Navigating the NCLEX Exam with Exam Centres Around the World

Sep 09, 2023 4 min read
NCLEX Exam Centres Around the World

Key Takeaway:

  • The NCLEX exam can be taken at various Pearson VUE centres located in different countries
  • Before your exam day, thoroughly research your chosen exam centre’s location, rules, and guidelines to ensure a smooth testing experience.
  • Choose an exam centre that’s conveniently located and available on your preferred test date, considering factors like travel, parking, and public transportation.

Introduction

The healthcare system in any country is made up of various healthcare professionals such as doctors, nurses, pharmacists, lab technicians, and many more. Each of these professionals performs different functions and contributes to the overall health of the community and promotes the protection of public health.

Nurses play a significant role in patient care and spend a lot of their time and energy ensuring their safety, educating them about their conditions and providing instructions. If you are a nurse dreaming of making it big in your career, you might have considered moving abroad at least once. In that case, you would’ve heard about the NCLEX assessment. Let’s explore where these exams are held.

Navigating the NCLEX Exam with Exam Centres Around the World

  • Introduction
  • What is the NCLEX Exam?
  • NCLEX Exam Centres Around the World
    • American Samoa
    • Australia
    • Brazil
    • Canada
    • Guam
    • Germany
    • Hong Kong
    • India
    • Japan
    • The Mariana Islands
    • Mexico
    • Puerto Rico
    • Philippines
    • South Africa
    • Taiwan
    • Turkey
    • United Kingdom
  • Why is NCLEX a Good Choice for Nurses?
  • Conclusion
  • FAQs

What is the NCLEX Exam?

Nurses are high in demand not just in India, but also in other countries such as Australia, Canada, the US, etc. These countries are ready to welcome nurses from all over the world with golden career opportunities. The stepping stone to becoming a nurse in these countries is an assessment called the NCLEX.

The National Council Licensure Examination (NCLEX) is a standardised test that determines whether aspiring nurses possess the knowledge and skills necessary to practise in foreign countries.

The countries that accept NCLEX include:

  • United States
  • United Kingdom
  • Canada
  • Australia
  • New Zealand
  • Ireland
  • Australia

This exam ensures that nurses are equipped with the essential knowledge and skills to provide safe and effective care. As you prepare for this important milestone, understanding and knowing the various exam centres can help you approach the NCLEX with confidence.

NCLEX Exam Centres Around the World

The NCLEX aspirants aspiring to become registered nurses abroad need not fly to those countries to take the NCLEX exam. There are numerous NCLEX exam centres around the world and the candidates can choose the centre closest to them for attending the exam. 

Pearson VUE is a reputable provider of testing services, and they also administer the NCLEX. Pearson VUE has a wide range of test centres, making it convenient for candidates to find a location that suits them. Make sure that you check the specific requirements and regulations for the Pearson VUE centre you choose.

Let us familiarise ourselves with the exam centres and their locations.

Given below is a list of the regions and countries where NCLEX exams are held.

  • American Samoa
  • Australia
  • Brazil
  • Canada
  • Guam
  • Germany
  • Hong Kong
  • India
  • Japan
  • Mariana Islands
  • Mexico
  • Puerto Rico
  • Philippines
  • South Africa
  • Taiwan
  • Turkey
  • United Kingdom

The exact locations of the exam centres in each region are given below.

American Samoa 

Pearson Professional Centers – Pago Pago AS

Pago Plaza, PO Box AC, Suite 222, Pago Pago 96799

Telephone: 011-684-633-7873

Australia 

Pearson Professional Centers – Sydney, Australia

Level 6, 287 Elizabeth Street, Sydney, New South Wales 2000

Telephone: 612 9467 6602

Brazil

Pearson Professional Centers – Sao Paulo, Brazil

Rua Helena, 260 – sala 33 – 3º. Andar, Edificio Atrium IV

Vila Olímpia, São Paulo São Paulo 04552-050

Telephone: 55 11 3841-9333

Canada 

Pearson Professional Centers – British Columbia

4190 Lougheed Hwy, Suite 103, Burnaby, BC V5C 6A8

Telephone: 604-678-2636

Pearson Professional Centres – Montreal

7705 17th Avenue, Montreal, QC H2A 2S4

Telephone: 514-727-6006

Guam

Pearson Professional Centers – Tamuning GU

267 South Marine Drive, Ste 2E, Tamuning 96913

Telephone: +671-649-2286

Germany 

Pearson Professional Centers – Frankfurt

62 Bettinastrasse, 4th floor, Frankfurt, 60325

Telephone: +49 69- 7409 3624

Hong Kong 

Pearson Professional Centers – Hong Kong

Grand Millennium Plaza, 181 Queens Road, Central, Hong Kong

Telephone: +91 85221678568

India 

Pearson Professional Centers – Bangalore

Trade Center, Dickenson Road, Next to Maniple Centre, Bangalore, KAR 560042

Telephone: +91-80-41134165

Pearson Professional Centers – Chennai

Gee Gee Emerald Building, 151, Village Road, Nungambakkam, Chennai, TAM 600034

Telephone: +91-44-43021101

Pearson Professional Centers – Hyderabad

202, ABK Olbee Plaza, Road No.1, Banjara Hills, Hyderabad, AND 500034

Telephone: +91-40-66469825

Pearson Vue Professional Centers – New Delhi

Yousuf Sarai Community Centre, Above Hyundai Showroom, New Delhi, DEL 110016

Telephone: +91-11-41841472

Pearson Professional Centers – Mumbai

Solitaire Corporate Park,167 Andheri, J B Nagar Link Rd, Chakala, Andheri,

Mumbai, MAH 400093

Telephone: +91-22-40056787

Japan 

Pearson Professional Centers – Osaka

12F Osaka Dai-Ichi Seimei Bldg, 1-8-17 Umeda, Kita-ku, Osaka-shi, Osaka 530-0001

Telephone: 81-661363680

Pearson Professional Centers – Tokyo

The Imperial Tower 18F, 1-1-1, Uchisaiwai-cho, Chiyoda-ku, Tokyo 100-0011

Telephone: 03-6891-0501

Mariana Islands 

Pearson Professional Centers – Saipan MP

Del Sol Building, Suite 102, P.O. Box 505140, Saipan 96950

Telephone: 670-233-0216

Mexico

Pearson Professional Centers – Mexico

Atlacomulco 500, Industrial Atoto, Naucalpan, Estado de Mexico 53519

Telephone: +55.5359.8106

Puerto Rico 

Pearson Professional Centers – San Juan

273 Ponce de Leon Avenue, Plaza Scotiabank, Suite 501, San Juan,00917

Telephone: +787-641-9632

Philippines 

Pearson Professional Centers – Manila

Trident Tower, 313 Senator Gil Puyat Avenue, Makati City, Manila, 1327

Telephone: +63 2 887 2198

South Africa

Pearson Professional Centers – Johannesburg

Sandton City – Office Tower, 83 Rivonia Road, Sandhurst, Sandton, Johannesburg, 2146

Telephone: 011 784 3093

Taiwan

Pearson Professional Centers – Taipei

No 163 Sec 1, 13 F-3, Keelung Road, Union Century Building, Taipei

Telephone: +886 2 2756 7808

Turkey

Pearson Professional Centers – Istanbul

Süleyman Seba Cad. No 48

BJK Plaza, A Blok, Kat 1, D:3

Akaretler, Besiktas

34357 Istanbul, Turkiye

Telephone: +90-212 227 4937

United Kingdom 

Pearson Professional Centers – London

190 High Holborn, London, WC1V 7BH

Telephone: +08007314359

Before your exam day, take the time to research your chosen exam centre. Understand its location, parking options, public transportation availability, and any specific instructions or rules you need to follow on the day of the test. Being well-prepared and familiar with the exam centre can alleviate unnecessary stress on the day of the NCLEX.

Why is NCLEX a Good Choice for Nurses?

Clearing the NCLEX makes the nurses eligible to work in great countries and experience different healthcare systems. Healthcare professionals working abroad usually enjoy a lot of perks and benefits as part of their job. The healthcare system in the NCLEX-accepted countries is top-notch and promises quality care for those who seek it. 

Like any other healthcare professional, nurses also get the opportunity to constantly learn and grow. They get to make a real impact on the community and experience great career flexibility. 

Lucrative salaries and packages are another great attraction to nurses across the globe to clear the NCLEX and migrate to these countries.

Conclusion

In conclusion, the NCLEX exam centres play a significant role in your testing experience. Choose the centre that best fits your needs and aligns with your location. Stay informed about the centre’s guidelines, arrive early on exam day, and approach the NCLEX with confidence. Passing the NCLEX is a crucial step toward realising your dream of becoming a licensed nurse, and knowing what to expect from the exam centre can make the journey smoother.

FAQs

Q: Where are the NCLEX exam centres in India?

Ans: Bangalore, Chennai, New Delhi, Hyderabad, Mumbai.

Q: How much does the NCLEX exam registration fee cost?

Ans: The US: $200

Canada: $360

Australia $200

Q: What are the NCLEX fee payment methods?

Ans: Credit cards, debit cards, prepaid cards, and third-party payments are the accepted payment methods.

Q: Can a refund of the NCLEX fees be available?

Ans: The fee paid for the NCLEX will not be refunded at any cost.

Q: Can I retake my NCLEX exam?

Ans: You can attempt the NCLEX exam up to eight times a year. Reach out to your state’s Nursing Regulatory Board for confirmation.

Dr. Akram Ahmad
Dr. Akram Ahmad
about the author

Dr. Akram Ahmad is a clinical pharmacist and lecturer with over 10 years of teaching and research experience across various subjects of medicine in India, Malaysia and Australia. He is an educationist and a medpreneur with extensive knowledge of the global healthcare diaspora. Through his articles, videos and engaging sessions, he always aims to impart unexplored knowledge about the healthcare world to interested students and professionals.