Understanding your NBE results

Please refer to the below guidelines for the next steps in your National Board Examination (NBE) process.

What’s Next?

A new application and exam fee is required every time you take an exam. While you must wait 90 days before retaking a failed section of the NBE, you may submit a new application and the exam fee at any time. This can be done online through our website.

Once we receive your new application and payment, processing typically occurs within 2-3 business days. During this processing time, you should receive 2 confirmation emails. The first one will let you know your application has been received and is in processing; the second one will let you know when you are able to schedule your exam.

You will be able to schedule your exam with Pearson VUE as soon as your application has been processed; the soonest it will let you schedule will be 90 days after your previous examination attempt.

As a reminder, eligible candidates may sit for each section of the NBE up to three times in a 12-month time period.

Thank you, and please let us know if you have any questions. Good luck on your exam!

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