Requirements for Licensure by Examination in Alabama
A completed application for Licensure by Examination through Online Services on the ABN website.
Official Transcript from your school of nursing
Student copies are not accepted.
Transcripts must be received at the Alabama Board of Nursing in a sealed envelope from your school
Appropriate fees ($85 for the application and an additional $50 if requesting a temporary permit)
Register for NCLEX Exam with Pearson VUE (this is in addition to applying with the Alabama Board of
Follow the instructions in the “NCLEX Candidate Bulletin”
Register online at http://www.pearsonvue.com/nclex
Register by phone 1-866-496-2539
Candidates Requesting Special Accommodations
Requests for modification of the procedures for administering the examination for candidates with
disabilities, must be submitted to the Board with the application for licensure and must include an
evaluation of the disability by the applicant’s licensed physician or licensed psychologist and a statement
from the director of the nursing education program addressing any accommodations made during the
nursing education process.
Applicants who have taken NCLEX in another state
Complete Part I of the “Out of State Repeat Examination Application” and mail the form along with a
self addressed stamped envelope to the state Board of Nursing where you originally applied for
licensure by exam. Contact the respective Board to see if a fee is charged for completion of the form.
Enclose the completed form with your application packet.
A first time applicant for licensure by examination may request a nonrenewable 90 day temporary permit
to practice nursing. The permit will be issued upon approval of a completed application packet for
licensure by examination.
The permit will enable the applicant to practice as a Nursing Graduate under the supervision of a
currently licensed registered nurse physically presen