Can a school/agency/employer pay for my NCLEX?

Yes, nursing schools, agencies or employers may register and pay for the NCLEX examination on behalf of the candidate.  This is considered a Workforce Exception, or a Third Party Payment.

Please follow the instructions below for processing with a third party payment:

Write ‘Workforce Exception’ on a post-it note (or any note), place on the $200 check (made payable to NCSBN), and mail both the NCLEX registration form and check to:

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

Candidates using the third party method should NOT use the enclosed envelope found in the NCLEX® Candidate Bulletin to submit their registration and payment.

Additionally, candidates may register online by visiting and choosing the certified check/cashiers check/money order payment option. At the end of the online registration process, they will be instructed to print their confirmation.  The confirmation and third party check should be mailed to the address above.

If the school/agency/employer is registering multiple candidates and paying with one check (e.g., a $600 check for three registrations), the same mailing procedures above apply. Please note any issues with any of the registrations associated with the payment will delay processing of all registrations.

For more information on these types of payments, visit the Third-Party Payments page.

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