Retaking the National Council Licensure Examination NCLEX


  • If an applicant does not pass the exam, he/she will receive an NCLEX Candidate Performance Report (CPR) and letter from KBN. The CPR is an individualized document that shows how a candidate performed in each of the test plan content areas.
  • A provisional license is invalidated upon unsuccessful completion of NCLEX. The provisional licensee must immediately cease practicing in a licensed nursing position.
  • Requirements for retaking the NCLEX
  • 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.  Obtain more information about the state and federal criminal background check.
  • The Jurisprudence Exam is valid for one year and will transfer to your new application.
  • Re-register with Pearson VUE and pay the $200.00 fee.
    • This fee is paid directly to Pearson VUE and not the KBN. It is subject to change without notice.
  • A new Authorization to Test (ATT) will be emailed 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.