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American Board of Genetic Counseling, Inc.
ABGC Certification

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


ABGC Mission & Vision

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.

About the American Board of Genetic Counseling, Inc.

ABGC Announces New Board Member

The American Board of Genetic Counselors is pleased to announce the results of the 2015 Board of Directors election.  Stephanie Kieffer, MS, CGC, was elected to the Board of Directors with a 24% response rate. She began a four-year term on January 1, 2015.

Stephanie is currently a genetic counselor with the Provincial Medical Genetics Program of British Columbia in Vancouver, Canada.  She is also a Clinical Supervisor, Instructor and Directed Studies Supervisor at the University of British Columbia (UBC) MSc Genetic Counselling Program and Assistant Clinical Professor at UBC.  A diplomate since 1993, Stephanie has been a member of the Accreditation Review Committee and has also worked as a site visitor.

Volunteer for ABGC


Are you a genetic counselor looking for a professional volunteer opportunity that directly impacts your profession? Volunteer opportunities with ABGC are available!

ABGC is seeking board-Certified Genetic Counselors eager to be item writers and/or serve on the Finance Committee, Nominating Committee and Disciplinary Review Committee. Only certified genetic counselors are eligible.

View all the committee and task descriptions here.

It takes less than five minutes to indicate your interest – just complete the Committee Volunteer Application Form here and submit it to the ABGC Executive Office.

Contact Katherine Hughey, Association Manager, via email with questions about serving on an ABGC Committee.


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