Recertification processes have been established by professional organizations to assess an individual's ongoing professional knowledge and skills. ABGC implemented a mandatory recertification requirement for any Diplomate certified in 1996 or later.
Recertification demonstrates a commitment to maintaining the standard of ethical and competent practice set by the profession. Certified genetic counselors will likely find that recertification is significant for licensing, professional advancement, hospital credentialing and privileging and insurance reimbursement.
Diplomates may recertify by examination or by participation in appropriate continuing education activities. If a Diplomate chooses to recertify by examination, she or he should follow the application guidelines and eligibility requirements included in the Examination Bulletin.
Each Diplomate is responsible for:
- Applying for recertification within the allotted time frame
- Creating and updating the contact information on his/her ABGC Portal profile
- Keeping current with ABGC news, information, policy, rules and regulations