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Retake Policy

The NCSBN retake policy allows candidates to retake their exam 45 days after administration of the exam. Candidates who have applied for licensure with a participating board of nursing will be permitted to take the NCLEX eight times a year, but no more than once in any 45-day period. This is unless the desired jurisdiction of licensure only offers a limited amount of NCLEX exams per year. Candidates are encouraged to contact the boards of nursing for their policy on NCLEX retakes.