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About the CE Approver Unit

SGNA is pleased to accept applications from SGNA Regional Societies or non-profit providers of gastroenterology and/or endoscopy-related continuing education offerings for consideration of awarding contact hour approval. Each CE program is reviewed and evaluated by the Continuing Education Peer Review Group (CEPRG). 

SGNA is accredited as an Approver and Provider of Continuing Education in Nursing by the American Nurses Credentialing Center's Commission on Accreditation. 


Major revisions to the CE Approver Unit application are coming soon! Note that work on applications will need to start earlier and submitted as soon as possible as more information will be required in several areas, including biographical data, commercial support, sponsorship and planning. Be sure to allow plenty of time to familiarize yourself with the new requirements if you are planning a program this fall. Contact Cindy Friis or Sophie Huckabay with any questions. 

IMPORTANT CHANGE: SGNA Approver Unit Fee Restructure

Effective January 1, 2014, the fee structure for submitting programs for contact hour approval will increase for both SGNA Regional Society programs and for programs provided by all other non-profit organizations. Note that from this date forward the fee discount is no longer based on the submitter's membership status with SGNA, but rather the organization providing the program. For more information and the complete fee structure please review the Fee Structure Tip Sheet by clicking here.

IMPORTANT CHANGE: ABCGN GI Specific contact hour process change

Effective January 1, 2012, ABCGN has revised its process for reviewing educational programs for GI Specific contact hours and implemented a $35 processing fee per program. Refer to the link, GI Specific Application, for additional information in this regard.

Submit CE Approver Unit Application

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Please note: If you are unable to log in using the e-mail address and password SGNA has on file for you, please call Headquarters at 800/245-7462 or send an e-mail to DO NOT create a new profile, as this might interfere with the application process.

Commercial Support Agreement: Commercial support is financial or in-kind contributions given by a commercial interest that are used to pay for all or part of the costs of a CE activity. If your program is receiving commercial support the participating company must complete a commercial support agreement prior to the program. Download and print the commerical support agreement by clicking here.

Sponsorship Agreement: Sponsorship is financial or in-kind contributions from an organization that does not fir the category of a commercial interest and that are used to pay off all or part of the costs of a CE Activity. If your program is receiving sponsorship the participating company must complete a sponsorship agreement prior to the program. Download and print the sponsorship agreement by clicking here.


Review the submission guidelines for approver unit applications.

Review the submission criteria for provider directed activities. 

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