I wanted to get the word out there, because it was a total shock to my graduating class, that Texas Workforce Commission will pay up to $200 for testing required for any Texas worker to get a job -- which in our case is NCLEX, and the fee just happens to also be $200. Everyone please try to get the word out because, as far as I can tell, this money is just sitting there unclaimed because nobody knows it is there and available.
I went through the whole procedure with them and received my check within a week to 10 days. I had to go pick my check up, but I've heard some of the TWC offices mailed the checks to students and then the student forwarded to NCLEX. I went through the Texas City location and they required us to first register as a worker at workintexas.com. It's just like entering your resume into the system and you will add the fact that you're going to seek work as an RN. You will just list 0 months
experience as an RN, of course, and just skip the skills section on that page. Then the student should enter at least two of their past jobs and info from their resume'. For the student to receive the money, TWC just wants to know that you are serious about going to work after you receive your license.
After you register (I would suggest doing this at home), just go up to your closest Texas Workforce Commission office and tell them you need to speak with someone regarding the $200 NCLEX testing fee assistance that is available for nurses. You will need to bring:
1) CURRENT state issued ID card or driver’s license
A copy of the webpage at https://www.ncsbn.org/2017.htm
. It shows who TWC will issue the payment to and contains more details of the program. No payments will be paid online or to the student directly.
The student needs to ensure that WORKFORCE EXCEPTION is in the memo line of the check
and that this third-party payment is sent to:
NCLEX Workforce Program
5601 Green Valley Drive, Room 220
Bloomington, MN 55437
Please note that this address is only for third-party payments.
Hope this helps!