Most employers in the United States accept workers with foreign college degrees.
When hiring the services of foreign workers, employers in the United States often turn to outside companies that are dedicated to evaluating foreign university degrees, and thus determine if they are equivalent to a similar degree in the United States.
In the United States, there is no government body or agency that deals with these tasks of evaluation and validation of degrees obtained abroad. The United States Office of International Affairs recommends organizations such as the National Association of Credential Evaluation Services (NACES) and the Association of International Credentials Evaluators (AICE).
Both NACES and AICE have organizations in their ranks that specialize in foreign educational systems and provide various evaluation and validation services for degrees and certificates throughout the country.
To start this process, the diploma or title, a degree certificate or certificate of studies, as well as the qualifications of the entire career are necessary. These documents only require a certified translation with the corresponding stamps.
In this way, the evaluation company will determine if the foreign worker is qualified to perform the position offered by an employer in the United States.
However, it depends on the area of specialization if it is necessary for the foreign worker to obtain an additional license or credential to practice their profession, for example, in medical or legal services areas. This also depends on the laws and rules of each state.
See more detailed information at:
- NACES: http://www.naces.org/
- AICE: http://www.aice-eval.org/