Application & Registration

The process to take the NCLEX begins with two steps:

  1. Submit an application for licensure/registration to the board of nursing/regulatory body (BON/RB) where you wish to be licensed/registered. This is in order to be made eligible to take the NCLEX*. Be sure to meet the BONs/RBs application deadline. 
  2. Register for the NCLEX with Pearson VUE. You will need a program code to register for the NCLEX. To find your program code, please view Educational Program Codes & State/Province/Territory Abbreviations
*The NCLEX-PN is used for U.S. licensure only.