The world’s largest credentials evaluation organization for the nursing & allied health professions since 1977
CGFNS International, Inc. now accepts applications from internationally qualified nurses for the Credentials Verification Service for the Nursing Council of New Zealand. Click here for more information.
How the CGFNS Process Works
–Create your free account in the CGFNS Connect Applicant Portal to apply for our services and receive help from Applicant Navigation Services.
-After you verify your email, fill in the personal information section that we use to confirm your identity. You will then be asked to upload a passport-sized photo to your account.
You do not have to submit any payment information or make any purchases to create an account.
Using the Service Wizard, select the CGFNS service(s) you need and choose the authority where your report should be sent. You will be able to see how much your order will cost before you begin filling in the application.
Don’t know which service you need? View the programs and services we offer on the CGFNS website >> View required services by state >> (for nurses only)
Complete the application and pay the fee.
The application includes multiple steps and may take 30 minutes or more to finish. If you cannot complete the order in one sitting, your progress is saved automatically, so you can return later and finish where you left off.
Before you begin, be sure to have information regarding your:
- Secondary education
- Tertiary/Higher professional (Healthcare) education
- Additional education, if any
- Professional work experience
- Professional licenses or registrations
- Official identity documents
You will be able to pay the fee(s) for your order online.
Before you apply, you will need to set up a free account on the CGFNS Connect portal. Please follow the instructions on the following page to set up your account (click below to go to the portal).
If you already have an account, click here to login
Submit document request forms to your academic and professional authorities.
After you pay for your CGFNS order, you will be able to access forms to be sent to your schools, previous employers, and licensing bodies requesting that they send your academic and professional credentials to CGFNS.
For most services, the documents must be sent by the issuing authority directly to CGFNS. View the document submission requirements for each CGFNS service >>
CGFNS’ International Credential Evaluators verify and evaluate your documents and generate your report or certificate.
Turnaround times for reports and certificates vary depending on your service and country of education.
“CGFNS is a highly reputable and reliable credentials evaluation organization. They were able to help me get my overseas education assessed in a smooth and timely manner. From attaining my CES report for NCLEX exam to VisaScreen, I had no issues with them. I would definitely recommend CGFNS.”
“Definitely recommended for those who seek documents assistance. Very friendly evaluator and does reply quickly. Thank you CGFNS for making things happen.”
“No problems for me. My papers were credentialed and sent to my state board in less than a month. They responded to my questions over email in 1 business day.”
“I highly recommend CGFNS for evaluation purposes and in fact I recommended it already to my colleague here in Saudi Arabia”
“CGFNS has a very nice supportable staff, and had help me a lot over my bachelor certification from Brazil into US. They are quick after they receive the documents and very trustful. I recommend it’s process 100 percent! = )”