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.
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