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General Exam Sessions

IMPORTANT NOTE!: We have updated the Nevada School Law Handbook for Teachers and a 2016 edition (gray cover) of the study guide is currently available at both the Reno and Las Vegas bookstores. This study guide covers all three examinations. New tests were written and will be used starting October 2016 and onward. The 2016 (gray cover) handbook corresponds with these new tests and we highly recommend that you purchase a new one as it has updated information. If you choose to study from the old 2013 edition (hot pink cover), you do so at your own risk.

General Exam Sessions are offered twice a year in both Las Vegas and Reno and once a year in Elko. The only difference between a General Exam and a Monthly Exam is the cost. The next General Exam Session in Las Vegas and Reno is scheduled for November 5, 2016.  If you are in need of additional testing options, please view the Monthly Exam section of our website.

Please take the time to read the FAQ page for answers to any questions you might have. Information has been provided there about the cost of exams, passing scores, study guides, testing locations, and much more. If your question has not been answered, please e-mail us at:

To determine which exams you need to take, please contact the Department of Education, Reno at (775) 687-9115 or Las Vegas at (702) 486-6458. If you would rather send a question via email, you can fill out the Educator Licensure Inquiry Form on the Nevada Department of Education's website. For more information about licenses in the state of Nevada, browse through the Nevada Department of Education's Office of Educator Licensure website. The Nevada School Law Project is not responsible for telling you which exams you need to take in order to remove the proper provisions from your license.

Religious or Military Exemptions

If you are unable to register for a General Exam Session on a Saturday due to military service or religious reasons, an exception can be made to accommodate you. We can offer General Exam Session pricing for a Monthly Exam Session (which is more expensive) if you provide our office with the appropriate documentation from your religious leader or supervising officer, whichever is applicable.  Please email our office at if you have further questions about religious or military exceptions.

Disability Assistance

If you have a documented disability that requires special accommodation(s), please e-mail the Nevada School Law contact (Mrs.) Sean Maguire at

Study Guides

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

  • University of Nevada - 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


*Registration for the November 5th General Exam Session is CURRENTLY OPEN.

For additional dates, please refer to our Monthly Exam Session tab on our website.

RENO Nov. 5, 2016

University of Nevada, Reno
Schulich Lecture Hall (SLH1)

(This building is just down a set of stairs from the
William Raggio Building - where we hold Monthly
Exam Sessions!)

Next to the Department of Chemistry

Begins: 9:00 AM

Doors open at 8:15 AM

Doors close* at 8:45 AM

*no exceptions!


Registration open!

LAS VEGAS Nov. 5, 2016

Keller Middle School

301 N. Fogg Street (Stewart and Fogg)
Las Vegas, Nevada 89110

Session 1 begins: 9:30 AM

Session 2 begins: 1:00 PM


Registration open!

ELKO April 2017

Elko High School

987 College Avenue,
Junior Building Room J1
Elko, Nevada 89801

Begins: 9:00 AM

Doors open at 8:15 AM

Doors close* at 8:45 AM

*no exceptions!


Registration opens
March 2017.

Fee Schedule

Test results are reported to the Department of Education, as well as school districts/colleges if requested, within three weeks of the exam date.

  • 1 Exam: $30
  • 2 Exams: $45
  • 3 Exams: $60

There is a $15 fee if you mark in the test booklet.

Register for the General Exam

Please take the time to read the FAQ page

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