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CNG is a force of excellence for the world of tomorrow

Providing FREE certification resources since 1985!

Quality credentials have credibility. They produce evidence that they are effective. They require competent credentialing professionals to make them a reality.

Since 1985, the CNG has been a force of excellence in the professional development of credentialing professionals. CNG is a volunteer-driven, membership-based organization that offers invaluable credentialing industry connections, education, and resources…and it’s free!

What does the CNG provide?

  • Free credentialing education, networking, and resources 
  • An opportunity for credentialing professionals – at all levels and roles – to meet and share experiences
  • A platform to exchange best practices and industry developments

How can CNG help you?


  • Accelerate your growth and credibility as an industry expert
  • Connect with key players in the credentialing industry
  • Understand the different types of credentials and their appropriate use
  • Learn how to build quality credentialing programs
  • Identify the opportunities facing the credentialing industry today


  • Deepen your capabilities for executing quality credentialing programs
  • Save time and money by finding the right credentialing vendors
  • Identify industry trends and drivers and their implications for your customers

Industry Partners

  • Invest in the profession that you serve through sponsorship opportunities
  • Connect with customers and consumers of your products and services
  • Enhance your understanding of the industry
  • Strengthen partnerships with the credentialing community

Upcoming events

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CNG Events

The CNG meetings connect certification professionals with challenges to certification professionals and vendors with solutions. They provide not only best practices, but also new and effective ways to develop and administer certification programs.

CNG held a virtual event on June 17, 2020 that was received with great enthusiasm. We were not able to accommodate everyone who wanted to join us live and offer a link to the recording for those who were not able to attend. Due to the size of the recording it has been uploaded to YouTube.  Click on this link to view the June 17, 2020 virtual event:

The CNG Board and Planning committees will continue to support the CNG membership community while giving special consideration to the impact the pandemic will have on future events. Information will be posted to our website as it becomes available.

Check out our events page.

Other Industry Events
CNG is aware that there are a number of events offered by organizations that focus on certification and/or credentialing.  If you are interested in having the event presented to CNG members click here to learn more.

CNG Past Events

Networking at CNG

The certification profession is a small but mighty group. Often the certification department is a one-person team. So how do you meet and share information with this small community? Join the Certification Network Group!

CNG was established as a place for certification professionals to meet and network with each other, sharing their experiences, offering advice, and learning from professionals at the pinnacle of their certification career.

We normally meet either in-person or virtually eight times a year. We start our meetings with time to meet and chat with those who do the same thing you do! This networking time is followed by a presentation or round-table discussion on matters important to or emerging in the certification business.

How exactly should you approach these meetings and get to know others in this small-knit community? Members of the CNG Board offer these Networking Tips.

offering advice, and learning from professionals at the pinnacle of their certification career.

Get Involved

CNG depends on a network of dedicated professionals in the certification field to provide free educational and networking events in Chicago and Washington, DC.

This is a valuable opportunity to hone your leadership skills, contribute to field, and expand your professional network. Applications for Program Planning Committees are accepted throughout the year. Instructions are included on the application form.

Nominations for the 2024 Board are closed. Nominations for the 2025 Board will open in the summer of 2024.

Call for Presentation Proposals

The Certification Network Group (CNG) is a volunteer‐led organization focused on providing networking and educational opportunities for certification professionals. CNG offers quarterly events providing free education and networking in the Washington, D.C. and Chicago metropolitan areas covering a variety of topics relevant to professional credentialing.

We are looking for dedicated professionals to present at these events and share their expertise. Presenting at a CNG event gives you the opportunity to share your knowledge and build your network of colleagues.  The CNG Call for Proposals is now open.

Apply by filling out and submitting this form. Call for Presentation Proposals Please note that the form cannot be filled out on a mobile device.

Legislative Issues
For additional information on the legislative and regulatory attempts to limit the Maintenance of Certification requirements currently in place in the healthcare professions, please visit the ICE Government Affairs page and the ICE representation on the Right to Safe Care Coalition.

 Your CNG membership is free.  
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