Q&A

Q&A

About the Application

How do I apply for a credentials evaluation report?

You can apply online by using our interactive, user-friendly application. You may also download an application from this website.

Which application is right for me?

Our Standard Application is most often used for:

college/university or junior/community college admission
transfer credit
professional licensing/certification in certain fields (other than Barbering and Cosmetology, Massage Therapy, Nursing and Physical Therapy)
employment and salary adjustment
immigration

A separate application is required for:

barbering and cosmetology licensure
massage therapy licensure
nursing licensure
physical therapy licensure
military enlistment (submitted by military recruiters)
cases for immigration (submitted by attorneys)

Which report should I request?

If you are completing the application online, the interactive system will help you choose the correct report for your evaluation.

We generally recommend a:

General Report for employment and immigration
Detail Report for college and university admission and transfer credit
Detail Report with Course Level Identification for junior/community colleges, transfer credit, and professional licensing/certification (in fields other than barbering and cosmetology, massage therapy, nursing, and physical therapy)

Please note that we also provide specialized licensure reports for barbering & cosmetologymassage therapy, nursing, and physical therapy. 

My current name differs from the one on my educational records. Which name should I provide on the application?

The application asks for your current name as well as the name on your educational records. Please provide us with both. 

Does IERF accept credit cards or any other form of electronic payment?

Yes, IERF accepts Visa and MasterCard credit card payments (only).

If you are applying online, you may submit your payment online.

If you are submitting a paper application, you may pay by completing the Credit Card Information Form and including it with your completed application form.

If you need to make a payment after submitting your application, please call us at (310) 258-9451 and we can process your payment over the phone.

Can IERF send my evaluation directly to the institution for which it is intended?

Yes. Please be sure to complete the mailing instructions section on the application.

What if I have questions on filling out the application?

If you are completing the application online, the interactive system will guide you through the process.

It will also:

  • help you choose the correct report for your evaluation
  • provide information about requirements for educational institutions, state licensing/certification boards and national professional associations/certification boards (where applicable)
  • outline the documentation you will need to send to IERF

If completing a paper application, please be sure to read the entire application before filling it out.  This website can also provide further information.

For additional assistance, please feel free to contact us.

Can I get a refund if I do not agree with the report or if I cancel the application?

Unfortunately, no refunds will be issued once an application has been submitted and we have begun processing your case.

Does IERF have a list of all the schools, colleges and universities that accept its evaluations?

Unfortunately, we do not have a comprehensive list, as the information can frequently change. For this reason, we suggest that you contact the institution directly to obtain this information.

Does IERF have a list of all the state boards that accept its evaluations?

Unfortunately, we do not have a comprehensive list, as the information can frequently change. For this reason, we suggest that you contact the state board directly to obtain this information.

Do you know the requirements of colleges, universities, licensing boards and professional organizations (e.g., boards of accountancy, the California Commission on Teacher Credentialing, etc.)?

Even though we are aware of many of their requirements, we encourage you to contact the individual institution directly to obtain this information, as it frequently changes.