Your Ultimate Guide to Completing the Credentialing Checklist

Congrats you have accepted an offer! Now it’s time to complete your Credentialing Checklist and get you one step closer to the job of your dreams. Let’s take a look at exactly what you need to do.

What is a Credentialing Checklist?

Once you have accepted the offer, your Credentialing Checklist lists all of the requirements that the facility needs in order to start your assignment. After you accept your offer, you will receive a credentialing checklist which will be accessible by clicking on the notification icon at the top of your Nomad profile page. You can also access your credentialing checklist by clicking the link provided to you in your email, the email subject will be “[Action Required] Credentialing Requirements”.

How to Complete  the Credentialing Checklist:

Once you have navigated to your Credentialing Checklist you can begin uploading your relevant documents. On your checklist, please proceed to click the upload button to upload documents. First try using the “saved documents” if you have an existing credential you can re-use. Otherwise, please upload a new file for the requirement. 

What documents will I need to upload?

Credentialing documents vary based on facility however, common documents for credentialing include: 

Health Records

  • Physical - within the last year
  • PPD or IGRA - negative within last year; if positive, must have chest x-ray within 2 years of start, proof of positive, and TB Questionnaire updated annually
  • MMR - 2 vaccines or positive titer
  • Varicella - vaccine series or positive titer
  • TDaP - vaccine within the last 10 years
  • Flu - vaccine during flu season or declination (not accepted by all units)
  • Hep B - vaccine series, titer, or declination 

Drug Testing and occupational Health items

To complete a drug screen or other occupational health items that may be required for your upcoming assignment you can work with your Compliance Associate to complete these tasks in a timely manner. Once you accept your assignment, you will be prompted to provide a zip code through the Messages section of your Nomad profile. Your Compliance Associate will work with you to locate a convenient location to complete your requirements. If you need to make any changes, please let your Credentialing Associate know.

Testing (emailed to you after the offer is accepted)

  • Competency Evaluation
  • Core Mandatory Part I, II, and III (HIPAA & OSHA)

Relias Checklist

Relias testing is used to assess core clinical, situational, and behavioral competencies for nurses. Your Relias checklist is emailed to you after submitting an application. This email contains a link to the Relias checklist or exam. Once you click this link you will be directed to your Nomad account if you are not already logged in. Log in with your Nomad credentials and you will then be directed to Relias to complete your checklist or exam. You can also access the Relias checklist through the “Applications” button at the top right of your screen and then clicking the “Your Actions needed” banner underneath your application. 

After completing the Relias Checklist you will receive a score out of 4.0. A score of 2.7/4.0 or above is considered proficient, any score below that will prohibit you from applying to a job in that specific for 6 months. If you pass the checklist, you will be considered proficient for the next 12 months. If you have already completed your checklist through another agency feel free to email your results to and we can upload it to your account for you.

Relias Assessment

During your credentialing process you will be sent a Relias Assessment. Like the Relias checklist, this assessment will follow the same process of logging as the Relias checklist so please use your Nomad credentials to log in. To start your assignment you will need to score 80% or above on this assessment. You will receive two attempts to complete the assessment. If you do not score an 80% or above, your assignment will be cancelled and you will not be able to work in that specialty for the next 6 months. If you have completed the assessments in the past 12 months through another agency, go ahead and send them to and they can be used to future applications.

What’s Next? 

Once you have submitted all required credentials, Nomad’s credentialing team will review them and submit them to the facility for approval. If any of your credentials are declined, we will notify you so that you can upload a new document to fulfill the requirement. If you have additional questions regarding your Credentialing Checklist you can reach out to your Credentialing Associate via the Messages section of your Nomad profile. That’s it! Now you’re even closet to starting your Nomad assignment. If you have any questions as you progress through your journey on Nomad, feel free to reach out to and submit your questions here. We’re excited to work with you!

Last Updated:
July 7, 2022

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