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Initial Licensure and Recognition Forms - NCLEX Examination Special Accommodation


In compliance with the Americans with Disabilities Act (ADA), the Texas Board of Nursing provides reasonable accommodations for candidates with disabilities that may interfere with their performance on the National Council Licensure Examination for Registered Nurses (NCLEX-RN®) or the National Council Licensure Examination for Practical Nurses (NCLEX-PN®). Disability is defined in the Americans with Disabilities Act as a “physical or mental impairment that substantially limits one or more of the major life activities of such individual; a record of such an impairment; or being regarded as having such an impairment.” Major life activities means “functions such as caring for one’s self, performing manual tasks, walking, seeing, hearing, speaking, breathing, learning, working.” (28CFR35.104 - Nondiscrimination on the Basis of Disability in State and Local Government)


Candidates requesting special accommodations must submit the following documentation to support the request:

1. A completed Special Accommodations Request form.

2. A Professional Documentation of Disability form completed by an appropriate professional within the last three years. Please see Qualifications for Diagnostician. Complete a Consent to Release Information form and together with the Qualifications for Diagnostician form give it to the diagnostician who will be completing the Professional Documentation of Disability. This will enable the Board and the National Council of State Boards of Nursing, Inc. to obtain additional information or clarification from the diagnostician, if necessary, while processing the request.

3. A Nursing Program Verification form completed by the dean or director of the nursing program attended.


Applicants for special accommodations are urged to submit their requests and supporting documentation as early in the application process as possible, preferably before submitting the registration to the testing service, to facilitate the review. If there is a need for further verification of the disability from the applicant or the professional verifying the disability and the need for modification, it is possible that the decision on granting the modification will be delayed and consequently the date when the candidate can take the examination. Once the request is received together with all the required documentation, the Board will process the request and notify the candidate of the decision. If you have any questions, please contact the Board examination staff at 512/305-7400.

The following are testing centers in the state with capabilities for providing special accommodations:

Abilene 500 Chestnut, Suite 856 915-675-5694
Amarillo 1616 S. Kentucky, Suite C305 806-463-7465
Bellaire (Houston) 6800 W. Loop South, Ste 405 713-838-1849
Houston (SE) 8876 Gulf Freeway Bldg, Ste 220 713-943-2479
Corpus Christi Corona S. Building, 4646 Corona Dr., Ste 175 361-814-5872
Dallas 9101 LBJ Freeway, Ste. 480 214-570-8265
El Paso Coventry III Bldg., 4445 N. Mesa Street, Ste. 119 915-651-6733
Ft. Worth 500 Grapevine Hwy., Ste. 220 817-427-0960
Lubbock Wells Fargo Tower, 1500 Broadway, Ste. 1113 806-744-1697
Midland Bldg. 4, 3300 N. A Street, Ste. 228 915-685-0033
San Antonio 10000 San Pedro, Ste. 175 210-340-3628
Tyler One American Ctr., 909 E. Southeast Loop 323, Ste. 625 903-561-5038
Waco 1105 Wooded Acres, Ste. 406 254-751-0483

For a listing of sites outside of Texas please visit the NCLEX ® Web Site: https://portal.ncsbn.org/ or contact NCLEX Candidate services directly at 1-866-496-2539 between Monday-Friday, 7 am to 7 pm, U.S. Central Standard Time.