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 nurse educated outside of the United States

Expedited Review Service

$250.00

Expedited Review within 10 business days after all required documents are in an active CES Professional Report application

Re-Evaluation

$210.00

Additional CES Professional Report prepared after an initial Professional Report has been issued.

Reprocess an Expired Application

$160.00

Continues an expired initial CES application within 12 months after expiration to allow another 12 months to receive necessary documentation to issue a CES Professional Report (only one reprocess application accepted after initial CES application expires)

Additional Report Recipients (cost per recipient)

$100.00

Add more report recipients in addition to the one recipient included in the CES application fee

English Language Proficiency Report (cost per report)

$85.00

A report for those applying to a U.S. state board of nursing that requires verification of English language proficiency with passing English test results or confirmation of English test exemption, to be included with a CES Professional Report

Additional License/Registration Evaluation (cost per credential)

$75.00

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

Additional Academic Credential Evaluation
(cost per credential)

$75.00

Additional academic credential evaluated, in addition to the two academic credentials already included in the CES application fee

Duplicate Report for Applicant (cost per report)

$75.00

An unofficial copy of an applicant’s Professional Report will be available to view and download in the applicant’s CGFNS Connect account for an additional 12 months

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 (CES) 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

Expedited Review Service

$275.00

Expedited Review within 10 business days after all required documents are in an active CES Academic Report application

Re-Evaluation

$250.00

Additional CES Academic Report prepared after an initial Academic Report has been issued

Reprocess an Expired Application

$150.00

Continues an expired initial CES application within 12 months after expiration to allow another 12 months to receive necessary documentation to complete and issue a CES Academic Report (only one reprocess application accepted after initial CES application expires)

Additional Report Recipients (cost per recipient)

$100.00

Add more report recipients in addition to the one recipient included in the CES application fee

Additional License/Registration Evaluation (cost per credential)

$75.00

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

 Additional Academic Credential Evaluation
(cost per credential)

$75.00

Additional academic credential evaluated, in addition to the two academic credentials already included in the CES application fee

Duplicate Report for Applicant (cost per report)

$75.00

An unofficial copy of an applicant’s Academic Report will be available to view and download in the applicant’s CGFNS Connect account for an additional 12 months

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.

Re-Application

$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

Expedited Review Service

$500.00

Expedited Review within 5 business days after all required documents are in an active VisaScreen application. VisaScreen® Certificate is mailed with next day express delivery.

Renewal Application

$275.00

For renewing an existing VisaScreen Certificate that will expire in less than 12 months or has expired within the last 6 months. Certificates with expiration dates more than 6 months from the current date, a new VisaScreen Application is required to issue another Certificate.

Reprocess an Expired Application

$175.00

Continues an expired new VisaScreen application within 12 months after expiration to allow another 12 months to receive necessary documentation to issue a VisaScreen Certificate (only one reprocess application accepted after initial VS application expires)

Replacement Certificate

$150.00

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

Certificate Verification Letter

$100.00

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

CGFNS Certification Program®

Successful completion of the Certification Program results in a CGFNS Certificate that is valid for life.

Services

Description

Certification Program application

$445.00

Initial application includes the CGFNS Qualifying Exam®, an Official Study Guide (electronic version), a credentials review and an English language proficiency verification

Re-Examination Application

$350.00

A new CGFNS Qualifying Exam® for those who did not pass or missed a scheduled exam

Reprocess an Expired Application

$175.00

Continues an expired new Certification Program application within 12 months after expiration to allow another 12 months to receive necessary documentation to complete application requirements. (only one reprocess application accepted after initial CP application expires)

Reprocess an Expired Re-Examination Application

$175.00

Continues an expired Re-Examination Application within 12 months after expiration to allow another 12 months to receive necessary documentation to complete application requirements. (only one reprocess application accepted after CP Re-Examination application expires)

Replacement CGFNS Certificate

$150.00

Replaces an original Certification Program CGFNS Certificate

Certificate Verification Letter

$100.00

Official letter verifying that a Certification Program CGFNS certificate was issued

Re-score Service

$50.00

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

Additional Fees

Services

Description

Resend Certificate Fee

$100.00

This is the fee that is charged when a certificate has to be resent after the express mail service returns the certificate because of an address error or no one is available at the address to sign for the package.

Return Check Fee

$75.00

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

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

$100.00 for 4 years

Extended Storage of Authenticated and Verified Electronic Documents

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.

Forwarding English Test Results

$25.00

Request English language test scores to be forwarded to selected licensing boards

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