Josef Silney & Associates, Inc. International Education Consultants





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May 5, 2014

Tiera Beisinger, Assistant Vice President and Director of Corporate Relations at our company has been elected the Chair of the National Association of Credential Evaluation Services (NACES).   Ms. Beisinger is the third professional from our company to be elected to this very prestigious position.

Updated April 1, 2014

As of April1, 2014 our domain is and our company e-mail is . Please visit the Contact Us Section of our website for e-mail addresses of all our full-time staff.

Updated December 13, 2011

We have added new pictures of our employees in our website.

Updated: May 20, 2011

In an effort to better serve you, we are extending our business hours as of June 1, 2011: On Wednesdays, we will stay open until 7 PM, and on Thursdays, we will open at 8 AM.

Updated: January 15, 2010

JS&A staff and management contributed $2,946 to the American Red Cross, specifically to help the people of Haiti in their time of desperate need. 

Updated: January 4, 2010

Starting January 1, 2010 applicants can apply online for a foreign credential evaluation.  If you are interested in applying online, please click on Download Forms and then select Apply Online.

Updated: December 24, 2009

We have only good news to report.
We have not raised our evaluation or translation fees this year.
For those applicants who request in their applications that we mail their evaluation reports to colleges and universities, we always include photocopies of their academic credentials free of charge.

Updated: July 1, 2009

Our FAQ (Frequently Asked Questions) section is now offered in Arabic, Chinese, French, German, Italian, Japanese, Portuguese and Russian - besides English and Spanish. Click here.

Updated: June 1, 2009

Our company now offers two new services: Study Abroad Evauations and Foreign University Level Teaching Evaluations. Both are described in detail under services.

Updated: May 1, 2009

Josef Silny and Associates is pleased to announce that our company has become accredited by the Better Business Bureau.

Updated: April 1, 2009

Josef Silny and Associates is commited to providing excellent customer support. Starting April 1, 2009, we offer Live Chat Support for our individual clients as well as corporate clients. JS&A is the first and, at this point, the only member of the National Association of Credential Evaluation Services (NACES) to offer this service.

Updated: September 19, 2008

Josef Silny, our President and Founder, was presented with an award from the Florida Association of International Educators for his expertise and dedication to the field of foreign credential evaluations and his service to hundreds of institutions of higher education all over the US, especially those in Florida. This was awarded to him at their District workshop at Miami Dade College - North campus, in the presence of many of our corporate clients.

Updated: September 9, 2008

After news of the destruction left in the wake of Hurricanes Gustav, Hannah and Ike in Haiti, employees of JS&A have donated $1,416 to the Haiti Hurricane Relief fund.

Updated: September 1, 2008

Our basic prices have increased $5.00. Effective September 1, 2008, the cost of a Document by Document evaluation is now $80 and a Course by Course evaluation is $130.

Updated: February 14, 2007

The Florida Board of Nursing now requires foreign credential evaluations of nurses educated in Cuba.  Applicants for an evaluation for the Florida Board of Nursing are required to submit their official orginal degree, transcript and course descriptions.  Certified Professional Translations are required and this service is available from the Translation Department of JS&A.

Updated: January 18, 2007

As of January 18, 2007 we will issue extra reports of evaluation and translations only within 3 years of the original date of issue.

As of February 1, 2007, all evaluation reports will be issued with two signatures.

Updated: June 5, 2006

We have added a Frequently Asked Questions section to our website. All prospective clients are encouraged to review the questions before contacting our office.

Updated: March 21, 2006

We now offer Notarization of Copies of Original Documents. This service is provided for individuals applying to the Florida Department of Education's Bureau of Educator Certification, Nova Southeastern University, or other agencies or schools requesting notarized copies of original educational documents. The fee for this service is $10.00 per document (diploma, transcript, etc.) Original documents must be presented with payment. If the service is requested by mail, a self-addressed and stamped envelope must be provided for the return of the original documents.

Updated: November 22, 2005

Effective December 1, 2005 corporate clients can view the status of the services performed for their applicants during the past 12 months.  In addition, corporate clients are able to view and print evaluations of their applicants.  For further information contact Tiera Beisinger, Asst. Director for Corporate Relations at

Updated: October 17, 2005

As of October 17, 2005, all new applicants for evaluations and for translations who provide us with an e-mail address receive a welcome e-mail with a password. By using their e-mail address and their password, they are able to view the status of their application on our website.

Updated: July 1, 2005

Always striving to provide excellent service to our clients

* 2 GPA's for the price of 1

When we calculate grade point averages for international students we include all grades received by the student.  For example, if a student received a grade of F in Chemistry and then repeated this course with a grade of C, we count both grades for the GPA. However, in order to accommodate the need of some of our college and university clients, effective July 1st we are going to include a second grade point average (at no additional cost to applicants), which will be calculated with only the best grade received in each subject. In the example stated above, we would only count the grade of C in Chemistry towards the GPA. 

Updated: April 1, 2005

  • We now accept Visa, Master and Discover credit cards for all of our services. Please see the Credit Card Information form when you download one of our applications.
  • The Florida Board of Nursing has added our company as an approved foreign credential evaluation service.