Certification Qualifications

Certification Qualifications

level-2-image.jpgUpdate March 31, 2021: ABGC’s Board of Directors announced changes in the eligibility criteria, effective beginning June 1, 2021. Click here to read the announcement and for more details.

The Certified Genetic Counselor (CGC®) credential is granted to individuals who pass the American Board of Genetic Counseling (ABGC) certification examination. The primary qualification to sit for the examination is a Master’s degree in genetic counseling from a program accredited by the Accreditation Council for Genetic Counseling (ACGC).

Please review the full eligibility requirements in the Examination Bulletin to determine your eligibility to apply to take the current ABGC Certification Examination.

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