Who recognizes ABGC Certification?
The CGC® credential is recognized and used by employers, licensing boards, third-party payers and the public to identify genetic counselors who have attained credibility and value as a health care professional with specific knowledge and skills.
What that means is that employers may require genetic counselors to be ABGC certified as a condition of employment and that some insurance companies will require people to have genetic counseling by a CGC prior to genetic testing as a condition of coverage. Additionally, almost half of all states in the US require a license to practice. The primary requirement of licenses to practice is that practitioners are ABGC certified.