Foreign students or graduates may need fast international credentials verification for educational or professional reasons. Academic institutions may also need to make use of a credentials verification service as part of their candidate evaluation process. But with the large number of evaluation services that are competing for your business, how can you be sure that the one you select is reputable and reliable?
An important component of your evaluation service selection process should be to consider only those companies that are members of NACES, the National Association of Credential Evaluation Services.
What Is NACES?
The foreign credential evaluation industry is not regulated or monitored by the U.S. government. NACES is an association of foreign credential evaluation service providers that was founded in 1987 for the purpose of creating and enforcing a set of standards for quality and ethical behavior in the industry.
In effect, NACES serves as a type of industry watchdog that ensures its members adhere to a high standard of excellence. Over the course of its quarter-century of existence, NACES has developed such a strong reputation among admissions officers, state licensing boards, employers and government agencies that many of these entities will not accept evaluations performed by non-NACES members.
What Are the Criteria for NACES Members?
Not every credentials evaluation service is able to meet the lofty NACES membership requirements. To be eligible, the organization must be privately and independently owned and operated. It must also develop and maintain a current library filled with standard reference materials pertaining to international education and credential evaluation.
In addition, the organization’s senior evaluators must possess at least five years of experience in the area of foreign student admissions or foreign credential evaluation, and they are required to be current and active members of relevant professional organizations. Finally, the organization must maintain compliance with NACES standards for ethical behavior.
SpanTran: The Evaluation Company Has Been a Proud NACES Member Since 1996
At SpanTran, we are proud to say that we have been a member of NACES since 1996, making us part of an exclusive group of 21 current members as of 2012. Our NACES membership ensures whether you are a student, graduate or institutional client, your credentials evaluation will adhere to the association’s highest standards for quality and accuracy.
For students and individuals seeking professional licensing, our NACES membership provides academic institutions with the confidence they need to facilitate the critical decision-making process, enabling them to move forward with their educational and professional pursuits.
How Else Does SpanTran Adhere to NACES Members’ Values?
In addition to proving highly accurate and detailed evaluations, SpanTran “lives the NACES values” by the way we strive to serve the best interests of all our clients.
For instance, our streamlined online application process takes only 5-10 minutes to complete. Applicants will receive their evaluations in only 12-15 days, and even sooner in some circumstances. Our completely transparent and ethical pricing policy eliminates unwanted surprises.
We also endeavor to provide our clients with the highest level of personalized service, making us a pleasure to do business with. Our clients have the peace of mind of knowing they can contact a live person whenever they have issues or concerns.
Feel Free to Contact Us for Additional Information
We are happy to answer any questions you have about SpanTran: The Evaluation Company or our NACES membership. Feel free to contact us by phone or email at your convenience. As we are a U.S. based company, you can also arrange for an in-person visit at our Houston , TX, Manhattan, NY, or Miami, FL offices. Discover the many reasons why SpanTran is a foreign credential evaluation service you can trust.