ICD has forms for these identity docs, which have to be notarized and will be collected after you purchase a service, as your application processes.
Documents that are Required/Accepted to Verify Identity:
After you have selected an ICD credentials evaluation service, you will need to read the appropriate section below to determine the required documents you will need to obtain to submit as part of your ICD application. Each application contains forms to obtain the appropriate educational and licensure documents (Request for Academic Records/Transcripts for Credentials Evaluation and Request for Validation of Registration/License for Credentials Evaluation).
Complete the top portion of the document request form(s) and send the form(s) to the schools and/or licensing authorities, who will then complete the bottom portion. The school(s) and licensing authority(ies) must send the forms directly to ICD.
For All Evaluations
All post-secondary (tertiary) educational and licensure documents must be OFFICIAL documents sent directly to ICD from the institution/agency. The following documents must accompany your ICD application:
Secondary education documents: You may send original language, notarized* photocopies of all diplomas, degrees or certificates earned during your secondary school education. You can notarize your documents online here. However, external exam results will not be accepted if submitted by yourself. If you do not have a copy of an official secondary school credential(s), you need to request that the issuing authority send official exam results and/or date of graduation directly to ICD.
Post-secondary (tertiary) educational documents: You must complete the applicant portion of the request form and send it to the appropriate educational institution. The school authority needs to complete its portion of the document request form and, in addition, send your official academic records/transcripts, which should include marksheets with courses, grades, credits/contact hours, course description/syllabi and proof of conferral of degree/diploma/certificate. If needed, print additional copies of the form to send to other schools. Additionally, we require notarized photocopies of all post-secondary diplomas, degrees, or certificates earned during your post-secondary school education. You can notarize your documents online here.
Registration/licensure documents**: You must complete the applicant portion of the request form and send it to the appropriate issuing authority. The issuing authority needs to complete its portion of the document request form and/or send official validation of your certificate of registration/license. Official validation of ALL professional registrations/licenses you hold, including initial and all current registrations/licenses, must be provided. If needed, print additional copies of the form to send to other issuing authorities.
Name change: You must provide documentation of any legal name change, if applicable (for example, a marriage certificate).
Certified English Translations: Any documents that have not been issued in English must have an English translation performed by a certified translator. Applicants may NOT translate their own documents.
ICD relies on the accuracy of English translations for evaluations and ICD cannot be held responsible for evaluations that are based on inaccurate English translations.
Please refer to the below list for the methods of translation accepted by ICD:
- Translations may be coordinated through the International Consultants of Delaware (ICD).
- Translations may be performed by your educational institution and submitted directly to ICD.
- Applicants educated in China may have translations coordinated through Beijing China Health International Education Consulting Co. LTD
ICD reserves the right to verify any English translation provided with an application.
* ICD applicants can now use NotaryCam to notarize and submit documents from anywhere in the world. Find out more at www.notarycam.com/icd.
**Not needed for a General Credentials Evaluation.