Quote from butterflybee
Please, how long do you have to register for the NCLEX. I graduated, did the first step where you submit a passport photo with THAT application. How long after that or graduating do you have to register with Pearson Vue...the registration where you need to pay $200?? What is the timeframe for taking the actual NCLEX exam...what is the time period before things expire. Thank you.
I don't know if it varies from state to state. But here's my
Well, after graduation... let's say you/your school sent the application in with the receipt of your finger printing to the state BON. You or your school (just depends who did the actual filing) will receive the OK notice from your state BON to apply to Pearson Vue. This will be your be your approval letter for your application. Now, as soon as you get the your approval letter there will be instructions on the letter directing you to complete registration for the NCLEX through Pearon Vue. Once your registration is properly completed and accompanied by the proper payment you will receive an authorization to test letter (ATT). This ATT/authorization will be valid for 90 days. Please note that the validity can not
be extended regardless of the reason.
However, if you choose not to test before it expires, then, you will simply have to go through the whole process again as stated above.
Pearson vue will not be able to answer any questions without your ATT letter because pearson requires eligibility status from your state BON. You will need the number on your ATT letter to schedule an exam date. Please keep in mind that without your ATT letter you will not be able to set up a date, because the number is very important.
Your ATT letter will be sent to you by mail and through email if you listed an email address on your registration, I received mine by email along with info for the quick results, you will be able to look up your test result after 2 days from test date if your state participates in the quick results look-up for just $7.99. If you pass, you should immediately apply for your license.
On the day of your test you will need to bring 2 pieces of ID to the Pearson vue testing center, recommended ids are your ATT letter and a photo ID, your photo ID must have the same name as shown on the ATT letter. If you recently changed your name you will need to bring a legal document supporting your name change. To be safe, be sure to bring a photo ID that looks like you, like a recent photo ID. I hope this helps! Good luck and happy studying!