How Long Does Credential Verification Service for New York State Take?

Completion of the Credential Verification Service (CVS) for New York State varies in length depending on how promptly a response is received from the school or licensing authority. However, here are some time estimates regarding the service:

  • Processing your order.  It generally takes about 8 weeks from the time we receive your application materials to the time we send out the first request letter to your school and licensing authority.
  • Waiting for a response.  After the first letter is sent to your school and licensing authority, we wait 60 days before sending a second request letter, and another 60 days before sending a third and final letter. After 180 days from the time the first letter was sent, your order status will change to Ready for Submission, regardless of what documentation we have received. Note: For Canadian applicants, a letter is sent every 30 days, and the order status changes to Ready for Submission after 90 days.
  • Reviewing documentation. Upon receipt of documentation from your school or licensing authority, we must verify its authenticity and ensure that all the information provided is consistent. This process is typically completed within 4-6 weeks. If there is a problem with the documentation, we will write back to the issuing source for further clarification.
  • Issuing the report. A report can be issued to the New York State Education Department within 4-6 weeks after the receipt of all necessary documentation or from the time your order status becomes Ready for Submission.
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