You’ve Completed the REx-PN - But You Still Have Questions
This brochure provides recent REx-PN candidates information on how their results are processed, what happens if they don’t pass the exam and who to contact if there is a problem with the REx-PN or its administration.Download BrochureFrançais
For quality control purposes, every REx-PN is scored twice, once by the computer at the test center and then after the exam record has been transmitted to Pearson VUE. BCCNM or CNO will send the official results to candidates.
- Official results are ONLY available through BCCNM or CNO and will be sent to candidates within approximately six weeks after the exam.
- Do not call NCSBN, Pearson VUE Candidate Services or the test center for results.
- Although the exam is scored as the candidate completes each item, no results are released at the test center. In fact, test center staff do not have access to the exam results.
- If more than six weeks have passed and candidates have yet to receive a result, contact BCCNM or CNO.
Who Receives a CPR?
Candidates who do not pass the REx-PN, will receive a REx-PN Candidate Performance Report (CPR), which serves as a guide to prepare them to retake the exam.More About the CPR
The NCSBN retake policy allows candidates to retake their exam 60 days after administration of the exam. Some NRBs require candidates to wait longer between exams. This will be reflected in the new ATT’s validity dates.
Candidates who have applied for licensure/registration with a participating nursing regulatory body (NRB) can take the REx-PN six times a year and there must be 60 test-free days between each examination.Contact BCCNM or CNO
Scenarios that Render
- A testing irregularity occurs.
- There is an apparent discrepancy in, or falsification of, a test taker's identification.
- A test taker engages in misconduct or irregular behavior.
- A test taker violates the candidate rules or otherwise breaches their Confidentiality Agreement.
- The results are believed to be invalid for any other reason, notwithstanding the absence of any evidence of a candidate's personal involvement in irregular activities.
Test Security & Invalid Results
NCSBN strives to report results that accurately reflect the ability of each test taker. Accordingly, our standards and procedures for administering exams have two related goals: giving test takers comparable opportunities to demonstrate their abilities and preventing any test takers from gaining an unfair advantage over others.
NCSBN may cancel or withhold a candidate's results if, in NCSBN's judgment, there is a good faith basis to question the validity of the results for any reason, notwithstanding, the absence of any evidence of a candidate's personal involvement in irregular activities. Evidence of invalid results may include, but are not limited to, unusual answer patterns or unusual score increases from one exam to another. If a candidate's result is cancelled, revoked or invalidated without a finding that the candidate engaged in irregular behavior, the candidate may appeal the decision and/or will be offered a free retest. An appeal is a candidate's exclusive means of redress with regard to NCSBN's decision to take this action.