What Is Certificate of Good Standing (CGS/COGS)
Wednesday, 01 August 2012 07:58
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A Certificate of Good Standing (CGS/COGS) or Verification is a document that informs Nursing Board that you do not have any restrictions, cancellations or suspensions on your license or registration, in any country or jurisdiction that you are currently registered in or within any country or jurisdictions you have been registered with in the last 5 years (fulfilling their directive to protect the public).

The Nursing Registration Board in your country will know about this process, it is part of most Nurse Regulation Authorities processes in many countries around the world.

The importance of the process for the Certificate of Good Standing or Verification to go directly from Nursing Board to Nursing Board. If it goes to you or your agent first, even if it is in a sealed envelope, it will be rejected and you will have to arrange another one, often delaying the Nurse Registration process for weeks!

This document cannot be submitted by you. It must be sent from your current Nurses Board to the registration office of Nursing Board in destination country.