PHILADELPHIA—Global mobility is a defining feature of today’s workforce. For many organizations, this requires more comprehensive screening systems to make better informed decisions about their applicants, especially as technology enables increasingly sophisticated fraud and as public and patient safety is on the line during the current pandemic.
As the leading authority on international health professional credentials and licensure, CGFNS International, Inc. is pleased to announce the expansion of its authentication and verification services to include international criminal background forensics capabilities.
“CGFNS’ rigorous evaluations and reporting—relied upon by government agencies, regulatory authorities, and other organizations—are the industry standard for capturing the qualifications of foreign-educated nurses and allied health professionals. This is because we have 43 years of experience forecasting, adapting, and developing innovative solutions to the evolving challenges our clients face in an increasingly globalized world,” said Franklin A. Shaffer, EdD, RN, FAAN, FFNMRCSI, President and CEO of CGFNS International. “We are proud to begin offering an international background check component alongside our credentials evaluation services to further support patient safety and public safety, which are at the core of our work, that of our clients, and of course, the work of our applicants.”
Through its International Consultants of Delaware division, CGFNS piloted the integration of international criminal background checks with the launch of its Credentials Evaluation for The Association of Canadian Psychology Regulatory Organizations in July 2020 and continues to explore further opportunities across its service offerings.
As part of these efforts, CGFNS has entered into an exclusive strategic alliance with TruDiligence, an applicant screening company accredited by the Professional Background Screening Association, to ensure international criminal background forensics of CGFNS applicants are accurate, prompt, and in line with industry standards.
About CGFNS International, Inc.
Founded in 1977 and based in Philadelphia, CGFNS International is an immigration-neutral not-for-profit organization proudly serving as the world’s largest credentials evaluation organization for the nursing and allied health professions. CGFNS International is an NGO in Consultative Status with the United Nations Economic and Social Council (ECOSOC) and is a member of the Conference of NGOs in Consultative Relationship with the United Nations (CoNGO).