1. CES

Credentials Evaluation Service (CES) Professional Report

A comprehensive analysis of the credentials earned by a nurse educated outside of the United States

Application $365.00 .


Credentials Verification Service for New York State®

For individuals educated outside the United States pursuing licensure to practice in New York State.

Application $360.00


VisaScreen®: Visa Credentials Assessment

Initial VisaScreen® application. Includes VisaScreen® Certificate

The VisaScreen® Service is a comprehensive screening program for health care professionals who are not U.S. citizens and are seeking an occupational visa to work in the United States.

VisaScreen® Application $540.00 .


Successful completion of the Certification Program results in a CGFNS Certificate that is valid for life.

Initial application includes the CGFNS Qualifying Exam®, an Official Study Guide (electronic version), a credentials review and an English language proficiency verification

Certification Program application $445.00


Time limits for applications and payment

Applicants applying for the following services are given 12 months to meet the requirements of an order:

-CGFNS Certification Program

-Credentials Evaluation Service

-VisaScreen®: Visa Credentials Assessment

Orders will expire within 12 months if:

-Applicant is not registered to take the CGFNS Qualifying Exam® for the Certification Program

-A Credentials Evaluation Service report has not been issued

-An ICHP VisaScreen® certificate has not been issued

-Fee payment(s) has not been received in full

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If a paid-in-full application expires, an applicant has up to 12 months to apply for a reprocess (another 12 months on that application) and fully pay the reprocess fee. Only one reprocess application is accepted after an initial application expires. :

An applicant does not qualify for reprocess if the order is not paid in full, or if fees paid were applied to previous services and the initial application order expires. :

A new application must be submitted and paid in full to have 12 months to process the application and complete all the requirements. The subsequent 12 months begins when we receive the new application. :

Refund policy:

CGFNS has a “no refund” policy for all programs, products and services.