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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.

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Did you graduate before 2008? Are you certified?  If not, your time is running out...

If you failed to achieve certification for any reason prior to 2007 and have not yet received certification, your time is running out. There is only one opportunity remaining to take the ABGC certification examination - August 2014. After the August 2014 testing window closes, this option will no longer be available and the only way to be eligible to take the exam will be to re-enter an ACGC accredited training program, complete all the requirements for graduation and then apply to take the exam.

Apply here for the 2014 certification examination today!



ABGC is pleased to announce two test administration windows in 2014

The Board of Directors approved the addition of a second test administration window in 2014 for Certified Genetic Counselor (CGC©) candidates. The examination administration windows in 2014 will occur in the months of February and August.

The addition of a second examination administration window will be beneficial to the genetic counseling profession in several ways.  It will decrease the amount of time new graduates must wait between the time they are eligible to sit for the CGC© examination and when the examination is administered. The additional administration will also alleviate timing conflicts with licensing and employment issues that impact genetic counselors in states requiring a license to practice. Finally, having a second test administration window will increase the frequency with which certified professionals enter the work force.

In total, this increase in access to certified and licensed professionals will positively impact national efforts to increase incorporation of genetic counselors into a wider range of clinical services as the genetics and genomics field continues to rapidly expand.

For questions or more information, contact the ABGC Executive Office at or 913.895.4617.

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Phone: 913.895.4617
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