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 Lori Erby as New Board Member
ABGC is pleased to announce the results of the 2015 Board of Directors election. Lori AH Erby, ScM, PhD, CGC was elected to the Board of Directors with a 25.9% response rate. She will begin a four-year term on January 1, 2016.
Lori is currently the Associate Director of the Johns Hopkins University/National Human Genome Research Institute Genetic Counseling Training Program. Previously she was on the faculty of the Johns Hopkins Bloomberg School of Public Health and also practiced as a genetic counselor at the Johns Hopkins School of Medicine Departments of Neurology and Gyn/Ob. A diplomate since 2002, Lori has served on ABGC's Practice-Based Competencies Review Taskforce and is chair of this year's NSGC Annual Education Conference.
Please join us as we welcome Lori Erby to the Board of Directors!
Updated Practice Exam!
ABGC has updated 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. 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: