What is the Credential Verification
Service for New York State®?

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 Evaluation 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.

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Who Orders the Credential Verification
Service for New York State®?

Registered Nurses

Licensed Practical or Vocational Nurses

Physical Therapists

Physical Therapist Assistants

Occupational Therapists

Occupational Therapy Assistants

Please note that applicants from Puerto Rico do not need this service as the State of New York considers an education completed in Puerto Rico to have been completed within the United States.

Benefits of Credential Verification Service for New York State®

The State of New York chose CGFNS International as a trusted source for credential verification of healthcare professionals educated outside the United States. With a long history of global credibility, CGFNS International works closely with New York State to achieve specified outcomes in credential verification.

REQUIRED DOCUMENTS

To begin this verification, CGFNS must first receive a completed application and full payment of the application fee. CGFNS does not begin the verification process until all the required materials have been received. From your CGFNS Connect account, download and submit the following personalized documents:

  • Authorization for Verification of Academic Records / Transcripts
  • Authorization for Validation of Licensure / Registration
  • Signed notarized attestation* – Notarize your documents online here.

* CGFNS applicants can now use NotaryCam to notarize and submit documents from anywhere in the world. Go to: www.notarycam.com/cgfns

FEES

Services

Description

Paper Application

$465.00

For individuals educated outside the United States pursuing licensure to practice in New York State.

Application

$390.00

For individuals educated outside the United States pursuing licensure to practice in New York State.

Reapplication

$390.00

Another application after the first CVS report has been issued to verify additional credentials for the same or different healthcare profession.

ADDITIONAL QUESTIONS ?

Visit the online CGFNS Certification Program Support Forum