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 Holiday Closures
The ABGC Executive Office will be closed on the following dates for the upcoming holidays:
Christmas: December 24 - 26, 2014
New Year's: December 31, 2014 - January 2, 2015
ABGC exam applications will not be processed on these days. Exam applications take 7-10 business days for processing. Please contact the Executive Office with any questions at firstname.lastname@example.org.
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 will begin 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 email@example.com with questions about serving on an ABGC Committee.