Testing Locations

The NCLEX is offered at both domestic and international test centers. Please see below for additional scheduling details and definitions.

Domestic Test Centers

For candidates seeking licensure in the U.S., domestic test centers are those within the U.S. and American Samoa, Guam, Northern Mariana Islands and the U.S. Virgin Islands. For candidates seeking licensure/registration in Canada starting in 2015, domestic test centers are those within Canadian provinces/territories and the mainland U.S. (not including territories). 

You can schedule an appointment at a domestic test center through the Pearson VUE NCLEX Candidate website or by calling Pearson VUE NCLEX Candidate Services.

International Test Centers

Candidates can only schedule an appointment for test centers outside the United States by telephone through Pearson VUE NCLEX Candidate Services.

The list of available test centers outside of the U.S. is subject to change without prior notice. Candidates will be notified in the event that the test center at which they are scheduled to take their exam becomes unavailable and may reschedule the exam at another available test center. If, under these circumstances, candidates choose to reschedule the exam at a test center in the United States, the international scheduling fee will be refunded.

Definitions of Domestic and International Test Centers

Test Center Type Candidates Seeking U.S. Licensure Candidates Seeking Canadian Licensure/Registration*
Test Center Type Domestic

Candidates Seeking U.S. Licensure

United States and Territories including American Samoa, Guam, Northern Mariana Islands and the U.S. Virgin Islands

Candidates Seeking Canadian Licensure/Registration*

Canadian Provinces/Territories and the mainland United States

Test Center Type International

Candidates Seeking U.S. Licensure

Test centers outside of the United States and Territories listed above

Candidates Seeking Canadian Licensure/Registration*

Test Centers outside of Canadian Provinces/Territories and the mainland United States