STEPS TO FOLLOW TO US LICENSURE
Meanwhile, you should be preparing to pass the NCLEX Exam

Before you can take the NCLEX, you'll need an Authorization to Test (ATT).
To get this, you'll need to apply to your state of choice board of nursing and then register with Pearson VUE.

You'll want to start this process well in advance of your target date for taking the exam, Board of Nursing


Step 1. Credentials Evaluation Service (CES), go to CGFNS

Complete the state of choice online application
Pay necessary fees for (CES) Credentials Evaluation Service Academic Report Application $385
Gather documents for CGFNS and State Application
Submit documents for CGFNS and State Application

Once submitted, the evaluation process can take 12- 24 weeks (3-6 Months); CGFNS will send CES to the State and State decides whether the candidate is eligible to take the NCLEX.

Step 2. If the state of choice requires you meet the language assessment, fee is $180

Step 3. GO TO TOEFL to begin The TOEFL iBT® test, is administered via the internet, and it’s offered more than 50 times a year at ETS-authorized test centers, in Puerto Rico there’s two, Hato Rey & Mayaguez

Find the testing location and dates here.
To get a glimpse into how you might perform on the actual exam, here’s a TOEFL Free Resource compliments of Kaplan Nursing 


Once you’ve met the CGFNS guidelines and passed the TOEFL AND ONLY after the board of nursing/regulatory body (BON/RB) declares you eligible, you will receive an Authorization to Test (ATT) email.

Step 4. Register to test with Pearson Vue and pay $200 testing fee.

Set appointment to take NCLEX Exam with Pearson Vue 

Only ONE Test Center in Puerto Rico
Pearson Professional Centers 787-523-0107     
Calle C 475, DASE Building - Suite 502, Los Frailes Industrial, Guaynabo, 00969 

Pass the NCLEX Exam!

Steps to follow to US Licensure 

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