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Authorization to Test

After the board of nursing declares you eligible, you will receive an Authorization to Test (ATT) email.


You will receive your ATT via the email address you provided when registering. You must have your ATT email to schedule an appointment to take the NCLEX. In addition, a paper copy of the ATT will no longer be necessary for admittance to the NCLEX. To gain access to the NCLEX, you will be required to present one form of acceptable identification. The first and last name on your identification must match exactly the name you provided when registering.

ATT Validity Dates

  • Each ATT is valid for a period of time specified by the board of nursing (varies from 60 to 365 days; however, the average length of an ATT is 90 days).
  • Once the board of nursing declares a candidate eligible to test and the ATT is issued, a candidate must test within the validity dates of their ATT.
  • Call NCLEX Candidate Services if you’ve lost your ATT or if you have not received your ATT two weeks after registering.
  • The ATT contains the authorization number, candidate identification number and an expiration date.
  • These validity dates cannot be extended for any reason.  
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