Since year 1994, nurse licensure candidates began taking the National Council Licensure Examination (NCLEX) which is designed to test knowledge, skills and abilities essential to the safe and effective practice of nursing at the entry level. For more information, go to www.pearsonvue.com/nclex (Click the link in Reference Links at the bottom of this page to visit this site).
NCLEX Testing with Pearson VUE Instructions
You have to take the following steps to register:
- Submit an application for licensure to the board of nursing where you wish to be licensed.
- Meet all of the board of nursing’s eligibility requirements to take the NCLEX Examination.
- Register and pay for the NCLEX examination with Pearson VUE.
- Receive eligibility from your board of nursing.
Please make sure that you check your spam and junk folders as it is possible that candidate correspondence from Pearson VUE could automatically go to one of these folders. All correspondence from Pearson VUE will end with “@pearson.com”.
You can also submit an application for licensure to the board of nursing and finish the registration online. Once you have been made eligible and received your ATT, you may schedule your examination online or by phone. You must test within the validity dates of your ATT. These validity dates cannot be extended for any reason. Appointments may be made up to one business day in advance.
You can change board or test type. Please be advised when selecting a Board of Nursing for licensure to make the appropriate choice. Requests to change the Board of Nursing must be made through customer service and will result in a $50 fee. In addition, any requests to change an examination type will result in a $50 change fee.
If you would like to schedule your NCLEX examination at a test center outside of the United States, you must contact customer service for assistance. Anybody taking an examination outside of the United States will have to pay an international scheduling fee of $150 plus a Value Added Tax (VAT) where applicable.