Time frame


I'm a total newbie! I just passed my NLE from the PI last july. I am currently residing in Chicago and just starting to apply for the whole licensing exam. I'm about to pay for my CES application. Just double-checking on things. I wanna know how long on average does the whole process take? I mean starting from the CES application through the NCLEX exam itself? I need the time frame so I can plan on my study hours and work. And maybe you guys have tips for faster processing and study habits! It would really help a lot! Thank you in advance :)

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Average time from start of CES report to receiving eligibility to sit NCLEX is 4 months but a lot depends on how timely your documents are received