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NCLEX Forms for New York

RN and LPN Licensure by Examination

RN Application: RN Apply Online

LPN Application: LPN Apply Online

RN and LPN Applications: $143.00

RN and LPN Applications with temporary permit $178.00 ($143.00 + $35.00 for permit)

Fees are payable to "New York State Education". 

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


As part of the application process, you must:

  • Register with Pearson Vue to take the NCLEX exam. You must do this before sending in the licensure application.
  • Take the Certification of Education form to your school's Registrar's office. Request that the form be completed and sent directly to the Board of Nursing. The form may be found here: Certificate of Education

Licensing Process

Once the application, fee, and supporting documents have been reviewed, the Board will determine if you are eligible to test.

If you are eligible to take the NCLEX, you will receive an authorization to test (ATT) and instructions on scheduling the test.

When passing NCLEX results are received by the board, a license will be issued.

About Temporary Permits:

Temporary licenses, which allow you to practice nursing while awaiting NCLEX results, are issued by the state of New York. A limited permit expires one year from the date of issuance or until exam results are available. Your temporary license or permanent license must have been issued before you begin any job, including employee orientation.

New graduates of New York State nursing education programs registered by the New York State Education Department as licensure-qualifying who have applied for licensure and a limited permit may be employed to practice under the supervision of a registered professional nurse for 90 days immediately following graduation pending receipt of a limited permit.

If you require special testing accommodations due to disability, you must check the box in item 7 of the licensure application and fill out the form found here: Special Accommodations Request. You may also request a copy of the form by calling 518-474-3817 ext. 320 or by faxing 518-473-8222.

Need More Information?
Access the site for the New York Board of Nursing here: NY Board of Nursing