ABGC Policies

ABGC Policies

Complaint Policy

Certification is not a guarantee of continuing competence, ethical behavior or successful outcomes for individual patients. Nevertheless, ABGC may from time to time, receive a complaint about a certified genetic counselor (CGC) or an applicant seeking certification that warrants review under ABGC’s Disciplinary Policy. View the general rules and procedures for filing a complaint here.

Complaint Form

 Disciplinary Policy

ABGC Diplomates (those certified by ABGC), ABGC examination applicants and ABGC examination candidates (when used collectively, “ABGC Individuals”) may be subject to disciplinary review for matters stemming from improper behavior, fraudulent credentials, and/or legal, regulatory and credentialing actions as described below. Individuals who misuse ABGC trademarks, compromise the security of ABGC exams or assist others in such behavior may also be subject to legal action by ABGC. 

For full details on ABGC's Disciplinary Policy, please review the Policy and Procedures for Disciplinary Review and Appeal document below. 

Policy and Procedures for Disciplinary Review and Appeal


Privacy Policy

In an effort to maintain efficient service while respecting the privacy of those who visit the American Board of Genetic Counseling (ABGC) website (site) and correspond electronically with ABGC, ABGC has created and posted the following privacy policy. This privacy policy is incorporated into and is a part of the Terms and Conditions of Use of our site. 

Read the Privacy Policy