Mailing Address:
ABGC
PO Box 14216
Lenexa KS 66285

Office Hours:
Monday through Friday
8:30am – 5:00pm CST

Phone: 913.222.8661
Fax: 913.222.8606
Email: Click Here

 

 

Disciplinary, Appeals and Complaint Policies

In order to maintain the highest possible standards in certification, ABGC allows for individual applicants, examinees and Diplomates to appeal a decision of the Board of Directors regarding his or her certification or recertification. Healthcare professionals or consumers may submit a complaint regarding a certified individual’s practice. Provided below are ABGC’s policies regarding such matters. 

Policy and Procedures for Disciplinary Review and Appeal

Policy and Procedures for Complaints Against a Diplomate

 

Trademark Policy

ABGC has the responsibility to protect its federal trademarks from infringement by unauthorized parties. The federal trademark registrations owned by the ABGC include its corporate logo and the designation CGC®. ABGC works with patent and trademark attorneys to ensure that only those who have passed the ABGC examination have the right to use the trademark designations, adding to the meaning and value of the CGC® designation.  Certificants who meet ABGC’s requirements for recertification are authorized to continue to use the credential. Individuals who allow their ABGC certification to expire may not use the CGC credential nor may they hold themselves out to be an ABGC certified genetic counselor.