Credentials Evaluation Service for BCEN (CES-BCEN)

What is the Credentials Evaluation Service for BCEN (CES-BCEN)?

CGFNS evaluates the credentials of international nurses seeking one of the following specialty certifications from the Board of Certification for Emergency Nursing (BCEN):

  • Certified Emergency Nurse (CEN®)
  • Certified Flight Registered Nurse (CFRN®)
  • Certified Pediatric Emergency Nurse (CPEN®)
  • Certified Transport Registered Nurse (CTRN®)
  • Trauma Certified Registered Nurse (TCRN®)

Our CES-BCEN service validates your nursing license and assesses your academic and professional qualifications according to standards set collaboratively with BCEN to determine whether you are eligible to apply to BCEN specialty certifications.

CGFNS does not issue specialty certifications for BCEN. CES-BCEN applicants deemed eligible by CGFNS will then apply directly to BCEN.

Who orders the Credentials Evaluation Service for BCEN?

To qualify for the BCEN exams, you must hold a current, unrestricted Registered Nurse license in the United States, a US Territory or Canada. International emergency nurses who are not licensed in one of these countries pursuing a specialty certification from BCEN must first have their credentials evaluated by CGFNS’ CES-BCEN service.

Start your CES-BCEN application by clicking the button below.

APPLY TO CES-BCEN

International applicants, continue to apply >>

For other inquiries, go to BCEN website >>

CES-BCEN Process - What to Expect

Complete Online Application

On the application form, select BCEN as recipient and the evaluation type (CENP or CNML).

Submit Forms to Authorities

When you purchase the CES-BCEN, you will have access to forms to send to schools, and licensing authorities for their completion.

Have the Documents Notarized

Have forms and accompanying documents notarized through NotaryCam for a fee.

Documents Sent to CGFNS

Complete package of documents is sent to CGFNS for evaluation.

Report Sent to BCEN

CGFNS reviews your documents, determines if you meet BCEN’s standards, and sends a determination report to BCEN.

About BCEN®

Founded in 1980, the independent, not-for-profit Board of Certification for Emergency Nursing (BCEN®) is celebrating 40 years of robust certification programs fostering empowered nurses across the emergency spectrum who contribute noticeably to patient care, safety and outcomes. Over 54,000 BCEN board certifications are currently held by registered nurses (RNs) who specialize in emergency, flight, critical care ground transport, pediatric emergency and trauma nursing. BCEN offers the Certified Emergency Nurse (CEN®), Certified Flight Registered Nurse (CFRN®), Certified Pediatric Emergency Nurse (CPEN®), Certified Transport Registered Nurse (CTRN®) and Trauma Certified Registered Nurse (TCRN®) certifications. The CEN, CFRN, CPEN, and TCRN certification programs are accredited by the Accreditation Board for Specialty Nursing Certification (ABSNC). Learn more at bcen.org. Follow BCEN on Facebook, LinkedIn and Instagram.

FEES

The CES-BCEN fee is $250 USD.

International applicants, continue to apply >>

For other inquiries, go to BCEN website >>

Note: There is an additional fee for NotaryCam that is separate from the CES-BCEN fee.

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