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International Applicants

Please note, effective July 7th, 2017, 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 organization evaluating the credential. To validate international credentials (license and education), applicants must present verification from CGFNS,

If you are applying for Certification as a Family NP, Adult-Gerontology Acute Care NP, Adult-Gerontology Primary Care NP, Psychiatric-Mental Health NP (across the lifespan), or Adult-Gerontology CNS, please contact ANCC at or toll free at 1-800-284-2378. Do not contact CGFNS. 

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

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