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

The Certification Center allows applicants 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

Certification Eligibility Requirements

ABCGN certification is open to registered nurses currently 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.

    Read the Certification Handbook for more information regarding requirements and eligibility. 

    Registration for the 2018 October exam will open on June 1, 2018 and will close on July 31 at 5:00 pm EST. 

    Have an account with SGNA? Click below to login to the Certification Center with your SGNA login information. Need an account? Click below.
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    Please contact ABCGN Headquarters with any further questions at

    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