ENGLISH LANGUAGE PROFICIENCY
Applicants may select one of the following four English proficiency examinations to take as part of the Certification Program:
Test of English as a Foreign Language (TOEFL), administered by the Educational Testing Service (ETS). Passing Score: 540 (paper/pencil version) or 207 (computerized version)
Test of English as a Foreign Language (TOEFL) iBT (internet Based Testing), administered by the Educational Testing Service (ETS). Passing Score: 83
Test of English for International Communication (TOEIC), administered by the Educational Testing Service (ETS). Passing Score: 725
International English Language Testing System (IELTS), administered by the Cambridge ESOL Examinations, the British Council and IDP Education Australia. Passing Score: 6.5 Overall (Academic Module)
Applicants must take and pass an approved English language proficiency examination within two years of passing the CGFNS International Qualifying Exam. The testing organizations must forward your English language exam scores directly to CGFNS International.
For applicants to be exempt from the English proficiency requirement, they must meet ALL of the following criteria:
country of nursing education was in the United Kingdom (England, Wales, Northern Ireland and Scotland), Australia, Canada (all provinces, in Quebec the only approved schools are McGill University and Dawson College in Montreal, Vanier College in St Laurent, John Abbot College in Sainte-Anne de-Bellevue, and Heritage College in Gatineau), South Africa, New Zealand, Ireland, Trinidad/Tobago, Jamaica, Barbados or the United States.