Testing is required only for the initial license. There are two
types of testing provisions that could appear on your license, Nevada state-mandated
testing and Praxis competency testing. All provisions must be removed
within three years from the date the license is issued*.
Nevada State-mandated Testing
Provisions of Nevada School Law, Nevada Constitution, and U.S.
Constitution must be satisfied by achieving a minimum 70% passing score on
Information regarding state-mandated testing can be found at University
of Nevada, Reno web site.
Alternatively, you may satisfy state-mandated provisions by taking
appropriate course work from the list of approved providers
Nevada utilizes Educational Testing Service (ETS) for administration
of The Praxis Series competency
testing. The Praxis Series website provides the
latest testing and registration information (sample test questions, testing
dates, testing locations, accommodations for non-native speakers and those with
disabilities, fees, etc.) and news.
Visit The Praxis Series website and select Nevada from the drop down menu for
a comprehensive list of tests required and passing scores.
If you provide ETS with your social security number and
our recipient code R8670 on the Registration Form, the Nevada Department
of Education can receive your test scores electronically. If your
registration form is incomplete or incorrectly filled out, it will be incumbent
upon you to submit an original score report to our office.
The Testing Exception Bulletin provides
possible exemptions from testing.
Testing is only required in one license/endorsement area. In
some instances, more than one test could be required for an endorsement
area. Your employer can provide you with testing requirements for purposes of becoming a Highly
Qualified (HQ) Teacher under the No Child Left Behind (NCLB) Act.
*If you were issued a substitute license initially, you may be
required to take testing for your initial teaching license. If you were issued a business and industry
license initially, you may be required to take testing for your initial
teaching license. If you are reapplying for
an expired license, you may be required to take testing for your
reapplication. If you are applying for a
license listed in NAC 391.056, you will have to have Praxis testing completed
before the issue of your license.