Maintain Your CGRN Certification

Maintaining CGRN certification is every bit as important as achieving it! Maintaining this specialty certification demonstrates your commitment to your patients and career through the lifelong learning required to keep the certification you worked so hard for.


Gastroenterology certification is granted for a period of five years. The certification period begins with the date certification or recertification is granted (the exam date or the deadline for submission of recertification by contact hours) and ends on December 31 five years later. Candidates may recertify either by taking the current certification examination or by submitting an application for recertification by contact hours.

2021 Re-certification Statistics

The percentage of CGRNs seeking recertification declined slightly at 44% in 2021. Of the 864 eligible to recertify in 2021, 379 nurses renewed their certification. According to continued survey data, this decline is mostly attributable to retirement.