Please note, effective immediately, the American Nurses Credentialing Center (ANCC) has an exclusive partner for evaluating international credentials and licenses of nurses educated and licensed outside the US; CGFNS International, Inc. ANCC will not accept verification documents from any other credential evaluating organization. To validate international credentials (education and license), applicants must present verification from CGFNS, www.cgfns.org
If you were licensed outside the US or are applying for Certification Through Portfolio:
Please have the RN License verified for equivalency through CGFNS International, Inc., www.cgfns.org prior to application.
If you were educated outside the US and the exam requires a degree (e.g. Nurse Executive, Nurse Executive-Advanced, Informatics Nursing and Nursing Professional Development):
Please have the degrees verified for equivalency through CGFNS International, Inc., www.cgfns.org prior to application.
If you are applying for Certification as an APRN (e.g. FNP, AGPCNP, AGACNP, PMHNP or AGCNS programs):
Candidates must meet all current eligibility requirements. This includes: holding a master’s, postgraduate or doctoral degree from a program accredited by the Commission on Collegiate Nursing Education (CCNE) or the Accreditation Commission in Nursing (ACEN). ANCC does not accept individual course-by-course evaluations of programs.
ANCC exams are available, internationally. For test center locations, please visit www.prometric.com/ANCC
There is an additional fee for international testing. Due to time zone differences, please provide a viable email address or other means of communication, in case ANCC needs to contact you. Each international location determines requirements to schedule an exam. Review instructions at www.prometric.com/ANCC Candidates will receive test results, on site – before leaving the test center. If you do not receive your results, contact ANCC immediately.
International Testing for Military Personnel
Military nurses wishing to take an exam outside of the US may sit for exams at Prometric global testing centers. Visit www.prometric.com/ANCC