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** This is an overview of the process. For more details see our page on NCLEX & Licensing in California

How to register for the NCLEX-RN in California

Los Angeles, Fresno, San Diego, Sacramento , San Jose, Oakland, San Francisco, Santa Ana, Long Beach, Anaheim and more...

1) Register with the California Board of Nursing:

California Board of Registered Nursing

Contact: Louise Bailey, MEd, RN, Executive Officer

1747 North Market Boulevard, Suite 150
Sacramento, CA 95834

Phone: 916.322.3350
Fax: 916.574.8637
Website: www.rn.ca.gov

2) Register to take the NCLEX test with Pearson Vue. Registration can be done by telephone, on the web, or by snail mail.

3) Pearson Vue will send you a confirmation of registration.

4) The California Nursing Board that you applied to will send you confirmation of your eligibility to take the test (this must be done within 365 days from your original registration)

5) Pearson Vue will send you an Authorization To Test (ATT). The exam must be taken in appx. ninety days, depending on the state.

6) Once you get an ATT, you schedule your exam. You can find a testing center near you, plus a convenient time by visiting Pearson Vue. You schedule your exam either by phone or on the web.

7) Pearson Vue will then send you a confirmation that your NCLEX test has been scheduled.