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American Board of Genetic Counseling, Inc.
ABGC Certification


The American Board of Genetic Counseling received NCCA accreditation of its Certified Genetic Counselor© certification program. NCCA is the accrediting body of the Institute for Credentialing Excellence.

The American Board of Genetic Counseling (ABGC) is the credentialing organization for the genetic counseling profession in the United States and Canada. The ABGC certifies and recertifies qualified genetic counseling professionals. In this way the work of the ABGC protects the public and promotes the ongoing growth and development of the genetic counseling profession.

ABGC Mission & Values


To protect the public by setting certification standards and providing leadership to promote the value of certified genetic counselors.

Core Purpose

Promote high standards in genetic counseling.


Core Values


Fair and objective decisions, transparency in interactions, and accountable stewardship.



Recognition of, and actions taken based on, emerging needs.



Delivering high value to the profession through rigorous evaluation standards.

About the American Board of Genetic Counseling, Inc.

ABGC 2015 Board Election


It’s time for the 2015 American Board of Genetic Counseling Board of Directors election. Ballots have been emailed and mailed to all diplomates. If you have not received your electronic ballot, please contact the Executive Office at The election concludes August 31, 2015.

ABGC Welcomes Amy Lytle as New Public Advisor

Effective July 1, 2015, Amy Lytle will replace Pat Lambrose as ABGC's Public Advisor. Amy will serve on the Board until December 31, 2015. The public member is considered by NCCA to be a person who serves the governing body by representing the direct and indirect users of ABGC members' skills and services. Welcome Amy!

Updated Practice Exam!

ABGC has updated the Practice Exam (PE)! Based on our performance analysis of all PE questions, ABGC has decided to revise or rewrite ~ 20% of them. These questions were identified as not performing parallel to the actual certification examination. Click here for more information about the Practice Exam.



It is the Diplomate’s responsibility to apply for recertification prior to the expiration date of his/her current certification. A renewal notification postcard is mailed to each Diplomate’s last known postal address approximately 4 months prior to the current certification expiration date. Email recertification reminders are also sent to those Diplomates for whom ABGC has a valid email address. To ensure that you receive important information from ABGC, please review your online profile and verify current email and postal information.

Each Diplomate is responsible for:

  • Creating and updating the contact information on his/her ABGC online profile
  • Keeping current with ABGC news, information, policy, rules and regulations


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Lenexa, KS 66285

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Phone: 913.895.4617
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