ABGC

Becoming Certified

Becoming Certified

Becoming certified

COVID-19 STATUS: Applications for the certification exam are being processed as normal by our examination partner PSI for the August 2020 administration. At this time, we have not amended the August exam administration dates. The Board is monitoring the situation and is contingency planning should testing centers have limited or no capacity due to COVID-19 restrictions by August 1.


The ABGC Certified Genetic Counselor®  (CGC) credential is an internationally recognized professional credential for genetic counselors. Professionals who have been awarded the CGC® have completed a rigorous academic program, including supervised clinical experience, and have passed the ABGC national certification exam. Individuals who have earned the CGC® credential have met established standards of knowledge, skills and practice for their profession. These individuals have demonstrated a commitment to excellence by meeting the standards required to achieve and maintain their professional credential.