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Which states require the CGFNS Qualifying Exam?

The CGFNS Qualifying Exam is required by more than 85 per cent of U.S. State Boards of Nursing and predicts success on the NCLEX-RNĀ® examination. You will need to check requirements with the state board of nursing of the state in which you intend to practice.

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What are the general requirements of the CGFNS Certification Program?

The general requirements are:

  • Complete the CGFNS application form
  • Prepare and send a Nursing Education Form to the nursing school where you obtained your diploma/degree to have them send your transcripts directly to CGFNS
  • Prepare a Validation of Registration/License form for every license you have ever held and send each form to the issuing authority(ies)
  • Send a clear copy of your high school diploma or equivalent
  • If your diploma is not in English, you will need to send a certified, word-for-word English translation with this form
  • Send three signed photographs of yourself and complete the CGFNS Photo Identification Card
  • Enclose the application fee in U.S. dollars, drawn on a U.S. bank. Send an international money order or certified bank check payable to 'CGFNS' or pay with one of the following credit cards: Visa, MasterCard or Discover/Novus

Who is eligible to take the CGFNS Qualifying Exam?

The CGFNS Qualifying Exam is open to first-level, general (registered) nurses only.

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