Provisional registration may be granted to eligible applicants who want to work while meeting their outstanding registration requirements. If you are granted provisional registration you will be assigned specific conditions you must meet to be eligible for practising registration. When these conditions are met, your provisional registration is automatically converted to practising registration.
There is no separate application for provisional registration. You will be asked if you want to be considered for provisional registration when you complete your
application for practising registered nurse registration.
You can continue working on provisional registration after one exam fail. You’ll be eligible to write the exam again in 45 days from the date of the first attempt. It is your responsibility to inform all of your current or prospective employers of your unsuccessful exam result and updated provisional registration conditions.
If you do not currently hold provisional registration or if you intend to add additional employers to your provisional registration and you have failed the exam one time:
If you fail the NCLEX a second time, you are no longer eligible for provisional RN registration and will not be considered for registration until you pass the exam.
Notice of expiry to registrant: Your provisional registration will expire expire approximately four to six weeks after being notified of your second failure. You will receive an email confirming these details two to five business days after receiving your exam results.
You MUST notify your employer(s) of the new expiry date.