English language test waiver eligibility

Following some recent enquiries regarding the English language testing waiver the Council has updated its standards guidance to provide additional information on eligibility criteria. This information is available here.

The Council intends to consult on eligibility related to clinical experience in an English-speaking country in the future.

Please note that if your CGFNS application meets the criteria for an English language waiver you will be invited to apply for a waiver. Each waiver is assessed on an individual basis and the waiver is provided at the sole discretion of the Council. This may extend the assessment timeframes. If the waiver is declined, you will be required to pass an approved English language test.