Volunteer to be an Item Writer – Application deadline May 15, 2021

AGBC currently seeks Item Writers to volunteer their time and talent in helping ABGC achieve its mission. With the support of a mentor, these Diplomate volunteers develop questions (items) for use on the ABGC Certification Examination or practice exam. Items are needed by an assigned date in order to be adequately reviewed by the writer’s mentor, placed into the item bank and available for Certification Examination Committee (CEC) review and revision.

The time commitment for item writers will be approximately 25 hours a year. For those item writers who successfully complete their assignments, ABGC will waive the following year’s CMF. 

Applications are due by May 15, 2021.

Our general call for volunteers is closed for 2021.

Are you a certified genetic counselor looking for a volunteer opportunity that directly impacts your profession? Committees and task forces are the workforce of ABGC. As such, we are always looking for ways in which we can involve Diplomates in helping the organization achieve its mission and strategic goals. ABGC encourages you to become involved and help move the genetic counseling profession forward. Members may volunteer for the following committees:

The 2022 call for volunteers will open in October 2021
Contact [email protected] with questions about serving on an ABGC Committee.

Volunteer Requirements Policy

Diplomates serving on ABGC committees must:

  • Be ABGC certified and up to date on certification maintenance fees
  • Sign Conflict of Interest and Confidentiality agreements

Diplomates nominated to the ABGC Board of Directors must:

  • Be certified and up to date on certification maintenance fees
  • Have a minimum of five years of professional practice experience after graduation from an ACGC-accredited genetic counseling training program; and
  • Sign Conflict of Interest and Confidentiality agreements

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