Pearson VUE is the largest and leading commercial testing company and education publisher in the world. It is part of an $8 billion corporation Pearson plc, and operates nationally and internationally in the countries US, UK and India, and with satellite operations in Japan and China. In these countries, Pearson Vue delvers highly valued tests for the licensure, certification, academic admissions, regulatory, and government testing for clients. The testing network is spread to over 5,000 test centers in 165 countries and among them 230 Pearson Professional Centers is fully owned and operated by the Pearson Vue.

In United States of America, Pearson VUE also offers its services to National Council of State Boards of Nursing (NCSBN) for scheduling NCLEX exam (the National Council Licensure Examination) for RN or LPN Licensure.

You must also understand that in the US, any individual aiming to work, practice or perform nursing services in the various types of health care facilities such as hospitals, nursing homes, long term care facilities, health clinics and other types of settings in an entry level position, must pass NCLEX exam.

The reason for passing the NCLEX exam can be attributed to the requirements of the licensing authorities of each state, commonwealth and territorial boards of nursing that requires the licensed candidate must be fully competent to safeguard public health and welfare through safe and quality nursing cares. The competency level of the candidate is evaluated through the NCLEX exam that is developed by NSCBN, meeting all standards as prescribed by the state Nurse Practice Acts. The exams are delivered in Computerized Adaptive Testing (CAT) method, using computer technology and measurement theory and delivered in the Pearson Vue Test Centers across the country.

The services and information offered by Pearson Vue regarding NCLEX exam includes:

1. Registering to take the NCLEX examination
(Pearson VUE Options for Registration)

  • Internet Registration 
  • Telephone Registration 
  • Mail-in Registration 
  • Registration Time Limit 

2. Authorization to Test (ATT) letter
3. Lost ATT letter
4. Scheduling/Rescheduling an exam appointment
(Register for the NCLEX with Pearson VUE Options)

  • Scheduling Via the Internet –
  • Scheduling Via the Telephone – Call Pearson VUE NCLEX Candidate Services
  • Scheduling at an International Test Center – schedule an appointment for test centers outside the U.S.* by the telephone through the Pearson VUE NCLEX Candidate Services.

U.S. includes American Samoa, Guam, Northern Mariana Islands, and the    Virgin Islands.

The NCLEX – RN or NCLEX-PN candidates can contact Pearson VUE at their website:

The Telephone Contact numbers of Pearson VUE for Candidate Services in the United States and internationally includes:

United States:
Call toll-free at 1.866.49NCLEX (1.866.496.2539)
Asia Pacific Region:
+603.8314.9605(pay number)
Europe, Middle East, Africa:
  +44.161.855.7445 (pay number)
91.120.439.7837 (pay number)

Other Countries:
1.952.681.3815 (pay number)

The candidates using a Telecommunications Device for the Deaf (TDD) for hearing impairments can call the U.S.A. Relay Service at (toll-free) 1.800.627.3529 or the Canada & International Inbound relay service at (pay number) 605.224.1837. These services are available 24 x 7 days.

Mailing Contact Address:

NCLEX Examination Program
Pearson Professional Testing
5601 Green Valley Drive
Bloomington, MN 55437-1099

Mail both the NCLEX registration form and third party payment to:

NCLEX Workforce Program
Pearson VUE
5601 Green Valley Drive, Room 220
Bloomington, MN 55437