Credential Verification Service for New York State®

What is the Credential Verification
Service for New York State®?

The Credential Verification Service for New York State is used by healthcare professionals educated outside the United States who wish to practice in New York and require licensure from the New York State Education Department.

CGFNS verifies applicants’ foreign academic and professional credentials and delivers a report to the New York State Education Department, which then evaluates the credentials.

Who Orders the Credential Verification
Service for New York State®?

  • Registered Nurses
  • Licensed Practical or Vocational Nurses
  • Physical Therapists
  • Physical Therapist Assistants
  • Occupational Therapists
  • Occupational Therapy Assistants

Applicants from Puerto Rico do not need this service because Puerto Rico is a US territory and the State of New York considers an education completed there to have been completed within the United States.

Benefits of Credential Verification Service for New York State®

The State of New York identified CGFNS as a trusted source for credential verification of healthcare professionals educated outside the United States. With a long history of global credibility, CGFNS works closely with New York State to achieve specified outcomes in credential verification.

REQUIRED DOCUMENTS

Signed & Notarized Attestation
CGFNS applicants can now use NotaryCam to notarize and submit documents from anywhere in the world. Visit: www.notarycam.com/cgfns.

Secondary Education Information (Licensed Practical/Vocational Nurses only)
A secondary school diploma or an external exam certificate showing the highest level of secondary education received. Secondary education takes place between primary education and university and offers general, vocational or university-preparatory courses.

All documents must be in English. Secondary diplomas can be translated by the applicant or someone chosen by the applicant.

Licenses/Registrations/Diplomas
CGFNS validates the applicant’s initial licenses/registrations for a Credentials Verification Service Report®.

Professional Education Information
A complete academic transcript from the educational institution where the applicant received entry-level education for their profession. Physical Therapist or Occupational Therapist applicants must also submit the curriculum for their educational program.

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