Detailed Information on the International Standards for Professional Nurses Program in China

Next Examination is November 16, 2024.

Projected Locations

  • TBD (To be determined)

Shortly after registration, you will be notified of your specific location assignment. Additional test sites may be established according to test-taker volumes.


To be eligible, you must:

  1. be a nurse, licensed to practice within the People’s Republic of China
  2. reside in and be a citizen of the People’s Republic of China
  3. have graduated from a government-approved nursing school
  4. have your status as a first-level, general nurse verified

For Additional Information


Room No.B401, Bldg.19,Yard 24, Huangsi Street,
Xicheng District,
Beijing, China


Submitting Your Application

Apply online with our CGFNS Connect system – Click here to begin

Please contact China Health if you require assistance. Once you submit your application, no further edits can be made. If you need to make a change of any kind, including your email or contact information, you must send a letter to inform China Health of the change.

Required Documents

  1. One copy of your nursing school diploma*
  2. One copy of your government-issued nurse registration document
  3. One copy of your personal identification card
  4. A passport-style photograph. The technical requirements of your photograph must be a JPG file-type, less than 5 MB, square and in full color. Read more information about submitting a passport photo by clicking here:

*In the event that the institution from which you graduated no longer exists, China Health will assist by contacting the proper authority (for example, the provincial department of health or education) to request official verification of your attendance.

Submitting your Documents

Please mail physical documents (items 1, 2, 3) to:

Room No.B401, Bldg.19,Yard 24, Huangsi Street,
Xicheng District,
Beijing, China

Please complete item 4 through CGFNS Connect by clicking here.

Important Notes:

  • Documents submitted for the exam are the property of CGFNS International and they will not be returned to you (even if you do not pass the exam).

Verifying your Documents

China Health will notify applicants by mail of the following:

  • Receipt of documents
  • Verification process results (by phone or mail)
  • Whether exam eligibility requirements have been met

Fee: $395 USD

This fee includes:

  • Verification of license and transcript documents
  • The CGFNS Qualifying Exam
  • ISPN certificate for individuals who submit all required documents and pass the Qualifying Exam.

You may pay online with a credit card (Visa, MasterCard, or Discover) or contact China Health for further assistance.

CGFNS International No Refund Policy: Before you apply to the ISPN Program in China, please be aware that CGFNS International has a “no refund” policy. Even if you do not meet the eligibility requirements, this policy is enforced. Please keep this in mind prior to submitting your application.

About the Exam

Exam Format

The CGFNS Qualifying Exam® is a computer-based, multiple-choice exam. You will be provided with 3 hours to complete the exam (about one minute per question).

After the exam

Approximately 10 to 15 business days after the exam, you will be able to access your exam scores through the CGFNS Connect system.

After you have successfully passed the CGFNS Qualifying Exam®, CGFNS International will conduct a final review to ensure that all requirements have been met. Upon completion of this final review, your CGFNS ISPN Program Certificate will be issued.