What is the Certification Program?
Successful completion results in the CGFNS Certification Program Certificate, which is valid for life.
The Certification Program includes:
- the CGFNS Qualifying Exam®
- a credentials evaluation of secondary and nursing education, registration
- demonstration of passing one of the accepted English language proficiency exams
Who orders this service?
First-level, general nurses educated outside the United States who wish to practice nursing in the United States. A first-level, general nurse (as defined historically by the International Council of Nurses) is also called a registered or a professional nurse in some countries.
Second-level nurses are not eligible to be licensed as registered nurses in the United States and therefore cannot be approved to take the CGFNS Qualifying Exam®. A second-level nurse may be called an enrolled, vocational or practical nurse or a nurse assistant.