a teacher licensure number, we will not report your results to the Nevada Department of Education or your school district. You are responsible for making copies of your results memo and giving it to them.

How can I get an additional copy of my test results?

If you need additional copies of your test results or have lost yours, we do require a $10 research fee payment. Payment must be in the form of a money order or a cashier's check and made payable to the "Board of Regents." Please sign it. It will then be mailed to:

Nevada School Law Project
1664 N. Virginia St.
MS/0283
Reno, Nevada 89557

We do not accept any other form of payment! Please provide us with the following information:

  • Testing Location (Reno, Las Vegas, Elko)
  • Testing Date
  • Teacher License Number
  • Date of Birth
  • Last Name, First Name
  • Mailing Address (Street, City, State, Zip)
  • E-mail Address
  • Phone Number

How much do the exams cost?

General Exam Sessions

  • One Exam: $30
  • Two Exams: $45
  • Three Exams: $60

Monthly Exam Sessions

  • One Exam: $100
  • Two Exams: $115
  • Three Exams: $130

Who do I contact to get additional information?

For additional information, please contact:

  • (Mrs.) Sean Maguire at nvlaw@unr.edu or (775) 682-9076
    • Sean is a Graduate Research Assistant in the Department of Educational Leadership at the University of Nevada, Reno and is the temporary point of contact for questions regarding the Nevada School Law Project. She has access to the nvlaw@unr.edu email; this will be the quickest way to get in touch with her.
  • Dr. Bill Thornton, Director of the Nevada School Law Project, at (775) 682-9096 or nvlaw@unr.edu

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