Friday, June 30, 2023
By Heather Rich, MPA, ICE-CCP
Keeping up to date with credentials can be a time-consuming task for genetic counselors, but ABGC is continuing to implement changes to the ABGC Diplomate Portal to make updating profiles simpler.
Since the initial updates in December, many of you have already activated your account and begun the process of uploading your CEUs into your recertification application and processed your certification maintenance fees. Now, you can utilize online licensure verification letter processing directly through the ABCG Portal. It takes two quick steps to select your state and hit send letter. The letter is sent directly from ABGC to your selected state.
You will also see a confirmation and letter in your communications tab of your dashboard. Additionally, the portal allows you to pay your certification maintenance fees.
Figure 1: Licensure verification
Figure 2: Sample application
Figure 3: Dashboard
One upcoming feature of the portal is SMS text messaging, which allows Diplomates to opt-in to receive text message reminders about important deadlines and updates. Watch your Inbox for more details in the coming weeks.
An eagerly anticipated change ABGC will begin development on in the next few months is creating a bridge between ABGC and the National Society of Genetic Counselors’ (NSGC) Learning Builder platform, which houses their continuing education units (CEU) approval system. By building the bridge, ABGC can automatically upload CEUs and other relevant information from the NSGC system.
Once this change is implemented, your profile will update when you attend the NSGC Annual Conference or take other CEU-eligible courses through NSGC. Diplomates will no longer need to download certificates from NSGC and re-upload them to ABGC, making it much easier to keep your profile updated throughout the year.
Have You Updated Your Profile Recently?
Ensuring your portal stays up to date with your newly acquired CEUs and your practice areas can help save you time at year’s end. If you aren’t sure how to do this, check out this helpful How-to Guide. If you have any feedback on the portal, don’t hesitate to contact ABGC staff at firstname.lastname@example.org. The ABGC team is continually looking for ways to improve the technological process for you.
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