Candidate Bulletin & Information
Be sure to read the NCLEX Candidate Bulletin below before registering to take the NCLEX.
Important Notice: Due to the COVID-19 pandemic and measures imposed by the federal, state and local governments, candidate testing has been interrupted. NCSBN is working with Pearson VUE to reopen some test centers and allow for testing in critical healthcare fields to continue to support the high demand due to COVID-19. Some changes will be made to our testing program to enable testing to resume. Key changes are addressed in the FAQs. To the extent that information elsewhere on the NCSBN website, including the Candidate Bulletin, may differ or be in conflict with the FAQs, the COVID-19 Impact to NCLEX Candidates FAQs shall control. We are working as quickly as possible to update the NCSBN website, Candidate Bulletin and other materials. In the meantime, any questions may be directed to firstname.lastname@example.org.
Candidates can use this document to find their program code when registering for the exam.
The NCLEX Candidate Tutorial is provided to help candidates become familiar with the Pearson VUE exam software.
Le tutoriel NCLEX Candidat est fourni pour aider les candidats à se familiariser avec le logiciel d'examen Pearson VUE.
Canadian French Translation
To ensure fair delivery of the NCLEX to the Canadian Francophone population, NCSBN has developed an NCLEX translation process. For the purpose of NCLEX item translation from English to Canadian French, NCSBN has developed an NCLEX Translation Lexicon. Additional information on the NCLEX can be found in the frequently asked questions (FAQs).