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Member Alert - Regarding Recognition from the National Institute of Geriatrics
The American Geriatrics Society (AGS) would like to alert members to the activities of “The National Institute of Geriatrics,” which has announced an “Award of Excellence of the National Institute of Geriatrics, in conjunction with the Directorship of the National Institute of Medicine.” Please note that any form of certification or recognition from this organization is not recognized by the American Board of Medical Specialties (ABMS), or its approved member specialty boards, nor does the AGS recognize this as evidence of Board certification in geriatrics or in its consideration for advancement to Fellow status in the Society. The AGS advises that you read any correspondence from the National Institute of Geriatrics carefully to ensure its integrity.


Certification in Geriatrics for Family Medicine Physicians

Certification in Geriatrics for Internal Medicine Physicians

Certification in Geriatrics for Psychiatrists



Gerontological Nursing Examinations
Exam Locations & Dates:
ANCC's certification exams are divided into two types - a computer based (CBT) or paper-and-pencil exams. The exam types will depend on which certification specialty you are planning to take.

For information on registering and taking the exam visit the American Nursing Credentialing Center exam page by clicking here or call 800-284-2378.

Resources for Preparing for Geriatric Boards
Geriatric Review Syllabus 8th Edition:  A Core Curriculum in Geriatric Medicine (GRS8)  contains the latest developments in geriatric medicine for those who wish to expand and update their knowledge in the field. 

Geriatric Nursing Review Syllabus: A Core Curriculum in Advanced Practice Geriatric Nursing (GNRS), is a concise, up-to-date, and comprehensive text developed by the AGS in collaboration with the John A. Hartford Foundation Institute of Geriatric Nursing at New York University.

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