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.
To protect the public by setting certification standards and providing leadership to promote the value of certified genetic counselors.
Promote high standards in genetic counseling.
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.
ABGC Welcomes Amy Lytle as New Public Advisor
Effective July 1, 2015, Amy Lytle will replace Pat Lambrose as ABGC's Public Advisor. Amy will serve on the Board until December 31, 2015. The public member is considered by NCCA to be a person who serves the governing body by representing the direct and indirect users of ABGC members' skills and services. Welcome Amy!
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.
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: