The Credential Verification Service for New York State is for those health care professionals educated outside the United States who wish to practice in New York and require a license with the New York State Education Department. As specified by the state, CGFNS International completes a verification of foreign education and credentials.
A report is delivered to New York State Education Department, which then completes the actual evaluation of the verified credentials.
Please note that CGFNS can only use documents obtained through the Credential Verification Service for New York State.® process. Documents on file (in eSAVED) are not accepted by the New York State Education Department and therefore cannot be used for the Credential Verification Service for New York State® process.
Once started, applicants are not permitted to reach out to their school or licensing body during the verification process.