After the Exam

Unofficial and Official Results

If your nursing regulatory body (NRB) participates in the Quick Results Service*, you can receive your “unofficial” results two business days after the exam. This service is available for $7.95 from your candidate profile.

*only applies to candidates seeking licensure in the U.S.

Official results are ONLY available through your NRB and will be sent to you approximately six weeks after the exam. Do NOT call NCSBN, Pearson VUE NCLEX Candidate Services or the test center for results.

Candidates Who Do Not Pass

If you didn't pass the exam, you'll receive a 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. Candidates who fail the exam can use the CPR as a guide to prepare them to retake the exam.

Retaking NCLEX

Do the following if choosing to retake the NCLEX:


  • Contact your NRB and notify them that you plan to retake the exam. Determine what fees or materials you need to submit to the NRB. 
  • Reregister with Pearson VUE and pay the fee
  • Wait to receive your new ATT. 
  • Schedule your new exam. 

Per NCSBN policy, you’ll need to wait a minimum of 45 days between each exam. This length of time is determined by the NRB and will be reflected in the new ATT’s validity dates.