Deadline for Online Certification Applications

Spring Exam

Application Window: January 1 - Last Business day of February at 5 pm Eastern Time

Testing Window: May 1 - May 31, candidates will select the time and location through the Prometric website after the application window closes.

Fall Exam

Application Window: June 1 - August 15 at 5 pm Eastern Time

Testing Window: October 1 - October 31, candidates will select their time and location through the Prometric Website after the application window closes.



SGNA Member

Non-SGNA Member

Computer-based Exam



Refunds: Requests for refunds must be made in writing to ABCGN during the application window (see above deadlines). Refunds will be made during this time minus a $90 processing fee. Once the registration window closes, there will be no refunds. Should your application be denied, you will receive a refund for the examination fee; however, the nonrefundable processing fee will be retained. This Refund Policy is subject to change without prior notice.

Cancellation/Rescheduling: If you wish to cancel or reschedule your testing date, you must cancel your exam appointment with Prometric at least 5 business days prior to your test date. You will be charged a $50 rescheduling fee when you re-apply for the exam. If you fail to cancel your appointment within the 5 days, you will be considered a no-show and charged the full fee.

Rollover Option: If you do not register with Prometric for a date and time to take the examination, or have cancelled your exam appointment, you have the option to apply your application fees to the next test administration by submitting a new application and paying a reapplication fee of $50.00.

Persons who do not take their scheduled exam or do not receive a passing score on the examination must repeat the certification process again in its entirety. The certification process, including examination, may be repeated as often as necessary. However, a new application must be submitted each time and the appropriate fee must accompany an application each time it is submitted.

Quest for Success: If you take the exam and do not pass you can take it again during the next testing period for half the registration fee. Click here for details.

International testing is not available at this time.
Important Dates - Home
Recertification Deadline: December 31, 2017

2017 Fall Exam Registration Window Closed :
Select your testing time and location through Prometric: Available after registration window closes

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