Accommodations for the NCLEX Examination

The Florida Board of Nursing may provide reasonable and appropriate special testing accommodations. Learn more about their policy on the Florida Board of Nursing website.

The information provided below is taken from the "Special Testing Accommodations for Examinees with Disabilities," according to the State of Florida’s Department of Health, Division of Medical Quality Assurance.

The Department of Health provides reasonable and appropriate accommodations in accordance with the Americans with Disabilities Act of 1990 for examination applicants with documented disabilities who demonstrate a need for accommodation. Applicants requesting accommodations must personally initiate the application for special testing accommodations as those made by a third party (such as an evaluator or medical school) cannot be honored.

In accordance with 64B-1.005(3)(a) F.A.C., applications for testing accommodations must be submitted no later than sixty (60) days prior to the first day of the examination for which special testing accommodations are requested and should be accompanied by the required documentation. Applications submitted after that day may not be available; early requests are encouraged.

Generally Available Accommodations: Test accommodations that may be available include, but are not limited to the following:

  • Assistance in completing the answer sheet(s) - (scribe),
  • Extended testing time,
  • Extra or extended breaks (without extended testing time for the examination),
  • Large print examination,
  • Printed copy of verbal instructions read by the proctor,
  • Reader,
  • Separate area for testing.

For more detailed information about the process and/or the NCLEX application and procedures, please visit the Florida Board of Nursing website and/or the following documents: