In order to register for the NCLEX-RN®, you’ll receive two applications about six weeks prior to graduation from your nursing school: An application for licensure and an application for the NCLEX-RN® Exam.
On a pre-determined date, you will be required to submit the completed forms and the licensure fees to your nursing school. Upon receipt of an ATT (authorization to test), you will be able to schedule your test date and time. Testing is available year-round, 15 hours a day, 6 days a week, in 6-hour time slots.
Registering for the NCLEX-RN® Exam
The cost to take the NCLEX-RN exam is $200. Additional licensure fees are determined by the individual State Boards of Nursing. You can register for the NCLEX-RN® exam with Pearson VUE using either of the following two methods:
Registering for the NCLEX online
To register online, go to pearsonvue.com/nclex (the NCLEX® candidate website). Payment is by credit, debit, or prepaid card (using Visa, MasterCard, or American Express only).
Register for the NCLEX by phone
Call VUE NCLEX Candidate Services at 1-866-496-2539 (1-866-49-NCLEX). To register by phone, you must pay using a Visa, MasterCard, or American Express credit or debit card. Even if you register by phone, you must provide an email address to receive communications from Pearson VUE about your registration.
Pearson VUE no longer accepts registrations submitted by mail. Some states require that the testing application form and fee be sent along with the licensure application and fee. For more information, visit ncsbn.org and download the 2016 NCLEX-RN®Examination Candidate Bulletin.
Who to Contact
For questions regarding registering to take the NCLEX® exam, your Authorization to Test (ATT), a lost ATT, acceptable forms of identification, or comments about the test center, visit the NCLEX® candidate website (pearsonvue.com/nclex) or contact:
NCLEX® Candidate Services
NCLEX-RN® Examination Program Pearson Professional Testing
5601 Green Valley Drive
Bloomington, MN 55437-1099
After registering for the NCLEX-RN, you will receive a card from your state board stating that all of your information has been received.