RN/LPN Application Fee: $50.00
Fees are non-refundable and payable to Continental Testing Services, Inc.
As part of the application process, you must:
The Fingerprinting Process
Fingerprints must be taken within 60 days from the date that the application is submitted.
Both electronic and ink fingerprints are accepted. In-state applicants should have their fingerprints taken electronically at a LiveScan location. Select a LiveScan location from the list provided in the application packet. When you have your fingerprints taken, ask for a receipt and affix the receipt to your application form.
If you are out of state, you may have ink fingerprints taken, you may do this at any local law enforcement agency or private vendor trained to take ink fingerprints. The IDENTITY VERIFICATION CERTIFYING STATEMENT form must accompany your application.
Once you are registered for the NCLEX and the application, fee, and supporting documentation have been reviewed, the Board will determine your eligibility to test.
Applicants who are deemed eligible to test will receive an Authorization To Test (ATT) notification directly from the testing service. The ATT letter will include information regarding scheduling the examination.
When passing examination results are received by the Board, a license will be issued.
The state of Illinois only issues temporary permits to nurses seeking licensure by endorsement.
Candidates with Disabilities:
If you require accommodations during the exam, submit the Reasonable Accommodation Request for Examinees with Disabilities Form found here: Request for Special Accommodations
Access the site for the Illinois Board of Nursing here: Illinois Board of Nursing