Credential Verification Service for New York State

What is the Credential Verification Service for New York State?

The Credential Verification Service for New York State verifies the authenticity of international education and licensure credentials for the State of New York.

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. As specified by the state, CGFNS International completes a verification of foreign education and credentials. New York State Education Department then completes the actual evaluation of the verified credentials.


Who Orders the Service?

  • Registered Nurses
  • Licensed Practical or Vocational Nurses
  • Physical Therapists
  • Physical Therapist Assistants
  • Occupational Therapists
  • Occupational Therapy Assistants

Who Receives the Report?

  • The New York State Education Department

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 health care 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.

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Fees

Service Description Fee
Application For individuals educated outside the United States pursuing licensure to practice in New York State. $390
Reapplication Another application after the first CVS report has been issued to verify additional credentials for the same or different healthcare profession. $390
Reissue report (each) An official copy of previously issued CVS report sent to the New York State Education Department, (NYSED). $100
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Ready to Begin? Two Steps for Credential Verification Service for New York State

Application

Apply online with our CGFNS Connect system.

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Required Documents

Required documents are submitted for verification by the primary sources.

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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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Required Documents

From your CGFNS Connect account, download and submit the following personalized documents.

In order to begin this verification, CGFNS must first receive a completed application from the applicant and full payment of the application fee. CGFNS does not, and cannot, begin the verification until it has received all the required materials forming a completed application. A completed application requires the completion of the following three forms:

  • Authorization for Verification of Academic Records/Transcripts
  • Authorization for Validation of Licensure/Registration
  • Signed notarized attestation

 

 

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Additional Questions?

Visit the Credential Verification Service for NY State Knowledge Base