How to Become a Process Server in Nevada

2 Min. Read / Updated on April 9th, 2021

Nevada has some of the toughest licensing requirements nationwide, and it’s going to take some determination if you want to become a process server in Nevada.

However, this often means self-employed process servers can bill more for each serve and hire new process servers to work under their supervision.

Nevada Process Server Requirements

  1. Process servers must be at least 21 years of age, and be either a U.S. citizen or a person legally authorized to work in the United States.
  2. You must obtain a criminal background check from both the Federal Bureau of Investigation (FBI) and the Nevada Department of Public Safety.
  3. You also need two years of experience (more on that below).
  4. Pass the state board examination with a score of 75% or better.
  5. Purchase and maintain liability insurance with $200,000 minimum coverage limit.

Seems like a lot, right? That’s because it is. Even California, with its process server registration and bond, doesn’t even come close to the requirements in Nevada.

But don’t give up! There are still opportunities to work under an employer’s existing license (most often a private investigator), which can help you meet the experience requirement.

For that you’ll need to obtain a “Work Card” by submitting an official application (will open a .pdf file in a new window, or right-click to download the file).

The requirements to obtain a work card are similar to an agency license, but you won’t need 2000 hours of experience or liability insurance.

Exam Dates

The Nevada process server exam is held on a quarterly basis, and consists of 50 questions with a minimum passing score of 75%.

Confirm upcoming exam dates with the Private Investigator’s Licensing Board (they also license process servers, private security, and property repossessors).

Applications for licensing can be submitted to the Office of the Attorney General Private Investigator’s Licensing Board at 400. W King Street, Suite 101, Carson City, NV 89706 (702) 486-3003.

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