After the Exam
Unofficial and Official Results
If your board of nursing participates in the Quick Results Service, you can receive your “unofficial” results 48 business hours after the exam. This service is available for $7.95 on the Pearson VUE NCLEX Candidate website.
Official results are ONLY available through your board of nursing and will be mailed to you approximately six weeks after the exam. Do NOT call NCSBN, your board of nursing, Pearson VUE NCLEX Candidate Services or the Pearson Professional Centers for results.
Candidates Who Do Not Pass
If you didn't pass the exam, you'll receive a NCLEX Candidate Performance Report (CPR). The CPR is an individualized document that shows how a candidate performed in each of the test plan content areas. Candidates who fail the exam can use the CPR as a guide to prepare them to retake the exam.
Do the following if choosing to retake the NCLEX:
- Contact your board of nursing and notify them that you plan to retake the exam. Determine what fees or materials you need to submit to the board.
- Reregister with Pearson VUE and pay the $200 fee.
- Wait to receive your new ATT.
- Schedule your new exam.
You’ll need to wait a minimum of 45 to 90 days between each exam. This length of time is determined by the board of nursing and will be reflected in the new ATT’s validity dates.