An institution accredited by the National Association of Credential Evaluation Services (NACES : should examine all titles and certifications in order to verify their validity.
English-language skills may be a requirement for some careers, such as medicine, law, odontology, engineering and accounting.
Current rules permit students of foreign medical schools, not licensed by the Commission, to participate in an occasional (“occasional” means no more than 3 students from any one unlicensed foreign medical school in any calendar year, with each of the 3 students doing no more than 3 elective clerkships in Florida in any calendar year) elective clinical clerkship (not core subjects).
The elective Clerkship site will notify you of the Commission's decision.
The majority of technical, post-graduate and doctorate degrees require a license from the state where the person is seeking employment.
Before doing that, the applicant must first validate the degrees obtained in his or her native country.
It may be also necessary that he or she enroll in additional educational courses, pass technical exams and the TOEFL, among other procedures.
The state department or office whose branch relates to that particular profession is the party that grants the license.
Credential evaluation services are independent organizations that perform analyses of non-U. qualifications and issue recommendations as to how a particular qualification compares to a similar qualification or set of qualifications in the U. Professional Recognition [MS Word, 135K] provides information and resources concerning the recognition on non-U. qualifications in the regulated professions, either in order to practice the profession in the United States or to enter advanced professional studies. Core (required) clerkships are not permitted in Florida Hospitals or clinics unless the foreign medical school is licensed for that purpose by the Commission for Independent Education.There must be a specific written agreement between the medical school and the accredited hospital for the specific core clerkship, in addition to many other standards that must be met.Whether requesting licensure or individual approval for an occasional elective, the process must be initiated by the medical school, not by the student.The Dean of Clinical Studies, or similar official, of the medical school should contact this office in writing, either by e-mail [email protected], fax 850-245-3233, or letter, to request the proper forms.