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Illinois NCLEX-RN Requirement Clarifications

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First is about the credentials evalution report. I'm planning to use CGFNS (Comission of Graduates of Foreign Nursing Schools) and according to the the examination packet I downloaded from IDFPR, the report required is "Healthcare Profession & Science Course-by-Course Report" however when I checked the CGFNS website the only options I found was "CES Professional Report" & the other option is "CES Academic Report" [CES = Credentials Evaluation Services]. So which one is the appropriate option to choose?

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Second is about taking TOEFL (Test of English as a Foreign Language) if our first language is not English. I had read a publication from the IDFPR website about the License Reulations for Internationally Educated Nurses that "TOEFL/IELTS may be waived if our credentials evaluation report indicates that our nursing education program was conducted in English utilizing English Textbooks." So does this also apply for NCLEX-RN (National Council Licensure Examination) applicants? Is it wiser to wait for the CGFNS-CES results before taking TOEFL or IELTS?

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Third, do I still need to pass the VisaScreen Program Certificate if my credentials evaluation report from CGFNS is already valid? If so, how will I be able to obtain one?

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Fourth, about the four page application for licensure and/or examination.

1.) Do I have to indicate that I'm an RN in the Title even though if I'm just locally registered in my country? (Answer = ) On the permanent mailing address there are 9 digits for the zipcode how do I input it if my zipcode is only 4 digits or can I just leave it blank? (Answer = ) On The last preliminary school location do I have to input the full address or only the city and country? (Answer = ) On the type of degree earned can I just simply put BSN or spell out Bachelor of Science in Nursing?

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2.) On the page that allows me to enumerate my Specialized Training do I have to fill in all the institutions where we went on duty when I was still in college? Or only the institutions that I had volunteered in after I got my local license? If so, do I need to pass a proof or certificate coming from the different institutions?

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3.) For the "Record of Licensure Information" do I need to fill it up even though I'm only locally licensed outside the US? If so, do I have to fill up the same information for both sections that indicates "State of Original License" and "State of Current Licensure where you most recently have been practicing"? Or do I only fill it up under "Other States of Licensure" since I'm not from the US?

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4.) Do I have to fill in the "Record of Examination" section even though I'm licensed outside the US?

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5.) For the Examination Coding Information, on the sections that says "Find your School of Graduation and enter school code" I'm from outside the US so can I leave it blank? (Answer: ) And the section that states "record the number of times you have taken this exam in Illinois or any other state" can I just leave it blank as well or input 00? (Answer: )

6.) On the Supporting document CCA do I have have to fill in the License Number even though my License is from outside the US? If so, my license number is only 7 digits long...

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7.) On the CT-NUR there is no space for a country code for the applicants phone number [Area Code (_ _ _) _ _ _ - _ _ _ _ _ _ _](Answer: ) .

Fifth question, How do I obtain a fingerprint card? I already emailed FPR.prfgroup09@illinois.gov last November 25 for inquiries and request for the fingerprint card but didn't receive any reply. Will it be mailed to me or will they send a computer file so that I can print it out? (Answer = ) Also after completing it do I have to mail it to ISP (Illinois State Police) or can I just send it directly to a fingerprint vendor (Accurate Biometrics)? (Answer: ) Do I have to include the FP-NUR with it? (Answer: )

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Do I need to pass the instruction sheet together with the other requirements to CTS (Continental Testing Service)?

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Do I need to write in all caps in the application?

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I tried to call IDFPR for international callers on the number 312-281-0341 around 12AM-5AM Philippines time or 10AM-4PM Central Standard time but they are unable to take the call so if anyone can answer on or all of the questions I would gladly appreciate it.

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