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  • Applying for the Credential Verification Service for New York State

1. How do I apply for Credential Verification Service for New York State?

Begin by creating a CGFNS Connect account. Complete an application for the Credential Verification Service for New York State from the CGFNS Purchase Wizard within CGFNS Connect. Submit a signed and notarized attestation through Contact Us, NotaryCam or by postal mail. The attestation document can be found in the service application.

The application for CGFNS’ Credential Verification Service for New York State is a separate process from the application to the New York State Education Department for licensure.

The Credential Verification Service for New York State costs $360.

2. What happens after CGFNS receives all the information from schools and licensing authorities?

After receiving documents from your schools and/or licensing bodies, CGFNS must verify their authenticity and ensure that all provided information is consistent. If there is a problem with the documentation, CGFNS will take steps with you and/or the school or licensing body to resolve the matter. CGFNS sends a report to the New York State Education Department, which then evaluates the documents.

The application for CGFNS’ Credential Verification Service for New York State is a separate process from the application to the New York State Education Department for licensure. Applying for the Credential Verification Service for New York does not include an application for licensure with the New York State Education Department.

3. How long does the Credential Verification Service for New York State take?

CGFNS can issue a report to the New York State Education Department within weeks of receiving all the required documents or if it has been 180 days since the application was submitted (90 days for Canadian applicants). The length of time it takes CGFNS to generate your report is influenced by the complexity of your file and your country of education.

The precise amount of time may vary depending on how long it takes for schools and licensing authorities to respond to your request for documents.

4. Why does my order status say ‘Ready for Submission?'

180 days after you apply (90 days for Canadian applicants), your order status in CGFNS Connect will change to ‘Ready for Submission,’ regardless of what documentation CGFNS has received. This means that CGFNS will be preparing your report for the New York State Education Department with any documents received at this time.

 

 

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