How does the application process work? 

For Canadian graduates a file is opened when the SRNA receives your application, the required fees, documents and transcripts or verification of completion of nursing education programs. The information is assessed for accuracy and authenticity and if required, we may contact you for further information. Once you have met the SRNA’s requirements, we will notify Pearson VUE that you are eligible to write the NCLEX-RN® exam. Pearson VUE will then email you an Authorization to Test (ATT) which is valid for only 90 days. These validity dates cannot be extended for any reason. If you do not test within these dates you will have to re-register and pay another exam fee to the SRNA and Pearson VUE. 

Internally Educated Nurses may apply for the exam only after receiving a decision letter (letter of eligibility) from SRNA. This letter indicates that you are eligible to apply for the exam. When you receive that decision letter, SRNA will share the applications for the NCLEX-RN® and Graduate Nurse (GN) licence. 

If you have previously submitted your result to the National Nursing Assessment Service (NNAS), you do not have to re-submit your results to SRNA. 

How long will it take to process my SRNA application for the NCLEX-RN®? 

We process applications in the order they are received. During busy periods we may require up to eight weeks for processing your application. 

How can I track my progress with my SRNA application? 

Once you complete the applications you will create a member profile. This will allow you to track your progress with your own checklist. It is available at MySRNA tab/My Checklist & Document Upload.

How many times can I write the NCLEX-RN®? 

On March 10, 2017, the Minister of Health approved the new bylaw for additional exam writes.

As of January 1, 2015, to be eligible for registration and the issuance of a licence to practice registered nursing in the general practice category, a person must write and pass the National Council Licensure Exam for Registered Nurses within three years of the date of completion of the registered nursing program.

A person admitted as an internationally educated nurse must write and pass the NCLEX®-RN exam within three years of the date of becoming eligible to write the exam.

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If required, how soon can I write the NCLEX-RN® if I am not successful?  

An unsuccessful candidate is allowed to reschedule the NCLEX-RN® exam after 45 days following the day the exam was written. 

How do I find out my examination results? 

This will be provided to you by the SRNA. Information on this will be posted on the SRNA website when it is available. 

If I have to rewrite the exam do I need to fill out another application and pay a fee? 

Yes, you will need to complete a modified SRNA application form and pay another examination fee. You must also re-register for the exam with Pearson VUE and pay their fee. 

How does the Authorization to Test (ATT) work and are there important things I should know once I receive an email that the ATT is valid? 

After an NCLEX-RN® registration with Person VUE is created, it will stay open for 365 days. Once you are made eligible by the SRNA, you must test within the ATT validity dates as stated in the email. 

How do I make changes to my personal information? 

You can go to, click on the My SRNA tab, My Profile and the Update your information. If you change your name you will need to upload a clear copy of your marriage/change of name documentation to your SRNA account. Once you receive the ATT, you cannot make edits to your user account. If you need to make changes you will need to contact the SRNA.

Where would I write the NCLEX-RN® in Saskatchewan? 

In Regina, there will be a Temporary Test Centre, which is available only on certain days of the year. For 2017, the dates include: February 14-16; July 6-13 and October 17-20. The location for the Regina TTC is at the Doubletree Regina (1975 Broad Street).

You can also view the Canadian Temporary Testing Locations & Schedules at:

Where would I find information about registration and licensure with the SRNA? 

You can find this information at

What if I want to register and licence in another province? 

If you have questions about practicing in another province, you will have to contact the RN regulatory body for that province to learn about their application process.

How will I be notified by Pearson VUE that I am able to write the NCLEX-RN®?

Once you have registered and met the requirements you will receive an email with an Authorization to Test (ATT) from Pearson VUE. Then you can schedule by either email or phone the day to write the exam and its location. Candidates are encouraged to schedule the exam as soon as possible after receiving the ATT. You will receive a confirmation email from Pearson VUE once an exam is scheduled with its location.

How does the SRNA communicate the NCLEX-RN® to candidates?

The Student NCLEX Corner will keep you up to date. Please visit the SRNA Facebook site at: student-corner/687566157956283

Who do I contact at the SRNA if I have questions?

If you have any questions for the SRNA please contact:

Additional FAQs

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