For information regarding attributes of the successful genetic counseling applicant, please click here.

ACGC Practice-Based Competencies: This document defines and describes the twenty two practice-based competencies (skills, attitudes and knowledge) that an entry-level provider must demonstrate to successfully practice as a genetic counselor.

NSGC Code of Ethics: Document which attempts to clarify and guide the conduct of a genetic counseling professional so that the goals and values of the profession might best be served.

Genetic Counseling Admissions Match: Document that describes the genetic counseling admissions matching program through National Matching Services, Inc. 

Master Genetic Counselor Video Series: Videos of mock genetic counseling sessions (with simulated patients). The sessions are conducted by genetic counselors identified by their peers as individuals with excellent clinical skills.

Professional Organizations

National Society of Genetic Counselors
The national membership organization representing the Genetic Counseling profession.
www.nsgc.org

American Board of Genetic Counseling
The credentialing organization for the genetic counseling profession in the United States and Canada.
The ABGC certifies and recertifies qualified genetic counseling professionals.
www.abgc.net

Accreditation Council for Genetic Counseling
The specialized program accreditation board for educational training programs granting master’s degrees or higher in genetic counseling.
www.gceducation.org

Canadian Association of Genetic Counsellors
Professional membership organization that promotes high standards of practice, encourage professional growth and increase public awareness of the genetic counselling profession in Canada.
https://www.cagc-accg.ca/

American Society of Human Genetics
The primary professional membership organization for human genetics specialists worldwide.
http://www.ashg.org/

American College of Medical Genetics and Genomics
An interdisciplinary professional membership organization that represents the interests of the entire medical genetics team including clinical geneticists, clinical laboratory geneticists, and genetic counselors.
www.acmg.net

Support and Patient Friendly Information  
Genetic Alliance One of the world’s leading nonprofit health advocacy organizations including more than 1,200 disease-specific advocacy organizations, as well as thousands of universities, private companies, government agencies, and public policy organizations.
http://www.geneticalliance.org/

Genetics Home Reference
Provides consumer-friendly information about the effects of genetic variation on human health.
https://ghr.nlm.nih.gov/

Genetic and Rare Diseases Information Center
Provides the public with access to current, reliable, and easy to understand information about rare or genetic diseases in English or Spanish.
https://rarediseases.info.nih.gov/GARD/