PROFESSIONAL CREDENTIALS EVALUATIONS
BASED ON ACADEMICS AND/OR WORK EXPERIENCE

Academic Equivalency Evaluations assess the foreign educational credentials of the candidate. These evaluations determine the level of education and number of years completed, as well as the field of specialization. Academic evaluations consider the educational system of the foreign country, the quality of the university attended by the candidate, the credit hours and number of years of coursework, the nature of the courses, and the grades attained in the courses.

Documents Required for an academic equivalency evaluation: copies of all diplomas, transcripts, and postgraduate degrees.

 


A Course-by-Course Evaluation is an in-depth analysis of all academic coursework completed by the candidate. The course-by-course evaluation analyzes each course completed by the candidate in the context of the educational system of the foreign country, the reputation of the university, the subject matter of the course, the credit hours completed, and the grade obtained in the course.

We then convert the coursework, credits, grades, and overall grade point average attained by the candidate in the foreign institution into the equivalent measures according to US standards. The course-by-course evaluation concludes with a determination of the equivalency of the foreign credentials in terms of US academic standards.

Documents Required for a course-by-course evaluation: copies of all diplomas, transcripts, and postgraduate degrees. Transcripts should specify, at a minimum, the credit hours completed by the candidate and the grades obtained in the courses.
 


Evaluations of Education, Training, and Employment Experience assess the professional background of the candidate by analyzing formal education, training programs, and work experience. These evaluations are prepared in accordance with the equivalency ratio of three years of work experience for one year of college training, promulgated by the US Citizenship and Immigration Service.

Positions of employment are analyzed in terms of job titles, responsibilities, training opportunities, managerial duties, and the role of the employer within the specific industry. Work experience evaluations typically are performed by university professors with authority to grant college-level credit in the particular field of study.

Documents Required for a work experience evaluation: detailed resume specifying jobs held, names of companies, month/year, and job duties supporting letters from previous employers, specifying periods of employment, job titles, and job duties diplomas, transcripts, and postgraduate degrees
 


Professional Position Evaluations analyze the proposed job to be held by the candidate in the context of the industry, size and business activities of the company, job duties, managerial responsibilities, and educational prerequisites. Trustforte's evaluators assess whether the position typically requires a bachelor's-level degree, qualifying as a "specialty occupation." Additionally, the position evaluation determines whether the candidate's educational and/or professional background qualifies for the proposed assignment.

Documents Required for a professional position evaluation: background information regarding the company, consisting of date established, number of employees, annual revenue, and nature of business activities job description specifying title, job duties, managerial responsibilities, and educational prerequisites draft of supporting letter from the employer candidate's diplomas, transcripts, and postgraduate degrees, supporting letters from previous employers specifying periods of employment, job titles, and job duties.
 


Expert Opinion Letters are comprehensive analyses of the educational and professional achievements of a candidate performed by recognized authorities in the field of specialization. These advisory opinions and peer assessments are used to support cases for extraordinary ability aliens, outstanding researchers, national interest waivers, labor certifications, and O-1 classifications.

Expert opinion letters review the credentials, achievements, and innovations of the candidate in light of industry standards and the outstanding accomplishments of colleagues in the specific field. Advisory analyses are prepared by Trustforte in collaboration with university professors, scholars, research scientists, industry executives, and other leading authorities.

Documents Required for an expert opinion letter: detailed resume specifying jobs held, names of companies, month/year, and job duties, supporting letters from previous employers specifying periods of employment, job titles, and job duties, diplomas, transcripts, and postgraduate degrees, draft of supporting letter from employer publications and conference presentations, newspaper articles, prizes and awards, reference letters from peers.

 

 

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