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ABGC Practice Examination

Preparing for the CGC® Exam? Order the Practice Exam Here!

ABGC updated the Practice Exam (PE) in June 2015! Based on our performance analysis of all PE questions, ABGC decided to revise or rewrite ~ 20% of them. These questions were identified as not performing parallel to the actual certification examination.

The Practice Examination (PE) is a 100-question online examination that was developed by ABGC to mirror the content and difficulty of the actual ABGC Certified Genetic Counselor® (CGC) Examination.

The PE can be used as a study tool as well as a diagnostic tool to assess strengths and weaknesses of the candidate’s knowledge. Once the examination is completed the candidate will receive several performance reports that should be useful in preparation for the actual certification examination.

The cost of the PE for genetic counselors, including graduates and students, is $55. A group discount is available for multiple copies of the PE purchased at one time.


Other study tools:

ABGC Examination Bulletin

ABGC Examination: Content Outline

ABGC Examination: Genetic References

ABGC Examination: Sample Questions

ABGC Examination: Scoring Methodology


At the ABGC 2009 Annual Business Meeting, the Board of Directors discussed the examination development and scoring processes in great detail. Also in attendance at this meeting was Dr. Danny Breidenbach, the measurement professional who provides psychometric direction to ABGC’s examination development process. You can find a recording of this entire business meeting at this link. This presentation may help you in understanding the examination development process and preparing to take the ABGC Certified Genetic Counselor® Examination.


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