Testing Modifications for NCLEX Candidates with Disabilities

In compliance with the Americans with Disabilities Act (ADA), the Kentucky Board of Nursing provides reasonable accommodations for candidates with disabilities who will be sitting for the National Council Licensure Examination (NCLEX).

Accommodations may be requested using the Special Accommodations Request Form [PDF Format - 137KB].  It is recommended that you request accommodations at the time you submit your application for licensure.  Candidates may register for NCLEX at any time, but should not schedule a test date until KBN notifies Pearson/Vue of the accommodations that have been approved.  After being made eligible to test, Pearson/Vue will send your Authorization To Test (ATT), which will indicate that accommodations have been granted, but will not list those accommodations.

Original documentation must also be received from the disabilities coordinator at your education program and from a qualified diagnostician with expertise in the diagnosed disability.  Faxed copies will not be accepted.  All tests/assessments used in the diagnostic process must be performed within two years prior to applying to KBN for licensure and must be professionally recognized adult tests/assessments resulting in  a professionally recognized diagnosis.

Specific requirements are listed on the Special Accommodations Request Form [PDF Format - 137KB].