It can also be used for specialty certification and by immigration attorneys. The report helps qualified nurses demonstrate the merits of their credentials, facilitating their pursuit of professional opportunities in the United States. A secondary school diploma or an external exam certificate showing the highest level of secondary education received. All documents must be in English. Secondary diplomas can be translated by an applicant or someone chosen by an applicant. Additionally, CGFNS and State Boards of Nursing require license validations to be current the signature of the validation authority must be dated within the last three years.

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Toggle navigation. Embed Script. Size px x x x x It is also utilized by U. The Credentials Evaluation Service results in a written report regarding the applicant's education and professional licensure or registration credentials.

Applicants will need to designate which Report is required by the receiving organization. CGFNS has issued more than 35, Credentials Evaluation Service reports for internationally-educated healthcare professionals during the past 14 years. Choose From Two Types of Reports What This Handbook Contains How to Apply How to Complete the Application Preparation and Mailing of Academic Records Form Falsified or Altered Documents Changing Your Name or Address Re-Process an Application World Wide Web Authorization to Release Information Form On-site Appointments Telephone Calls In the Event of a Disaster Chart 3: Communication Guidelines Request for Academic Records Form Credit Card Payment Form The Credentials Evaluation Service Report helps qualified healthcare professionals demonstrate the merits of their credentials with regard to U.

Many organizations in the United States require a credentials evaluation to help them understand educational and professional credentials earned outside of the country and to make appropriate assessments. Approximately one-half of the U.

The CES Report analyzes the education and licensure earned outside of the United States by nursing-related professionals and compares this to U. This service does not include an examination.

After all required documentation, fees, and a completed application are received and analyzed, CGFNS prepares a report and sends it to the recipient s that the applicant designates. The applicant will also receive a copy of the report. Contact the organization the recipient that asked to receive your CES Report to find out which type of report is required. When we send your CES Report to the requested recipient s , we will attach a copy of your healthcare academic records.

All information is explained in terms of U. What This Handbook Contains 1. Information on the Credentials Evaluation Service Program and process. Authorization to Release information 5. There are many steps see Chart 1. Please read this entire booklet before completing any of the application forms. The detailed description of each step will help you to understand the complete program. Check your status online at www. After CGFNS receives and evaluates all of the required documentation, we issue a report to the designated recipient.

We also send you, the applicant, a copy of the report. CGFNS sends you an identification number. CGFNS reviews all academic records that we receive from your healthcare or post-secondary schools. Then we match them against our global database to find information about the specific school and grading system. How to Apply The most convenient way for you to apply is online at www.

Completing the application online may speed up your application process. You can also find an application form in the back of this handbook. Please follow the instructions exactly and completely. How to Complete the Application Item 1. Indicate how you learned about CES. Indicate the title of your profession D. Fill in the name of the state or states where you plan to practice.

Fill in the name of the country where you worked, your profession and the number of years you worked in this profession. Item 3. Item 4. Other Names Please supply all names you have used in the past. This is necessary because CGFNS must be able to recognize all your documents, no matter what form of your name appears on them. Any variation of your name should be printed in this space. This would include your birth name as well as different spellings, informal variations, abbreviations and different orders of your name.

Include with your application any legal documentation or notarized affidavit s verifying your name change. For instance, if married, a marriage certificate or notarized affidavit should be attached. Item 5. Addresses a Enter the address where you reside. Current Marital Status Enter your marital status. Item 7. Birth Date Enter the month, day and year of your birth. The month should be spelled out and not listed as a number. Item 8. Gender Enter whether you are male or female.

Item 9. Citizenship Please list your country of birth and country of current citizenship. Please provide a citizenship identification number or identification number from country of birth, if applicable. Also list your native language and the country in which you received your initial professional education.

Item Social Security Number The U. Social Security Number is an identification number issued by the U. Please enter this number, if known.

Include all schools, whether you completed the program of study or not, beginning with your primary school then secondary school and professional healthcare school. Check whether or not your education resulted in a degree. Explain any gaps in your educational history. CGFNS can only accept the transcript from the authorized issuing body. Secondary School Diploma Include a clear copy of your secondary school credential. Examples of this would be: a secondary school diploma, results of an external exam, or General Education Development GED certificate.

It does not need to be notarized. Transcripts from secondary schools do not need to be translated by an official translator. If the letter is not in English, include a literal translation with a Certificate of Accuracy signed by the translator.

Failure to answer the questions in Item 13 will result in a delay in evaluating your application. Items 14a, 14b, 14c, 14d, 14e, 14f. This would include a state board of nursing, an educational institution, or a potential employer. For each recipient, indicate the type of report and purpose of the request. You automatically receive a copy of the report.


Applying to the Credentials Evaluation Service

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