ABGC

Newly Certified Genetic Counselors

Welcome to ABGC!

Congratulations on earning the CGC® credential! I am pleased to welcome you as a new Diplomate and as part of the ABGC community.

The ABGC community includes a multi-layered approach at increasing the awareness and value of the CGC® credential both internally and externally. Being a Diplomate is more than a single point of interaction in sitting for and passing an examination. ABGC's strategic goals are designed by the Board to elevate the credential so that Diplomates benefit from a widely recognized credential regardless of practice area or role. 

The Board is currently working on many initiatives along with committees and task forces. There are many ways to get involved with ABGC. As a newly certified genetic counselor, you may start volunteering now or preparing for future roles as you gain experience, but I would encourage you to volunteer for a committee or task force early in your career. My experience in serving ABGC as a volunteer has been a wonderful one, and has allowed me to contribute my ideas and skills, and learn new professional skills that I use every day.

On this page you will find the resources you need as you begin your professional career. But don’t hesitate to contact us if you have any questions! 

The CGC designation represents competence across a broad scope of the genetic counseling practice. Being a CGC is an abiding commitment to ethical practice and staying current in genetic counseling knowledge, judgment and analytic skills through lifelong learning. These words embody what it means to be a Certified Genetic Counselor, and I look forward to many years of professional development and camaraderie with my fellow Diplomates!
 
- Ana Morales, 2019 President

Newly certified Diplomates can begin earning CEUs towards recertification as soon as the month after the examination is successfully completed. To check your current recertification cycle eligibility, log in to your Certification Renewal portal and click on “Recertify” in the upper right.
 

Resources

ABGC Credential Verification
ABGC Diplomate Name Change
ABGC Portal Logon
Recertification Requirements

  • Newly Certified CEU Eligibility

    Newly certified Diplomates can start earning CEUs towards recertification as soon as the month after the examination is successfully completed. To check your current recertification cycle eligibility period, log in to your Certification Renewal portal and click on “Recertify” in the upper right.

Certification Maintenance Fees
ABGC Policies

  • Stay Connected with ABGC

    Stay Connected with ABGC

    Don’t wait until recertification to be in touch again! Below are the many ways in which you can stay connected:

     

    Annual Business Meeting

    You can meet us in person at the ABGC Business Meeting, during which your ABGC President will provide financial reports, accomplishments, exam updates, and board initiatives. This meeting is held at the annual National Society of Genetic Counselors Annual Conference. This meeting is open for everyone attending the conference. You can find the date and time on the Annual Conference Program.

     
    • E-blasts

      If you included your email in your profile, you will receive timely news and updates, as well as a quarterly digital newsletter highlighting items of note for ABGC.

    • Social Media
    • You can also connect with us on social media and engage with us to help share content that helps educate others about the meaning and value of being a CGC.