What forms of identification are accepted at the test center?

The only acceptable forms of identification in test centers in the United States* are:

  • U.S. drivers license (if expired, a renewal slip must be presented in order to be admitted) (Department of Motor Vehicle-Issued)
  • U.S. state identification (Department of Motor Vehicle-Issued)
  • Passport
  • U.S. Military Identification

The only identification acceptable in test centers outside of the United States is:

  • Passport

All identification must be valid and not expired with signature and photograph.  All identification must be in English and signed in English.

Driver’s or learner’s permits are not acceptable as identification for admittance to the NCLEX examination.  Only the identifications listed above will be accepted.

Candidates with identification from a country on the U.S. government’s sanctioned countries will have to follow the requirements listed in order to sit for the exam.

For more information on identification, visit the Acceptable Identifcation page.

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

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