Certification Process and Exam Dates

Certification Process and Exam Dates

The ABGC Certified Genetic Counselor® Examination is a computer-based examination given at specific testing centers or remotely worldwide. The examination consists of 200 questions, and candidates are given four hours to complete the examination. 

2024 Exam Dates

ABGC has contracted with a new testing partner, Prometric, starting in 2024. Because of this transition, the winter exam window, which will be offered by Prometric, will start on March 1, 2024 instead of in February.

March Exam 

March 1, 2024 – March 31, 2024

  • Application Closed

August Exam

August 1, 2024 – August 31, 2024

  • Application Opens: May 1, 2024
  • Application Deadline: July 10, 2024

Prometric offers testing through Prometric-owned test centers and through their remote proctoring system ProProctor. Through Prometric, CGC candidates will now be able to search for preferred testing locations prior to submitting their CGC exam applications, view videos on what to expect on their testing day, and review test center procedures as well as robust FAQ documents.

Exam Fees

First-Time Applicants: $900
Repeat Applicants: $800