Before you can take the NCLEX, you’ll need an Authorization to Test (ATT). To get this, you’ll need to apply to your board of nursing/regulatory body (BON/RB) and then register with Pearson VUE. You’ll want to start this process well in advance of your target date for taking the exam.
Review the NCLEX Candidate Bulletin and familiarize yourself with the format of the NCLEX test plan. It is also important to locate your test site because they can fill up quickly. Do not wait until your ATT is close to expiration to schedule your exam or you may have to reregister and pay another exam fee.