Certification Preparation Materials

Certification Preparation Materials

To prepare for the certification examination, ABGC recommends the following materials:

Candidate Guide

This document contains instructions to help an applicant complete the CGC exam application process, pay the examination fees, and, if accepted, schedule an appointment to take the ABGC exam. It is important to understand all requirements and carefully follow these instructions. Missing a step or a deadline can delay or prevent an individual from being able to take the examination. 

ABGC Candidate Guide

Practice Exam

The Practice Exam in designed to provide the candidate with a similar test-taking experience as the real exam. Once completed, the candidate receives a performance report that the individual can use for further preparation for the actual certification examination. Doing well on the practice exam does not guarantee that you will do well on the real examination.

Take the Online Practice Exam

Content Outline

The ABGC Content Outline includes specific details about the content that is included on the examination and at what taxonomy level the knowledge is tested.

View the Content Outline

Certification Examination References 

The references listed in this document are intended to familiarize you with some representative materials that relate to the field of genetic counseling. Utilize the list of resources as guidance as you prepare for your CGC exam. 

Certification Exam References