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General Exam Sessions


IMPORTANT NOTE: We have updated the Nevada School Law Handbook for Teachers (2016 -gray cover) and it will be available for purchase in both the Reno and Las Vegas bookstores by the end of the week of August 15th. If you are planning on registering for exams in October 2016 or later, you will need to purchase this new 2016 edition. If you are testing in August or September, we will still offer the old test so you will be okay with the 2013 edition (hot pink cover). However, starting in October, we will only give the new test which corresponds with the 2016 (gray) version of the guideIf you decide not to purchase the newest edition, you will be at a disadvantage as there are new laws and regulations discussed in the 2016 version. 

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 tentatively scheduled for November 5, 2016. Registration will open on October 1, 2016 for this test date. 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: nvlaw@unr.edu

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 nvlaw@unr.edu 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 nvlaw@unr.edu.

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

IMPORTANT NOTE: We have updated the Nevada School Law Handbook for Teachers (2016 -gray cover) and it will be available for purchase in both the Reno and Las Vegas bookstores in the middle of August 2016. If you are planning on registering for exams in October 2016 or later, you will need to purchase this new 2016 edition. If you are testing in August or September, we will still offer the old test so you will be okay with the 2013 edition (hot pink cover). However, starting in October, we will only give the new test which corresponds with the 2016 (gray) version of the guide. If you decide not to purchase the newest edition, you will be at a disadvantage as there are new laws and regulations discussed in the 2016 version. 

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*Registration for the November 5th General Exam Session will open on October 1st.

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

CITY DATE LOCATION TIME REGISTRATION LINK
Reno Nov. 5, 2016

University of Nevada, Reno
William J. Raggio Building (WRB)

College of Education, #2030, Second floor

Begins: 9:00 AM

Doors open at 8:15 AM

Doors close* at 8:45 AM

*no exceptions!

CLOSED

Registration opens

October 1st.

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

CLOSED

Registration opens

October 1st.

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!

CLOSED

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.

Please take the time to read the FAQ page

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