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Registration Process How to Register to Take the NCLEX

Step 1

Apply for Licensure/Registration

First, submit an application for licensure/registration to the NRB where seeking to be licensed/registered. This step is required to obtain eligibility to take the NCLEX*. If testing with accommodations, request them with the NRB.

*The NCLEX-PN is used for U.S. licensure only.

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Step 2

Register with Pearson VUE

Secondly, register with Pearson VUE. Payment and scheduling for the NCLEX is done through Pearson VUE.

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Step 3

Pay Fees

The cost of taking the NCLEX depends on where candidates take the exam. There are also additional fees to make changes to the registration.

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Step 4

Authorization to Test

After the NRB declares a candidate eligible and they have registered through Pearson VUE, candidates will receive an Authorization to Test (ATT) email. The ATT email will be sent to the email address provided when registering. Candidates must have their ATT email to schedule an appointment to take the NCLEX.

Step 5

Find a Testing Location

The NCLEX is administered by Pearson VUE at testing centers around the world. 

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Step 6

Schedule Exam Appointment

Lastly, schedule the exam appointment. NCLEX appointments are scheduled via Pearson VUE Candidate Services online or via telephone.

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