If you aren't sure what a residential designer is, you're not alone. Residential designers are similar to architects, but they are limited to designing residences. Nevada is the only state to license residential designers.
Residential designers must have a combination of five years of education and experience credit, with a minimum of one year of education credit and one year of experience credit. There are many different ways to meet this requirement.
**Truckee Meadows Community College (TMCC) has a two-year program with an emphasis in residential design. To find out more about this program visit the TMCC website. You can also read a news release from TMCC about the program here.
To find out if your education and experience qualifies, please refer to the Table of Equivalents or contact the board office at (702) 486-7300.
The final step is passing the Residential Design Examination (RD Exam). The RD Exam tests future residential designers to make sure they have the knowledge and skill necessary to practice independently.
Learn more about RD Exam in the "Examination Information" section of our website.
If you have other questions about becoming a residential designer in Nevada, you can email us at firstname.lastname@example.org or call (702) 486-7300.
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