The Cancer Genetic Risk Assessment Certification is a life long certification; however it does require annual renewals. Renewal information can be found on the Certification Guide tab of this website. You will need 8 CEUs each year, in addition to the $150 renewal fee plus a 3.1% processing fee.
It's Time to Renew Your Certification
Need to renew? Just click on the link below (there is no need to log in), fill out your contact information and make your $150 CGRA renewal payment, this will include a free individual NCBC membership and in 15 minutes you're done! If you need to pay via check for your renewal, please contact firstname.lastname@example.org so I can get your the proper paperwork.
The NCoBC Conference each year will fulfills all of your CEU requirements for renewal. If you attended the current year's Interdisciplinary Breast Center Conference you can just write that in the first CEU box and be done. If you're interested in attending in the coming year, registration can be found at https://www.breastcare.org/
We will be sending certificates (as a pdf) via email for all renewals. If you want a printed copy it is $5 and you can order that on the renewal form. If you have not received your new emailed certificate in 3 weeks, please feel free to reach out to me at email@example.com
Certification Annual Renewal
The Cancer Genetic Risk Assessment Certification requires annual renewals with eight (8) continuing education credits earned per year, a failure to renew will result in inactive certification after 60 days past expiration and decertification after 1 year past expiration.
Certification Renewal Instructions
The online renewal form can be found at https://www.cgracertification.org/cgra-renewal/ Applicant Information: Complete this section with information about the applicant to maintain current certification records.
To maintain an active certification status, all certified individuals must annually submit the required data and documentation via the online system at: https://www.cgracertification.org/cgra-renewal/
Inactive Certification or Decertification
Individuals will become inactive when they have not renewed their certification 60 days past their expiration date. Individuals holding Inactive Certification status will not be listed as Navigators on the NCBC directory. A previously certified individual not currently performing as a Breast Navigator may choose to hold an Inactive Certification.
Inactive status can be used for up to one year before the individual must either re-activate or be decertified.
Individuals holding an Inactive Certification may become active again, upon meeting all continuing education requirements, submission of required forms, payment, and documentation for active Certification without taking another examination. With Inactive Certification you are not required to pay the annual $159.34 (includes a printed and mailed certificate). Navigator renewal fee. Decertification will commence once a certification has been expired for one year and will require recertification.
Certification Annual Renewal Requirements
Professionals renewing their CGRA certification are expected to maintain a valid license and provide updated contact information. Given the rapid advances in the field of cancer genetics and cancer risk assessment, the individual seeking certification should be knowledgeable as to where to obtain up to date information and participate in ongoing learning including 8 hours of activities/CME yearly specific to cancer genetics, cancer risk assessment. Click here to view the full document.
CGRA Rationale for Renewal Requirements
Given the rapid advances in the field of cancer genetics and cancer risk assessment, the individual seeking certification should be knowledgeable as to where to obtain up to date information and participate in ongoing learning including 8 hours of activities/CME yearly specific to cancer genetics, cancer risk assessment.
Qualifications of Certificants
CGRA Certified with NCBC have met the following criteria:
- Completed and NCBC certification exam
- Have an active NCBC membership
- Maintain Continuing Education requirements for renewal
- Use the certification mark and credentials within the scope in which the certification was granted
- NCBC maintains the right to take all appropriate steps including legal or other action, such as requiring the discontinuation of the use of the designation, suspension during investigation, or revocation of the certification, to protect its rights from unauthorized use.
Use of Credentials
Only individuals who have been granted the certification and appropriately maintained the certification may use the CGRA credential. Use of the credential may only be used within the scope for which the certification was granted and not in a misleading or fraudulent manner. NCBC maintains the right to take all appropriate steps including legal or other action, such as requiring the discontinuation of the use of the designation, suspension during investigation, or revocation of the credential, to protect its rights from unauthorized use.
Verification of Certification
Verification of certification, certification status, and certification expiration/renewal date is available through the searchable CGRA Registry directory on the web site or by contacting NCBC. Release of any other information requires the written consent of the certificant. Requests and written consent are kept electronic