eDas ™ (eDocument Authentication Service)

What is eDAS™?

eDAS™ is a CGFNS electronic document service that fully authenticates and verifies transcripts, licenses, and other documents from primary sources and sends them directly to third parties such as employers, state nursing boards and schools. With this service, because all reviewed documents come from CGFNS in an eDAS™ report, they are immediately accepted as official documents approved by third parties and are not subject to further verification by the recipient.

The eDAS™ Report includes the name of schools attended, admission and completion dates, the language of instruction, licensure with validation dates, verification of CGFNS Certification Program completion, VisaScreen® certification and/or International Standards for Professional Nurses® (ISPN®) certification status.

Who are the recipients of eDAS™ reports?

  • State Boards of Nursing
  • Academic Institutions
  • Employers
  • Hospitals
  • Recruiters
  • Immigration Attorneys
  • Governmental Agencies

eDAS™ does NOT include a credentials evaluation comparability statement like other CGFNS services. eDAS™ ONLY validates the authenticity of documents. It does not evaluate or compare them to U.S. standards.

Why Use eDAS™?

With the increase in fraudulent documents and identity theft, regulatory agencies, academic institutions, and employers rely on CGFNS to authenticate education and professional license / registration documents. eDAS™ also provides a fast and efficient way to send official documents so they are received and accepted without a delay. And when used along with CGFNS’s eSAVED™ service, applicants will be able to extend the storage life of their electronic academic documents for faster retrieval and delivery should they need to provide them to a regulator or employer in the future.

Who Can Use eDAS™?

Any active applicant who has applied and completed a CGFNS service can order eDAS™ through their account at the CGFNS Connect online portal.

* CGFNS has a 4-year document retention policy. Some documents may not be available to include in the eDAS™ report. Applicants may be required to submit new documentation.


Licenses / Registrations / Diplomas

Applicants can choose to have their professional education and / or licensure  authenticated for eDAS™. 

Applicants can choose to have their professional education and / or licensure authenticated for eDAS™.

CGFNS authenticates all licenses, registrations, and diplomas obtained by an applicant for an eDas Report®.

  • Licenses, registrations, and diplomas that are currently held or that have been held in the past from all jurisdictions.

Professional education information

A complete academic record or transcript from the educational institutions for which you wish to have authenticated.

It is important to note that if you decide to use eDAS™, ALL education and license / registration documents in your CGFNS file will be included with the eDAS™ Report unless otherwise specified. If you do not want all your documents to be included in the eDAS™ Report, you must select only the school names and license information you want included in the order.

In addition, if four years have passed since documents have been received by CGFNS and eSAVED was not purchased, applicants may be required to submit new documentation.


CGFNS International will be closed Monday, May 27 for the U.S. Memorial Day Holiday. Regular hours will resume on May 28.