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NCLEX Forms for Montana

Application for Registered Nurse by Examination

RN/LPN Application Paper Form: Apply Online

Licensure Application Fee: $100.00

Fee with Temporary Permit Request: $125.00 ($100.00 + $25.00 for temporary permit)

Fingerprint fee: Varies

Fingerprint submission fee: $30

Fees are payable to the Montana Board of Nursing. All application fees are NON-REFUNDABLE and must be received with your application to insure proper processing.


Applications for the state of Montana must be submitted in paper. You must print out the form, fill it out, and mail it in to the Iowa Board of Nursing. ILLEGIBLE and INCOMPLETE applications will be returned.

It is critical to your licensure to not withhold any information regarding each question on
the application.

Submitting the application for licensure by examination does NOT register you for the exam. Applicants must register and pay separately for the exam by going to: www.pearsonvue.com.

To complete the application process you must:

  • Complete the Montana Application for Licensure by Examination form.
  • Submit the appropriate fee.
  • Request official transcripts from your school showing date of graduation and degree conferred. The transcripts should be sent by your nursing school directly to the Montana Board of Nursing.
  • Register for the NCLEX. Register with Pearson VUE at (866) 496-2539 or Pearson Vue.

Licensing Process

Completed applications will be reviewed by the Board. If applicants are determined to be eligible to test, they will receive an authorization to test (ATT) notification from Pearson VUE.

Applicants must take and pass the NCLEX.

When the Board office receives the applicant's passing test results from Pearson VUE, the applicant will be issued a license.

About Temporary Permits

Both RN and LPN applicants may request a temporary permit. A temporary permit allows you to practice nursing until the results of the NCLEX are available.

To obtain a temporary permit in Montana, you must:

  • Submit a completed Montana State Board of Nursing examination application and all supporting document.
  • Complete the Temporary Permit application found here: Temporary Permit Application
  • Pay the appropriate temporary permit fee ($25.00).
  • Register with Pearson VUE.

Temporary permits are valid for a period of 90 days and may not be renewed or

The Board may not authorize all temporary permit requests.

Need More Information?

Access the site for the Montana Board of Nursing here: Montana Board of Nursing