Online CES Application in CGFNS

Most of the US Board of Nursing nowadays require credential evaluation report or CES report from third party agencies like CGFNS for NCLEX application for licensure.CES Application report by CGFNS

NCLEX candidates usually have their CES application or registration done in CGFNS, so I will post here the step-by-step process in doing it online.

Please take note that there are two types of CES report: Academic and Professional Report. I suggest that you contact your state board of nursing (or read instructions) and ask what type report they require.

Online CES Application, with screenshots:

1. Go to www.cgfns.org and click the CES link.

CES Application

2. At the bottom left of the page, click ‘Create a New Account’.

CES Application

3. Click ‘Login Now’.

CES Application

4. Hardware and software requirements. Click ‘Next’.

CES Application

5. Then it will direct you to login screen. Click ‘Create New Web User’.

CES Application

6. Create New User. Fill up necessary details as shown below.

CES Application
7. Account – Email Verification Page. You can click close and open your email.

CES Application

8. Open your email and look for ‘Email Verification’ from CGFNS. Click the link on the message to verify your email, as shown below.

CES Application

9. Page will be directed to CGFNS login. Login your CGFNS username and password. Next will be the welcome screen, as shown below. Click ‘Purchase services…’.

CES Application

10. Click ‘Begin Selection Process’.

CES Application

11. Fill in needed info then click ‘Save’. Tip: Items with asterisk (*) are required. Others without it are optional, you can ignore it.

CES Application

12. CGFNS Services page. Mark ‘Credential Evaluation Service (CES) and click ‘Next’.

CES Application

13. Recipient page. Answer correctly. In this post, I processed Vermont CES.

CES Application

14. After choosing the state(in this case, Vermont) press ‘Submit’.

CES Application

15. CES Report type. Choose the type of report your state board requires. ‘Next’.

CES Application

16. Fill in your mailing address and phone numbers. You can leave the alternate address blank.

CES Application

17. Education Overview. Add your Primary (elementary) School by clicking the link.

CES Application

18. Type details of your primary school. ‘Save’.

CES Application

19. Add secondary/High school details by clicking the link. Fill in school details and click ‘Save’.

CES Application

20. Add nursing school details by clicking ‘Add Professional School’.

CES Application

21. When you’re done adding your education, click ‘Next’.

CES Application

22. License Information page. Enter details of your nursing license. ‘Save’.

CES Application

23. When you’re done with license information click ‘Next’.

CES Application

24. Click all credentials you want CGFNS to evaluate and forward to state board, as shown below. ‘Next’.

CES Application

25. CES Overview. ‘Next’.

CES Application

26. Attestation page. Click ‘Yes’ and ‘Next’.

CES Application

27. Order Summary. ‘Next’.

CES Application

28. Document Printing. Print the ‘Academic Records Request- CES’. Fill up the upper part and have your school of nursing fill up the lower part.They will also attach with it your Transcript of Records and RLE summary and enclose it in school envelope for mailing. If they will give it back to you, mail it separately, from the city/town where your school is located.

Print the ‘License Verification Request-CES’. Fill up the upper part and bring it to PRC for completion. They will be the one to send it to CGFNS.

29. Application Review page. Click ‘Next’.

30. Payment Selection. I suggest you ‘Pay Online’ using credit card (Visa, Mastercard, etc.)

31. Credit Card Information. Enter correct card information and click ‘Make Payment’ just ONCE. When your payment is accepted your order is complete. When CGFNS receives your Academic records and License Verification from PRC, they will evaluate your credentials and issue your CES report to your recipient/state board in 1-2 months. They will also send you a copy of CES report. You can check your status by logging in at your account and clicking ‘Order Status’ link.

That’s it! I hope this post helps in your CES Application for your NCLEX.

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4 Responses to "Online CES Application in CGFNS"

  1. Mercy says:

    Cgfns done my certification of evaluation years back for the cgfns exam. Now I want to use that evaluation report for il board of nursing. Is it possible to send cgfns to il board of nursing the same, if I. Ready to pay the fees required by cgfns… MErcy

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