CES- online application problems


Hello! Has anyone applied online with the CGFN'S for their CES service. I am having some issues as whenever I try and enter my professional info, hit next, a page comes up saying 'internal error' and I can't go any further. Its very annoying! I have emailed them and I am waiting for a reply. Just wanted to know what othe peoples experiences have been.

suzanne4, RN

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I never, ever recommend the on-line applications, if ever a mistake is made, it takes forever to get it corrected. Once sent, you cannot correct it.

Consider this as a warning sign to you. just send it in by mail and know that the application will be correct. Have seen too many have issues trying to fix things after the fact.

Specializes in ITU/Emergency. Has 10 years experience.

Wow! Glad I asked the question. Thanks for your reply.


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Didn't have any problems with my online CES application though. Mine went smoothly ...

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Silverdragon102, BSN

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Specializes in Medical and general practice now LTC. Has 35 years experience.

had no problems and did online application but file was waiting for review for several months despite numerous phone calls, even got my VSC before CES but I was fortunate to be able to take NCLEX due to NY from a previous attempt and my NY was still in date but only just

Specializes in ITU/Emergency. Has 10 years experience.

I rang CGFN's to find out why I was having problems and they said the system was down and adviced me to download and send it in. So, thats what I have done. The whole system is just so frustrating.

suzanne4, RN

26,410 Posts

Too many have contacted me that tried the on-line application and by mistake sent it off when there was an error. It takes forever to get it corrected and documentation usually needs to be submitted to correct something. So that is why I do not recommend the on-line system.

Remember, this is not for something that will be done and finished immediately, it is always a couple of months. Better to have it in paper form in my opinion..at least for them.

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