You must thoroughly review the NCLEX Candidate Rules prior to being seated for the exam. On exam day at check-in, you are directed to read the Candidate Statement and provide an electronic signature, agreeing to the terms and conditions of the NCLEX. In addition and to ensure a high level of security, you will be monitored at all times and recorded by both audio and video.
The following items may not be accessed at all during your examination appointment (including breaks and until you leave the test center at the conclusion of your exam):
At check in, you are required to store your electronic devices (cell/mobile/smart phones, tablets, smart watches or other electronic devices) in a sealable, plastic bag provided by Pearson VUE. If you refuse to store your electronic devices in the bag, you will not be allowed to test. You will also be required to reregister and pay another exam fee for any additional NCLEX appointments.
After the exam, you must return your unopened, Pearson VUE bag to the Administration desk to be opened and examined by the Testing Administrator (TA). Any tampering of the bag before check-out could result in an incident report.
The following items are not allowed in the testing room, but may be accessed while on break:
For questions regarding what you can and cannot access outside the testing room, ask the TA.
A candidate who violates the test center regulations or rules, or engages in irregular behavior, misconduct and/or does not follow the TA’s warning to discontinue inappropriate behavior may be dismissed from the test center and their exam fee will not be refunded. Additionally, your exam result may be withheld or canceled and your board of nursing/regulatory body may take other disciplinary action such as denial of a license/registration and/or disqualifying you from future NCLEX registrations for licensure/registration. Behaviors that are considered to constitute irregular behavior or misconduct include but are not limited to: