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.

2017 Re-certification Statistics

The percentage of CGRNs seeking recertification remained steady at 52% in 2016 to 2017. Of the 755 eligible to recertify in 2017, 457 nurses renewed their certification. According to survey data, this decline is mostly attributable to retirement.