NSLP Overview

ATTENTION: We will not report results to the Department of Education or districts if you do not have a teacher's license number. The Nevada Department of Education cannot remove provisions without a teacher's license.

If you do not yet have your teacher's license, please keep your official test results memo for verification. It is your responsibility to give the letter to the Department of Education and district. You can go to the Nevada Teacher Licensure Verification website to find out your teacher licensure number.


Dear Licensee,

  Senate Bill 20, as passed by the 79th Session of the Nevada Legislature is currently awaiting the signature of Nevada Governor Brian Sandoval.  Due to the legislative change, Nevada Educator License holders are no longer required to demonstrate knowledge of Nevada School Law, the Nevada Constitution, or the U.S. Constitution through testing or coursework to maintain a license.  The new law requires any licensed educator who is employed by a Nevada school district (except substitutes, as they are exempt from the requirement) to complete training in Nevada School Law and the Nevada Constitution as a condition of continued employment.    Existing licensees with outstanding provisions in these areas will have the provisions removed from their licenses automatically and should contact their respective school districts for further instruction.   The full text of Senate Bill 20 is available online at https://www.leg.state.nv.us/App/NELIS/REL/79th2017/Bill/4628/Text.   For specific questions about how this change to the law might affect your license, you may contact the Nevada Department of Education's Office of Educator Licensure using the form at http://www.doe.nv.gov/Educator_Licensure_Contact/.  

Thank you,   Jason E. Dietrich   

Jason E. Dietrich, CCM, CPM | Director | Office of Educator Licensure State of Nevada | Department of Education | Educator Effectiveness and Family Engagement


-- Information Below is Subject to Change in the Near Future --

The Nevada  School Law Project (NSLP) at the University of Nevada, Reno administers tests that assist teachers in removing 3 specific provisions from their licenses: Nevada School Law (0001), Nevada Constitution (0002), and U.S. Constitution (0003). We provide both General Exam Sessions and Monthly Exam Sessions. All three exams noted above are offered at every testing session.

General Exam Sessions are offered 2 Saturdays a year and typically have fairly high enrollment. Register for a General Exam.

Monthly Exam Sessions are offered 2-3 times per month all year long and have lower enrollment. Register for a Monthly Special Exam

Please note we do not handle substitutions. If you have taken a history class that could possibly stand in for one of the aforementioned exams, please contact the Nevada Department of Education directly. Carson City Office: 775-687-5980 Las Vegas Office: 702-486-6458

We updated the Nevada School Law Handbook for Teachers and a 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 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.