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Nursing and Midwifery Council (NMC)

Nursing and Midwifery Council (NMC)

Change to CBT fee – 1st October 2019

As part of our ongoing commitment to keep the cost of the CBT down, the NMC has agreed with Pearson Vue to reduce the CBT fee from £90 to £83. Anyone booking on or after the 1st October 2019 will pay the new fee of £83.

The Test of Competence (ToC)

The Nursing and Midwifery Council (NMC), the professional regulator for nurses, midwives in the United Kingdom (UK) and nursing associates in England, has approved the development and administration of a two-part test of competence for nurses, midwives and nursing associates seeking registration with them. One part of the ToC is a computer based test (CBT) and can be undertaken at various Pearson VUE test and professional centres. For more information on how to register with the NMC, please visit the NMC website.


Booking your CBT test

Once the NMC has told you that you will need to take the CBT, you may book your CBT online or over the phone. The NMC will let you know by when you must complete your CBT, and we are not able to change this date. Bookings can be made up to one working day in advance.

You will receive notification of any bookings, reschedules, and cancellations by email. All correspondence from Pearson VUE will end with “”. Please ensure that you check your email ‘junk’ folder for emails.

Please note: Test accommodations or reasonable adjustments for the CBT

Pearson VUE and the NMC are committed to ensuring access for all individuals with disabilities. Depending on your geographical region, reasonable adjustments may also be known as “special arrangements” or “test accommodations”.

Pearson VUE provides reasonable adjustments when possible to individuals with documented disabilities or injury who demonstrate a need. To request reasonable adjustments, please contact the NMC at

We have recently updated our payment methods to give you more choice when booking your CBT:

  • If you are an individual candidate testing in Afghanistan, Bangladesh, Benin, Cameroon, Gambia, Ghana, Kenya, Lebanon, Nigeria, Pakistan, Senegal, Tanzania, Uganda, and are experiencing difficulties with paying by debit or credit card, you can purchase a voucher to book your test, by clicking here.
  • If you are an individual candidate and wish to purchase an individual voucher to book your test, please click here.
  • If you wish to make a bulk voucher purchase (minimum 5), please click the 'purchase test vouchers' link to the right of this text, and follow the instructions to complete the order form.
Last updated 2019-05-22