Foreign Credential Evaluation Services (three easy steps):
 
  Step 1- Using the information provided below, decide which one of our four evaluation services best suits your needs.
Step 2- Fill out the application form. (Use this form for all four types of evaluation services.)
Step 3- Mail (or fax*) the necessary information needed for your selected evaluation (as described below) to AETS. *(Only attorneys and company representatives may fax documents)

AETS' evaluations strictly adhere to all of the guidelines set forth by the Immigration and Nationalization Service, now known as United States Citizenship and Immigration Services (USCIS) within the Department of Homeland Security (DHS), and the Department of Labor (DOL). Our evaluations are consistently accepted by the USCIS and DOL.

 
 
We provide four types of evaluation services:
 
 

  1. Educational Evaluation Report (Document by Document)
  2. Professional Work Experience
  3. Course by Course
  4. Position Evaluation
 
 
Description of Services:
 
 

  1. Educational Evaluation Reports assess the foreign academic credentials of the applicant. The evaluations determine the applicant's level of education, the number of years completed and the specialization of the applicant.
  2. Professional Work Experience Evaluations also evaluate the applicants' education (if applicable), as well as their work experience, using the USCIS "three-for-one" rule. This rule states that three years of work experience can be substituted for one year of academic study in order to equate the work experience to a U.S. Bachelor's degree. (This equivalency is used for USCIS and DOL purposes only; the applicant cannot use the reports for admission into university programs based on work experience.) AETS' Work Experience Evaluations are completed by PhD university professors with the "authority to grant college-level credit for training and/or work experience."
  3. Course by Course Evaluations provide the same information as an educational evaluation report, but also list the courses the applicant has taken, the grades received and the credit equivalence earned in the United States. This type of evaluation is required by some universities, and it can be used for CPA examinations, teacher certifications and licensing or membership in professional associations.
  4. Position Evaluations analyze the job duties of a particular position. An AETS 'industry expert' (PhD) evaluator will determine if the job duties of the position are so complex that only an individual with a Bachelor's degree or higher could adequately perform the required tasks.
 
 
Detailed Explanation of Documents Needed for Evaluation:
 
 
A. Educational Evaluation Reports
 
 

This report lists and describes all diplomas, certificates, degrees, periods of education and/or training by government-recognized educational institutions, and equates these documents to the U.S. equivalent (e.g., Bachelor, Master, Doctorate, etc.).

The cost for an Educational Evaluation Report is:

  • (10-day service) - $ 75.00
  • (5-day service) - $ 100.00
  • (3-day service) - $ 125.00
  • (Next day service) - $ 150.00
  • (Same day service) - $ 200.00 (Documents must be received by 1:00 PM EST)

    Processing time begins the day AETS receives the documents. All services are counted in business days.
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    Required Documents:
    1. Original or notarized copies of academic documents - diplomas, certificates and/or transcript (indicating graduation date and major) with English translations. If you need an English translation, click here for a free quote

    2. Completed Application Form (Click here for application form.) Please indicate the type of degree equivalency sought on the application form.

    3. Check, money order or credit card for the appropriate fee. (Make checks payable to American Evaluation and Translation Service, Inc. or AETS.) For our Credit Card Authorization Form, please click here.
    As an added convenience, attorneys and company representatives may choose to set up a billing account with AETS.

    *Important note for individual applicants, attorneys and company representatives:
    • Individual Applicants: In order to ensure the academic validity of all documents, individual applicants MUST MAIL original or notarized copies to our office. We do not accept faxed copies of documents from applicants.
    • Attorneys and Company Representatives: Only attorneys and company representatives may fax copies of documents to our office. We do not require original or notarized copies from attorneys or companies. Our fax numbers are: (786) 524-0448, (786) 524-3300 and (877) 870-1205.
     
     
    B. Professional Work Experience
     
     

    Our expert work experience evaluations feature an educational evaluation, if applicable, and an expert opinion from a 'recognized authority' (UNIVERSITY PhD) advising the USCIS and DOL that the applicant's education, and/or specialized training and work experience (using the USCIS "three-for-one-rule") are equivalent to the completion of a U.S. Bachelor's degree.

    The cost of a Professional Work Experience Evaluation Report is:

  • (10-day service) - $ 300.00
  • (5-day service) - $ 400.00
  • (3-day service) - $ 500.00
  • (Next day service) - $ 600.00
  • (Same day service) - $ 700.00 (Documents must be received by 1:00 PM EST)

    Processing time begins the day AETS receives the documents. All services are counted in business days.
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    Required Documents:
    1. Letters from previous employers describing work experience. (Letters should indicate job title, period of work, and job descriptions.)
    2. Notarized copies of academic documents - diplomas, certificates and/or transcript (indicating graduation date and major) with English translations. If you need an English translation, click here for a free quote. (Academic documents are only necessary if you have post-secondary education. Professional work experience evaluations can be performed without the educational evaluation based on the "three-for-one" rule.)
    3. Curriculum vitae with detailed job duties.
    4. Completed Application Form (Click here for application form). Please indicate the type of work experience degree equivalency sought on the application form. If the area of discipline is not computer science (or related field), business administration (or related field), hospitality management (or related field), or engineering (or related field), please call an AETS representative at (786) 276-8190 or email us at info@aetsinternational.com.
    5. Check or money order for the appropriate fee. (Make checks payable to American Evaluation and Translation Service, Inc. or AETS)
    As an added convenience, attorneys and company representatives may choose to set up a billing account with AETS.

    *Important note for individual applicants, attorneys and company representatives:
    • Individual Applicants: In order to ensure the academic validity of all documents, individual applicants MUST MAIL original or notarized copies to our office. We do not accept faxed copies of documents from applicants.
    • Attorneys and Company Representatives: Only attorneys and company representatives may fax copies of documents to our office. We do not require original or notarized copies from attorneys or companies. Our fax numbers are: (786) 524-0448, (786) 524-3300 and (877) 870-1205.
     
     
    C. Course by Course.
     
     

    This type of evaluation lists the courses the applicant has taken, the grades received and the credit equivalence earned in the United States. It is required for CPA examinations, teacher certifications and licensing or membership in professional associations.

    The cost for a Course by Course Evaluation Report is:

  • (10-day service) - $ 200.00
  • (5-day service) - $ 250.00
  • (3-day service) - $ 300.00
  • (Next day service) - $ 350.00

    Processing time begins the day AETS receives the documents. All services are counted in business days.
  •  
     
    Required Documents:
    1. Original or notarized copies of academic transcripts. You may also include diplomas (indicating graduation date and major) with English translations. If you need an English translation, click here for a free quote.
    2. Completed Application Form. (Click here for application form.)
    3. Check, money order or credit card for the appropriate fee. (Make checks payable to American Evaluation and Translation Service, Inc. or AETS.) For our Credit Card Authorization Form, please click here.
    As an added convenience, attorneys and company representatives may choose to set up a billing account with AETS.

    *Important note for individual applicants, attorneys and company representatives:
    • Individual Applicants: In order to ensure the academic validity of all documents, individual applicants MUST MAIL original or notarized copies to our office. We do not accept faxed copies of documents from applicants.
    • Attorneys and Company Representatives: Only attorneys and company representatives may fax copies of documents to our office. We do not require original or notarized copies from attorneys or companies. Our fax numbers are: (786) 524-0448, (786) 524-3300 and (877) 870-1205.
     
     
    D. Position Evaluation.
     
     

    Position Evaluations analyze the job duties of a particular position. An AETS 'industry expert' (PhD) evaluator will determine if the job duties of the position are so complex that only an individual with a Bachelor's degree or higher could adequately perform the required tasks. In addition, AETS Position Evaluations detail the job qualifications that are particular to the specified 'specialty occupation' position.In order for an AETS industry expert to perform such an evaluation, a degree requirement must be common in the industry and normally the requirement to obtain such a job. Additionally, the employer must normally require a degree to work in the particular position.

    The cost for a Position Evaluation Report is:

  • (10-day service) - $ 300.00
  • (5-day service) - $ 400.00
  • (3-day service) - $ 500.00
  • (Next day service) - $ 600.00
  • (Same day service) - $ 700.00

    Processing time begins the day AETS receives the documents. All services are counted in business days.
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    Required Documents:
    1. Detailed information regarding employer, position and prior employment for the sought position.
    2. Detailed list of job duties to be performed.
    3. Completed Application Form (click here for application form). Please indicate the specialty occupation on the application form. If you have any questions, please call an AETS representative at (786) 276-8190 or email us at info@aetsinternational.com.
    4. Check, money order or credit card for the appropriate fee. (Make checks payable to American Evaluation and Translation Service, Inc. or AETS.) For our Credit Card Authorization Form, please click here.
    As an added convenience, attorneys and company representatives may choose to set up a billing account with AETS.

    *Important note for individual applicants, attorneys and company representatives:
    • Individual Applicants: In order to ensure the academic validity of all documents, individual applicants MUST MAIL original or notarized copies to our office. We do not accept faxed copies of documents from applicants.
    • Attorneys and Company Representatives: Only attorneys and company representatives may fax copies of documents to our office. We do not require original or notarized copies from attorneys or companies. Our fax numbers are: (786) 524-0448, (786) 524-3300 and (877) 870-1205.
     
     
    Additional Costs:
     
     
    • Overnight delivery is available within the United States for all evaluations for an additional fee of $40.

    • Extra copies of evaluations are $20 per copy, if requested at the time of the evaluation. The cost will be $40 if the copy is requested after the evaluation has been submitted.
     
         
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