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General Exam Sessions

General Exam Sessions are offered twice a year in Las Vegas and Reno and once a year in Elko. The difference between a General Exam Session and a Monthly Exam Session is the cost. The next General Exam Sessions are scheduled for Saturday, May 6th, 2017 in Las Vegas and Reno and Saturday, April 22, 2017 in Elko.

Contact the Department of Education to determine which exams you need to take: Carson City: 775-687-5980 or Las Vegas: 702-486-6458. For more information about Nevada licenses, 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.

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
  • Great Basic College Bookstore
    1500 College Parkway
    Elko, NV 89801

The Nevada School Law Handbook for Teachers has been updated.  The 2016 edition (gray cover) is available at the Reno, Las Vegas, and Elko bookstores. This study guide covers all three exams and new tests correspond to the new study guide. The 2016 (gray cover) handbook directly correlates to the new tests.  We highly recommend that you purchase a new study guide with the updated information. If you choose to study from the old 2013 edition (hot pink cover), you do so at your own risk.

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




May 6, 2017

University of Nevada, Reno

Begins: 9:00 am

Doors open at 8:15 am

Doors close at 8:45 am

Registration will open in April



May 6, 2017

University of Nevada Cooperative Extension

                         (new location!)

8050 Paradise Road, Suite 100
Las Vegas, Nevada 89123

Session 1: 8:30 am

Session 2: 11:30 am

Registration will open in April



April 22, 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

Registration will open in March

Cost of Examinations

Test results are reported to the Department of Education and districts within 3-4 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

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 accommodation(s), please e-mail us at

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