NCLEX Forms for Utah

RN and LPN Licensure by Examination

Paper application:

Fee: $100.00. This includes:

  • $60.00 application fee
  • $20.00 BCI fingerprint file search fee
  • $20 surcharge for a FBI fingerprint file search

Fees are payable to (DOPL) Utah Division of Occupational and Professional Licensing.

Fees are non-refundable


  • Applications for the state of Utah are submitted in paper. You must print, complete and mail the application found at the link above.
  • All applicants must have a valid Social Security Number. If an SSN is not provided, the application is incomplete and may be denied.
  • Fingerprints and a criminal background check are required. Be aware that, if the information received from the Utah Bureau of Criminal Identification (BCI) or the Federal Bureau of Investigation indicates that you did not disclose all of your criminal history, your license will be immediately and automatically revoked.
  • Applications are valid for up to 6 months.
  • Submitting the application for licensure by examination does NOT register you for the NCLEX. Applicants must register and pay separately for the exam by going to:

As part of the application process, you must:

  • Register with Pearson Vue to take the NCLEX exam. You must do this during the last semester of your nursing program and before sending in the licensure application.
  • Submit an official transcript showing the graduation date and the degree obtained. The transcript must bear the school seal. If transcripts are not sent directly from the school to DOPL, they must be in an envelope sealed by the school.
  • Obtain your fingerprints electronically of via fingerprint card.
  • If you are using fingerprint cards, you must submit two (2) completed cards (Form FD-258) with your application.
  • Submit the application form along with the fee, fingerprints and any additional supporting documents.

Fingerprinting Process

Electronic fingerprinting is offered to DOPL applicants, at no additional charge, at the
DOPL office between 8:00 am and 4:30 pm, Mon-Friday, except holidays. A current
government-issued picture ID is required.

If you cannot obtain fingerprints through DOPL, you may use a local law enforcement agency to obtain ink fingerprints. You must use the blue cards (Form FD-258). These cards will be provided by the agency that rolls your prints.

Licensing Process

Once the application, fee, fingerprints, and supporting documents have been reviewed, the Board will determine if you are eligible to test.

If you are eligible to take the NCLEX, you will receive an authorization to test (ATT) and instructions on scheduling the test.

When passing NCLEX results are received by the board, a license will be issued within 3 weeks.

About Temporary Permits:
Temporary permits, which allow you to practice as a nurse before NCLEX results are reported, are NOT available for nurses in Utah.

If you require special testing accommodations due to disability, you may contact:

Division of Occupational and Professional Licensing
Division Director, (801) 530-6628
160 East 300 South, Box 146741, SLC, UT 84114-6741

Need More Information?
Access the site for the Utah Board of Nursing here: