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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

Mission

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

Integrity:

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

 

Responsiveness:

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

 

Excellence:

Delivering high value to the profession through rigorous evaluation standards.

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Updated Practice Exam!

ABGC is updating 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. The updated content is set to launch on June 1, 2015.  Click here for more information about the Practice Exam.


Recertification

 

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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Mailing Address:
ABGC
PO Box 14216
Lenexa, KS 66285

Office Hours:
Monday through Friday,
8:30am – 5:00pm CT
Phone: 913.895.4617
Fax: 913.895.4652
Email: info@abgc.net