Certified Grant Writer®
The term “Certified Grant Writer®” may only be used by the person who earned the Certified Grant Writer® professional credential only during the period of validity on the certificate. After the expiration date printed on the certificate, the term “Certified Grant Writer®” or the initials CGW may no longer be used. This also means that during the one-year grace period for renewal, the term “Certified Grant Writer®” or the initials CGW may not be used.
Professional Development Activities to earn Renewal Credits
Professional Development Activities to earn CGW Renewal Credits:
Note that all activities must be completed during the valid period of the credential or the one-year grace period.
What if my grace period has expired?
If the Grace Period has Expired
Please e-mail your question(s) to Customer Service. Email: CustomerService@AmericanGrantWriters.org
Question: If a CGW earns more than 30 CGW Renewal Credits during the valid period of the current credential, may the extra credits over 30 be carried forward to the 2nd renewal? Answer: No, the extra credits over 30 do not carry foward. The reason is that the Guidelines state the CGW Renewal Credits must be earning during the current validity period.
Question: If I registered for a conference, attended, but forgot to turn in Documentation forms, may I still get CGW Renewal Credits? Answer: No, CGW Renewal Credits are only awarded to registered attendees who turn in the Document Form at the end of each conference day.
Question: I've lost my CGW Certificate. May I get another copy. Answer: Yes, it can be reprinted and mailed to you as long as you purchase the reprinting fee on the Marketplace page and the credentail is still valid. A certificate that has expired, or during the grace period, may not be reprinted.