Eligibility Requirements

RN License: Nurses must have a valid RN license issued by a US state in order to sit for the exam. A copy of your RN license must be uploaded into the application. If you do not have a copy of your RN license you can download one from www.nursys.com

Professional Experience: ABCGN certification is open to nurses currently or recently engaged in gastroenterology and endoscopy practice. At the time of examination, candidates must have been employed in clinical, supervisory, administrative, educational or research capacities in an institutional or private practice setting for a minimum of two (2) years full-time, or its part-time equivalent of 4000 hours, within the past five (5) years. For the Spring Exam this requirement must be met by May 1, for the fall exam this requirement must be met by October 1.

Verification of Professional Experience: Each candidate is required to submit the contact information, including email address, of two practitioners in the specialty (or physicians, supervisors or human resources specialists) who can verify this work experience along with a current and unrestricted license as a registered nurse (RN) in the United States. Contact information will be requested in the application.

Important Dates
Recertification Deadline: December 31, 2018
2019 Spring Exam Registration Window: January 1, 2019 - February 28, 2019
Excellence in Professionalism Application Deadline: February 15, 2019
Certified Nurses Day: March 19, 2019
2019 Spring Exam Testing Window: May 1, 2019 - May 31, 2019