In addition to application requirements for equivalency applicants already stated in the Board’s instructions, the Board is requiring all equivalency applicants’ foreign nursing transcripts be evaluated by a nationally accredited credentialing agency to determine program equivalency. The California Board does not accredit nor formally approve credential evaluation services. However, please see contact information below for two (2) such recognized services:
- Commission on Graduates of Foreign Nursing Schools (CGFNS)
3600 Market Street
Philadelphia, PA 19104
Phone: (215) 222-8454
- Educational Records Evaluation Service (ERES)
601 University Avenue, Suite 127
Sacramento, CA 95825-6738
Phone: (916) 921-0790
Other recognized credential evaluation services may be downloaded from the National Association of Credential Evaluation Services.
The credentialing reports from the credentialing agency must be received in the unopened business envelope of the credentialing agency and include the credentialing agencies course by course report and evaluation results, as well as a copy of the original transcript and a copy of the envelope the transcript was received in by the credentialing agency. The board will not accept an evaluation report that was received by the credentialing agency from an unofficial transcript.