eDas – eDocument Authentication Service

What is eDas?

A value-added service that reviews and verifies transcripts, licenses and other documents from primary sources for authenticity.


This service replaces the current Forwarding of Transcripts and Licenses service and provides enhanced benefits, including name of school attended, language of instruction, type of program and verification of CGFNS Certification Program, VisaScreen®, and International Standards for Professional Nurses (ISPN) certification status, if applicable.

eDas uses best practices and primary source documentation to ensure transcripts and licenses are authenticated and verified. eDas does NOT include a credentials evaluation like other CGFNS services, including Credentials Evaluation Service Professional and Academic Reports, Certification Program, and VisaScreen®, all of which evaluate education and/or compare to U.S. standards of education in the respective profession.

Who are the recipients of eDas Reports?

  • Boards of Nursing
  • Employers
  • Hospitals
  • Recruiters
  • Immigration Attorneys
  • Governmental Agencies
  • Academic Institutions

Why eDas?

With the rise in fraudulent documents and identity thefts, regulatory agencies, academic institutions, and employers rely on CGFNS International to authenticate and verify education and professional documents.


eDas Fees

eDas - Document Authentication Service ReportReport to 1 recipient$225.00
eDas - Document Authentication Service ReportEach additional recipient$100.00
View Entire CGFNS International Fee Schedule

Ready to Begin? Two Steps for the eDas


Apply online with our CGFNS Connect system.

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Required Documents

Have your required documents submitted for review.

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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.



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.





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”



Step 3: Choose CGFNS eDocument Authentication Service


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Required Documents

Required Documents for the eDocument Authentication Service 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.

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

Sample "Request for Academic Records/ Transcripts" Form pg 2

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Additional Questions?

Visit the online eDas Knowledge Base.