Retaking the National Council Licensure Examination NCLEX

​Unsuccessful NCLEX Results

If an applicant does not pass the exam, he/she will receive an 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.

Retaking the NCLEX 2nd attempt

  • ​Re-register with Pearson VUE and pay the $200.00 fee.
  • YOU DO NOT have to complete the KBN application and pay the $125 fee.
  • YOU DO NOT have to repeat the state/federal background check.
  • YOU DO NOT have to repeat the jurisprudence exam.
  • A NEW ATT will be emailed from Pearson VUE.
    • You may reapply anytime and may select your test date but you will not be allowed to re-test during a 45 day period from the date that you last took the NCLEX.

Unsuccessful NCLEX after the 2nd attempt

Retaking the NCLEX 3 or more attempts

A provisional license is valid for 6 months or invalidated upon the 2nd unsuccessful attempt of completion of the NCLEX.

If an applicant does not pass the exam, he/she will receive an NCLEX Candidate Performance Report (CPR) and a letter from KBN. The CPR is an individualized document that shows how a candidate performed in each of the test plan content areas.

  • Complete the examination application located on the KBN’s website and pay the application fee of $125.00. All Fees are Non-Refundable.
  • If your previous background check was completed within the last 6 months it will be transferred to your new application. If the report is older than 6 months, you will need to redo the background check.
  • The Jurisprudence Exam is valid for one year and will transfer to your new application. If the Jurisprudence Exam is older than 1 year, you will need to recomplete.
  • Re-register with Pearson VUE and pay the $200.00 fee.
  • A new ATT will be emailed from Pearson VUE to schedule your exam.
    • ​You may reapply anytime and may select your test date but you will not be allowed to re-test during a 45 day period from the date that you last took the NCLEX.