How many times can I take the NCLEX?

You must complete the NCLEX within 12 months of your first attempt at the test. If you fail the test, you will have to wait for 45 days before you can retake the test. You will typically be able to test up to 3 times per year. If you fail the test 3 times, you will have to complete an educational program that is acceptable to the board before you are approved to take the test up to 3 times more. You will have a total of 6 attempts at the test.