I have been working as a licensed RN in FL for about 4 years, looking into moving to PA soon. I submitted my application for license by endorsement to the PA BON, and also placed another CES order through CGFNS since my previous one (the one I used to get my FL license) has expired (wish the CES Report was valid forever because it's super expensive!). Anyway, I do not remember mailing the forms myself to the school when I initally did the CES the first time years ago. Based on what I've read in the CGFNS handbook, website and convos with representatives, I HAVE TO MAIL THE TRANSCRIPT VALIDATION FORM TO MY SCHOOL MYSELF, THEN THE SCHOOL WILL MAIL IT BACK DIRECTLY TO CGFNS FULLY COMPLETED AND SEALED ALONG WITH MY TRANSCRIPTS. So here's my question. Based on experience from anyone here, would my school be responsible for paying the mailing of the forms back to CGFNS? Or do I send a letter along with the forms to my school with some money for the processing and mailing in order to avoid delays? Any advise would be great. Thanks in advance!
Oh and as for the License Validation Form - I was told by both the PA BON and CGFNS rep I spoke with that I am not required to send those forms because I am not licensed in the Philippines, and it is not required by the state I'm applying licensure for. So my advise for those applying for CES to carefully look at the requirements of the states you're applying for in order to save yourself some of the trouble.