Elements of the certification program is composed of a credentials review, a one-day qualifying exam of nursing knowledge (CGFNS exam), and an English language proficiency exam (TOEFL iBT, IELTS, TOEFL and TSE). Upon successful completion of all three elements of the program, applicants are issued a CGFNS certification.
The Kaplan-CGFNS review course focuses on the one-day paper-and-pencil qualifying exam of nursing knowledge or commonly known as the CGFNS qualifying exam. The Nursing Exam consists of two sections and is modeled after the NCLEX-RN examination test plan. In the Philippines, the CGFNS qualifying exam is given thrice a year March, July and November and the deadline for submission is made three months before the exam date.