The following three agencies are responsible for processing healthcare worker certificates, often called Visa Screens, in the United States.

CGFNS – www.cgfns.org – Registered Nurses, Licensed Practical or Vocational Nurses, Physical Therapists, Occupational Therapists, Physician Assistants, Audiologists, Speech Language Pathologists, Clinical Laboratory Technicians (Medical Laboratory Technicians), Clinical Laboratory Scientists (Medical Laboratory Technologists)

FCCPT – www.fccpt.org – Physical Therapists only

NBCOTwww.NBCOT.org – Occupational Therapists Only

Of the three agencies, only CGFNS offers expedited processing (for both new and renewal applications). You can identify more information about the process which CGFNS uses in order to expedite visa screens at this link. CGFNS will process the application within five business days after all required documentation has been received from all sources. The cost is $500.

Unfortunately, at this time, FCCPT and NVCOT do not offer this option. Keep this in mind when the time approaches to renew your VisaScreen since you may need as much as six months in order to complete the process with FCCPT and NBCOT.