Quote from kubo888
Thanks for your response Suzanne...i mentioned before that my brother is about to enroll in IELTS and yet you said MD also requires TOEFL. Does he have to take both? Also, you said "MD will permit him to endorse w/o the CGFNS exam" which sounds encouraging although i gather that might not be the case anymore with them but can you explain more what "endorse" means.
Right now our decision is to request an application from VT. If in the future he was able to get an ATT from VT and passed the NCLEX in HK, does this mean that he has no choice but to work in VT? Thanks in advance for your help...
Just because you get a license in a state does not mean that you are required even to put a foot in the state. I have had licenses in the past for states that I ended up not working in.
Please check out the webiste for Maryland to see their requirements. And yes, even if he takes the IELTS series, Maryland still requires the basic TOEFL exam. The states that have actual requirements, still want TOEFL.
As far as endorsing to there, check out what their application states, License by Endorsement" --- each state is free to change their requirements, last time I checked, CGFNS exam was not needed for endorsement.