How to Apply for the NCLEX®-RN for Internationally Educated Nurses

This section is for you if you are a Internationally Educated Nurse, who is applying to write the NCLEX-RN®.

How to Apply for the NCLEX-RN for Internationally Educated Nurses

Steps to Write the NCLEX®-RN:

  1. Received notification from the CRNS advising you are eligible to write the NCLEX®-RN.
  2. Apply for NCLEX®-RN registration with the CRNS.
  3. Register for the NCLEX®-RN with Pearson VUE and receive Registration Acknowledgement email from Pearson VUE.
  4. Receive Authorization to Test (ATT) email from Pearson VUE. The ATT will specify the 90-day period in which the exam must be scheduled within. If an applicant does not write the exam within the 90-day period, the NCLEX®-RN application will be cancelled and the fee with Pearson VUE is non-refundable.
  5. Schedule your exam with Pearson VUE. Once your exam is booked, you will receive a confirmation email from Pearson VUE regarding your scheduled exam.

Application Process:

  1. Complete the NCLEX®-RN application and pay applicable fee.
  2. When you are ready to schedule your exam, register and pay applicable fee for the NCLEX®-RN with Pearson VUE.

How to Prepare for the NCLEX Once You've Applied Printable PDF

Testing Accommodations

If you have a professionally recognized diagnosis of a disability, impairment, condition, or disorder which could affect your exam performance, you can request a testing accommodation.

To request testing accommodations, complete the Testing Accommodation package.

You can only write at a permanent Pearson VUE testing centre when you have testing accommodations.

If you need any assistance with the testing accommodation process, contact us at .


Regulations and entry requirements are subject to bylaw and policy changes.

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