Credentials Evaluation Service Professional Report

What is the Credentials Evaluation Service Professional Report?

This report meets the specific requirements of individual state boards of nursing. It includes a statement of comparability of an applicant’s education when measured against U.S. standards.

The CGFNS International CES Professional Report provides a detailed analysis of the credentials earned at multiple levels of nursing education received outside the United States according to requirements specific to a state. Nurses use this service for licensure, immigration, and employment purposes.

Benefits of a Credentials Evaluation Service Professional Report?

The CES Professional Report serves as a valuable tool for regulatory/licensing agencies, specialty certification authorities, immigration attorneys, prospective employers and others. It also helps qualified applicants demonstrate the merits of their credentials with regard to U.S. standards, facilitating their pursuit of career opportunities in the United States.

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Fees

Service Description Fee
Credentials Evaluation Service Professional Report Application For those educated outside the United States pursuing licensure to practice in the United States. $350.00
Expedited Service Faster review process - after application submission $250.00 Click for Details
Reprocess Application To continue paid in full application for another 12 months (only one reprocess application is accepted after an initial application expires). $160.00 Click for Details
Re-evaluation Additional report prepared after the first one has been issued. Either same as initial recipient or different one. $210.00 Click for Details
Additional report recipients (each) Report to more recipients other than the initial one included in the application $100.00
English language proficiency report English proficiency report included as a state board of nursing requirement $85.00 Click for Details
Additional license/registration evaluation (each) Additional license/registration evaluated in addition to the two non-U.S. registrations/licenses $75.00
Duplicate report for applicant (each) Unofficial copy of the report mailed to applicant $75.00
View Entire CGFNS International Fee Schedule

Ready to Begin? Three Steps for the Credentials Evaluation Service Professional Report

Application

Apply online with our CGFNS Connect system.

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Required Documents

Have your required documents submitted for review.

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English Requirement*

Have your English Language proficiency scores submitted for certain States.

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Application

Applying online is easy with our CGFNS Connect system. Steps to begin:

Step 1a (Returning User): Login to CGFNS Connect
  1. Visit https://www.cgfns.org/cerpassweb/login.jsp to login.
  2. Enter your username and password and click “Click here to Login.”
  3. If you forgot your password, click the “I Forgot” button.

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Step 1b (New User): Login to CGFNS Connect
  1. Visit https://www.cgfns.org/cerpassweb/login.jsp.
  2. Click “Click here to Register” to create a new account.
  3. Enter all of your contact information and click “Create User”
  4. You will receive an email verification. Follow the instructions to complete your registration.

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Step 2: Select Your Service

1. Once logged in, select “Purchase services from CGFNS International” from the main home screen.

Step 1. Login

2. The Service Wizard will begin. Click “Begin Selection Process”

Step 2. Begin Service Wizard

3. Update your personal information and click “Save”

Step 3. Update personal information

4. If the CGFNS ID Number Finder appears, and you are a returning customer, enter your information. If you are a new customer, click the “I am a new user” check box.

Step 4. ID Number Finder

5. Lastly, select your service and click “Next”

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Step 3: Choose Credentials Evaluation Service Professional Report Report

 

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Required Documents

Required Documents for the Credentials Evaluation Service Professional Report generally include:

Secondary School Information

During the application, please submit a photocopy of your secondary school diploma or external exam certificate for the highest level of secondary education you have received.

 

License / Registration / Diploma Information

Validations of all licenses/registrations/diplomas are required. This includes:

  • Licenses/registrations/diplomas that are currently held, or have ever been held
  • Licenses/registrations/diplomas in all international jurisdictions
  • Only licenses/registrations/diplomas for the profession that is being screened

To submit this information:

  • Download the personalized “Request for Validation of License/Registration/Diploma” form from within CGFNS Connect
  • Deliver it to the appropriate source organization
Sample "Request for Validation of License/ Registration/Diploma" Form

 

Professional Education Information

Please submit a complete academic record or transcript from all relevant educational institutions for the profession being screened.

To submit this information:

  • Download the personalized “Request for Academic Records/ Transcripts” form from within CGFNS Connect
  • Deliver it to the appropriate source organization
Sample "Request for Academic Records/ Transcripts" Form pg 1

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English Requirement

CGFNS International confirms required English competency in oral and written, based on passing scores from either:

  • Test of English as a Foreign Language, Internet-Based Test (TOEFL® iBT) or
  • International English Language Testing System (IELTS)

*Only certain states boards of nursing require an English proficiency report included with Credentials Evaluation Service report.

See English exam score requirements

For Additional Information:

TOEFL® iBT – www.toeflgoanywhere.org

IELTS – www.ielts.org

 

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Additional Questions?

Visit the Credentials Evaluation Service Professional Report Knowledge Base.