NOTICE FROM NCSBN RE: NEW RULE RELATED TO NCLEX®
July 9, 2013
As of March 2013, NCLEX candidates are required to store all electronic devices (i.e., cell/mobile/smart phones, cameras and tablets) in sealable bags provided at check-in by the test administrators (TA). These bags must remain in your locker for the duration of the examination. This policy has been implemented at all Pearson Professional Centers (PPCs). You are prohibited from tampering with the electronic device bag at any time.
Exam Day: New Cell Phone Policy
At the completion of your exam, take your sealed bag to the TA at the administration desk. As a part of the check-out process, it is the TA's responsibility to open the bag.
If you fail to comply with these rules, an incident report will be created and submitted for review. This could result in the cancellation of your result.
The goal of this policy is to prevent candidates from inadvertently touching their electronic devices thus reducing result cancellations. To date, there has been measured success in attaining this goal.
Please see the NCLEX Examination Candidate Rules for additional information on the new cell phone policy, as well as a list of all of the candidate rules.
Requirements for Repeat Exam Applicants
Contact your school of nursing to request that an official transcript be mailed to the Alabama Board of Nursing if it has been more that 12 months since you last tested.
Applicants who have taken NCLEX in another state
Contact your school of nursing to request that an official transcript be mailed to the Alabama Board of Nursing.
- Repeat Examination Applicants
- Complete the online Exam application to the Board of Nursing and pay the $85 fee. (You are not eligible for a temporary permit)
- Register and pay for NCLEX with Pearson VUE (this is in addition to applying with the Alabama Board of Nursing)
Do not reapply for licensure by examination until you receive official test results by mail notifying you of failure.
Exam applicants are eligible to re-test after 45 days.