CGFNS has a “no refund” policy for all programs, products and services. 

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.

Services

Description

Credentials Evaluation Service (CES) Professional Report Application

$350.00

A comprehensive analysis of the credentials earned by a healthcare worker outside of the United States

Reprocess Application

$160.00

An application allowing for the reprocessing of an expired application. Reprocessing allows an applicant an additional year to submit necessary documentation to obtain a CES Professional Report

Re-evaluation

$210.00

A service allowing for the preparation of an additional Professional Report after the initial report has been issued

Additional report recipients (cost per recipient)

$100.00

A service allowing for additional report recipients other than the initial recipient included in the application

English language proficiency report (cost per report)

$85.00

A report for those applying to state boards of nursing that require test results from an English language proficiency exam

Additional License/Registration Evaluation Service (cost per credential)

$75.00

A service for reviewing an additional license/registration in addition to the two non-U.S. registrations/licenses

Duplicate report for applicant (cost per report)

$75.00

An unofficial copy of an applicant's Professional Report which is mailed to the applicant

Credentials Evaluation Service Academic Report®

This report is designed to meet the needs of applicants pursuing further education in U.S. institutions of higher learning.

Services

Description

Credentials Evaluation Service Academic Report Application

$385.00

Report for those who are educated outside the United States pursuing further education in U.S. institutions of higher learning

Reprocess Application

$150.00

Additional 12 months processing time when all requirements have not been met (only one reprocess application accepted after initial application expires)

Re-evaluation

$250.00

Report prepared for one additional recipient after initial has been issued

Additional report recipients (each)

$100.00

Report sent to additional recipients, in addition to the one already included, at the time of application

English language proficiency report (each)

$85.00

Report for those applying to state boards of nursing that require an English proficiency report to be included

Additional license / registration evaluation (each)

$75.00

Additional license / registration credentials evaluated, in addition to the two non-U.S. licenses / registrations already included in the CES application fee

Duplicate report for applicant (each)

$75.00

An unofficial copy of their report mailed to them

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.

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.

Reissue report (each)

$100.00

An official copy of previously issued CVS report sent to the New York State Education Department, (NYSED).

eDas™ – eDocument Authentication Service™ Report

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

Services

Description

eDas - Document Authentication Service Report

$225.00

Report to 1 recipient

eDas - Document Authentication Service Report (each additional)

$100.00

Each additional recipient

VisaScreen®: Visa Credentials Assessment

The VisaScreen® Service is a comprehensive screening program for health care professionals who are not U.S. citizens and are seeking an occupational visa to work in the United States.

Services

Description

VisaScreen® Application

$540.00

Initial VisaScreen® application. Includes VisaScreen® Certificate

Reprocess Application

$175.00

Reprocess an existing, expired VisaScreen® application

Renewal Application

$275.00

Renewal application for an expired VisaScreen® Certificate

Expedited Review Service

$500.00

Expedited review within five business days of receiving all required documents. VisaScreen® Certificate mailed with next day express mail delivery.

Certificate Verification Letter

$100.00

Designated recipient receives an official letter that applicant was issued a VisaScreen® certificate. Allow 10 business days for delivery

Replacement Certificate

$150.00

Replace an original VisaScreen® Certificate. Limit one (1) per applicant

CGFNS Certification Program®

Successful completion results in the CGFNS Certification Program Certificate, which is valid for life.

Services

Description

Certification Program application

$445.00

For those educated outside the United States pursuing licensure to practice in the United States

Re-Examination application

$350.00

Faster review process - after application submission

Reprocess an expired application

$175.00

12 month extension of a paid in full application, which was not completed during initial required time period. Note: only one reprocess application is accepted after a first Certification Program application expires

Certificate verification letter

$100.00

Official letter verifying that a Certification Program CGFNS certificate was issued

Replacement CGFNS certificate

$150.00

Replaces an original Certification Program CGFNS Certificate

Reprocess an expired re-examination application

$175.00

12-month expired paid in full re-examination application which did not meet approval requirements within original time period

Re-score Service

$50.00

Additional service available for up to two years after the exam date

Additional Fees

Services

Description

Return check fee

$75.00

This is the fee that is charged when your check is returned because of insufficient funds in your account.

Resend certificate

$100.00

This is the fee that is charged when we have to resend your certificate after UPS returns it to us because of an address error or there is no one available to sign for the package.

Credit card denial fee

$75.00

This is the fee that is charged when your credit card denies payment.

Add-On Services

Services

Description

eSAVED

$35.00 per year or $100.00 for 4 years

Extended Storage of Authenticated and Verified Electronic Documents

Forwarding English Test Results

$25.00

Request English test scores to be forwarded to selected licensing boards/authorities.

Translations of documents, per page (standard size)

$85.00

Request to have your required documents translated into English. Fee applies to standard sized, 8.5 x 11 inch documents.

Policies

Time limits for applications and payment

Applicants applying for the following services are given 12 months to meet the requirements of an order:

  • CGFNS Certification Program
  • Credentials Evaluation Service
  • VisaScreen®: Visa Credentials Assessment

Orders will expire within 12 months if:

  • Applicant is not registered to take the CGFNS Qualifying Exam® for the Certification Program
  • A Credentials Evaluation Service report has not been issued
  • An ICHP VisaScreen® certificate has not been issued
  • Fee payment(s) has not been received in full

If a paid-in-full application expires, an applicant has up to 12 months to apply for a reprocess (another 12 months on that application) and fully pay the reprocess fee. Only one reprocess application is accepted after an initial application expires.

An applicant does not qualify for reprocess if the order is not paid in full, or if fees paid were applied to
previous services, and the initial application order expires. A new application must be submitted and
paid in full to have 12 months to process the application and complete all the requirements. The subsequent
12 months begins when we receive the new application.

Refund policy

CGFNS has a “no refund” policy for all programs, products and services.

What your fees help us to do

The fees reflect the cost associated with processing applications/orders, scanning documents, reviewing
applicant credentials and files, postage and, as applicable, obtaining academic records/transcripts, validating
license/registration/diploma, preparing reports/certificates and administering the CGFNS Qualifying Exam®.

Appeal Request Service

You may submit a written notice of appeal to CGFNS for review. CGFNS will review the request and you will be notified whether your appeal request is granted or denied.

If your appeal request is accepted by the CGFNS International Appeals Committee, you will receive a letter outlining the next steps in the process. There is a service fee of $500 for the appeals process. This fee will be returned if your appeal is approved and the original decision overturned.

ADDITIONAL QUESTIONS ?

Visit the online CGFNS Certification Program Support Forum.