The National Council Licensure Examinations for registered nurses and for practical nurses are scheduled within 30 days after a first-time candidate's request for an appointment, while repeat test takers are scheduled within 45 days. Applicants can ask to reschedule later than the 30-day or 45-day period they are initially given.
Candidates can request for an examination schedule via the Pearson VUE website, through a phone call or via international test centers. To qualify for an appointment, applicants must have received an Authorization to Test email. The email contains information such as authorization number, candidate identification number and the Authorization to Test's expiration date, which is usually within 90 days.