ABCGN Certification Center

Welcome to the new ABCGN Certification Center! Your online portal to apply for the ABCGN Certification Exam.

The ABCGN Certification Exam meets the highest professional standards and is the only CGRN certification program accredited by ABNS.

ABCGN Makes It Easy

This new one-stop shop using a unique online Dashboard approach offers the ability to:

  • Apply for the exam
  • Save your application and complete the process when you are ready
  • Receive instant email communication once your application has been received
  • Chat live with staff if you have questions or problems

Certification Eligibility Requirements

ABCGN certification is open to Registered Nurses currently or recently engaged in GI/endoscopy. To qualify for certification or recertification, candidates must meet the following criteria:

    1. By the first day of the testing period (May 1 or October 1), candidates must have been employed in clinical, supervisory, administrative, teaching/education 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 in GI/endoscopy.
  • Work experience must be as an RN (i.e., an LPN who has become an RN must have two years experience as an RN prior to sitting for the CGRN designation regardless of the number of years of GI experience as an LPN.)
  • Full time industry nurses whose focus is at least 40% clinical practice, education, or research are eligible. Those whose focus is sales are not.
    2. Each candidate is required to submit the contact information of two responsible practitioners in the specialty who can verify his/her work experience and professional qualifications.
    3. Each candidate is required to submit a copy of his/her current and unrestricted license as a Registered Nurse (RN) in the United States.

Registration for the 2017 October exam will open June 1 and run through August 15 at 5:00 pm EST. 

Important note: Due to the implementation of the new CGRN exam blueprint, immediate scoring will not be available. This means that candidates will receive a test completion notice when they have completed their exam. Candidates can expect to receive their exam results within 12 weeks from the close of the October 31, 2017 exam window.

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Please contact ABCGN Headquarters with any further questions about ABCGN certification at info@abcgn.org or 855-252-2246.


Important Dates
Recertification Deadline: December 31, 2017
2017 Spring  Exam Testing Window : May 1, 2017 - May 31, 2017 
2017 Fall Exam Registration Window : June 1, 2017 - August 15, 2017 (only for 2017 Fall Exam Registration)
Select your testing time and location through Prometric: Available after registration window closes