The evaluation process
1. Complete the online application and submit payment
The first step in applying for an evaluation through NCEES Credentials Evaluations is to complete the online application and submit payment.
On your application, be sure to include all post-secondary institutions attended and all college-level coursework completed. This may include certain coursework earned prior to beginning college, provided that college-level academic credit was granted. (Examples of such courses include Advanced Placement, A-levels, International Baccalaureate, etc.)
Once we have received your application, you will be assigned a NCEES evaluator. The evaluator will contact you via the online system and provide you with a personalized list of documents needed to complete your application.
2. Supply the documents needed to complete your evaluation
Using the information provided to you by NCEES, arrange for the required documents to be sent from your academic institution to NCEES headquarters. All documents must be sent to NCEES from the academic institution. Documents received by the institution are considered property of NCEES and will not be re-issued to the applicant. Documents mailed by the applicant will not be accepted.
Do not have documents sent to NCEES prior to applying for the credential evaluation. Failure to follow this policy may result in a serious delay of the evaluation process.
If the documents are not in English, you should work with your evaluator to determine the best way for you to provide an official English translation. NCEES does not provide translation services.
All documents submitted will be examined for authenticity. Most applicants will be asked to provide, at a minimum, the following documents:
- transcripts of all college-level coursework
- proof of degree(s) earned
- detailed course descriptions
3. Monitor the status of your file
You can check your status at any time and communicate with the evaluator assigned to your file using your account. In most cases, NCEES will complete your evaluation within 15 business days after all required documents have been received and verified.
File status: NCEES will keep your file under “active” status for six months after the initial online application and fee have been submitted. After six months, your file will become “inactive” if any required documentation remains outstanding. There is a $75 fee associated with activating an “inactive” file. Once they become inactive, files are stored by NCEES for 18 months.
When your evaluation is complete, it will be transmitted electronically via a secure website to the licensing board you indicated on your application. You will be notified of this via e-mail. You can then access an unofficial copy of your evaluation through your account.
4. My evaluation is complete. Now what?
It is important to note that NCEES does not make decisions regarding licensure. The appropriate licensing board will make any decision regarding your eligibility to sit for a licensing exam.
Re-evaluations: NCEES can re-evaluate your credentials if you are able to produce evidence of additional college-level coursework. There is a fee of $225 for a re-evaluation.
Additional transmittals: NCEES can transmit your evaluation to additional licensing boards. There is a $60 fee for each additional transmittal.