Alternative Recertification Program

The CGMP Alternative Recertification Program is a simple, self-study program.  This program is available to members who hold their CGMP but have not been able to recertify by earning the required 15 contact hours during the 3-year period.

Policy GI-11, dated March 2017; updated October 2019 (to view the updated Policy, click here)  

  1. You must be a member of SGMP in good standing.
  2. You must apply to participate in the alternative recertification within 30 days from the expiration date of your certification.
  3. The cost of the alternative recertification program is $250, due at the time of registration.  This includes the updated CGMP Handbook, the current Power Point slides, and the examination.  
  4. This is a self -study program and does not involve any classroom activity. 
  5. The alternative recertification examination will be offered every two months.  You must schedule the examination within 6 months  of registering for the program.  You will be notified of the month of the examination.
  6. Upon successful completion of the exam, your certification is good for 3 years from your most recent expiration date.
  7. If you do not pass the exam, you will be able to re-test one time within 30 days of the examination for a $50 re-test fee.
  8. This is a one-time opportunity; if your certification lapses again, you must re-take the CGMP class and examination.
Click here for the Alternative Recertification Application.
If you are interested in applying for the program or want more information, please email