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American Board of Genetic Counseling, Inc.
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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 & Vision

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.


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


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.





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PO Box 14216
Lenexa, KS 66285

Office Hours:
Monday through Friday,
8:30am – 5:00pm CT
Phone: 913.895.4617
Fax: 913.895.4652