Nevada Professions, Occupations and Businesses

Sec. § 625.520
Unlawful practice of engineering: Penalty; order to cease and desist; injunctive relief.


1.

Except as otherwise provided in subsection 4, it is unlawful for:

(a)

Any person not properly licensed or exempted in accordance with the provisions of this chapter to:

(1)

Practice, continue to practice, solicit to practice, offer to practice or attempt to practice engineering or any discipline thereof;

(2)

Employ, use or cause to be used the term “licensed engineer,” “professional engineer” or “registered engineer” or any combination, variation or abbreviation thereof as a professional or commercial identification, representation, claim, asset or means of advantage or benefit;

(3)

Employ, use or cause to be used the term “engineer,” “engineering” or “engineered” or any combination, variation or abbreviation thereof in connection with a discipline of professional engineering for which licensure is required pursuant to this chapter as a professional or commercial identification, representation, claim, asset or means of advantage or benefit without disclosing that the person is not qualified, registered or licensed to practice that discipline of professional engineering in this state; or

(4)

Directly or indirectly employ any means which in any manner tends or is likely to mislead the public or any member thereof that any person is qualified or authorized to practice engineering.

(b)

Any professional engineer to practice or offer to practice a discipline of professional engineering in which the Board has not qualified him or her.

(c)

Any person to present or attempt to use, as his or her own, the license or stamp of another person.

(d)

Any person to give any false or forged evidence of any kind to the Board or any member thereof in obtaining a license.

(e)

Any person to impersonate a licensee of a like or different name.

(f)

Any person to attempt to use an expired, suspended or revoked license.

(g)

Any person to violate any of the provisions of this chapter.

2.

If any person is engaging or is about to engage in any act or practice that constitutes a violation of this chapter:

(a)

The Board may issue an order to cease and desist against the firm, partnership, corporation or other person; or

(b)

The district court in any county which would have jurisdiction over the violation, may, upon application of the Board, issue an injunction or restraining order against the act or practice pursuant to Rule 65 of the Nevada Rules of Civil Procedure.

3.

This section does not prevent a contractor licensed in accordance with the provisions of chapter 624 of NRS from using the term “engineer” or “engineering” if the term is used by the State Contractors’ Board in describing a specific classification.

4.

The provisions of subparagraph (3) of paragraph (a) of subsection 1 do not apply to any corporation using such a term in its corporate name, if the corporation:

(a)

Files its articles of incorporation with the Secretary of State; and

(b)

Files with the Board a written statement signed by a corporate officer under penalty of perjury in which the officer states that the corporation:

(1)

Is not practicing or offering to practice engineering in this state; and

(2)

Will not do so unless it is licensed or exempted in accordance with the provisions of this chapter.

5.

Any person who violates any of the provisions of subsection 1 is guilty of a gross misdemeanor.
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Feb. 5, 2021