How to Register for the NCLEX-PN®

During you last semester of nursing school, you'll receive two applications: An application for licensure and an application for the NCLEX-PN® Exam. On a predetermined date, you will be required to submit the completed forms and the licensure fees to your nursing school.

NCLEX-PN® Exam and Licensure Fees

The cost to take the NCLEX-PN exam is $200. Additional licensure fees are determined by the individual State Boards of Nursing. Send your completed test application and fee to NCS Pearson. You can register by phone by calling: 866-49-NCLEX or online at Some states require that the testing application and fee be sent along with the licensure application and fee.

NOTE: If you're applying for licensure in Massachusetts, you must register through your jurisdiction.

Scheduling Your NCLEX-PN® Exam

You'll receive a postcard acknowledging receipt of registration. You will not be able to schedule an appointment to take the exam until NCS Pearson sends you a document entitled "Authorization to Test" (ATT). On the ATT, you'll find your candidate number, the testing expiration date, as well as a list of test centers. At that point, just schedule your date at