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.

*only applies to candidates seeking licensure in the U.S.

Official results are ONLY available through your board of nursing/regulatory body (BON/RB) and will be mailed to you approximately six weeks after the exam. Do NOT call NCSBN, your BON/RB, Pearson VUE NCLEX Candidate Services or the test center 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.

Retaking NCLEX

Do the following if choosing to retake the NCLEX:

  • Contact your BON/RB and notify them that you plan to retake the exam. Determine what fees or materials you need to submit to the BON/RB. 
  • Reregister with Pearson VUE and pay the fee
  • Wait to receive your new ATT. 
  • Schedule your new exam. 
Per NCSBN policy, you’ll need to wait a minimum of 45 days between each exam. This length of time is determined by the BON/RB and will be reflected in the new ATT’s validity dates.