AGCPD Membership Levels
Full members are graduate-level programs that are currently accredited by the Accreditation Council for Genetic Counseling (ACGC). Representatives of full member programs may attend meetings and be involved in committee work, including serving as chair. Each full member program designates one representative for voting purposes during any AGCPD business requiring a vote of membership.
Associate members are graduate-level programs that are actively planning to train board-certified genetic counselors and are currently seeking accreditation by the American Council for Genetic Counseling. Associate membership is granted to programs whose Letter of Intent has been accepted by ACGC. Representatives from associate member programs may attend AGCPD activities and participate in committee work, but are not eligible to chair an AGCPD committee or attend business meetings.
Affiliate members are those institutions that are currently planning a graduate-level genetic counseling program, but have not yet submitted a Letter of Intent to ACGC, as well as international programs that are already training or actively planning to train individuals to practice as genetic counselors in their home countries. It is not expected that international programs seek ACGC accreditation. Representatives from affiliate member organizations may attend AGCPD activities and have access to shared resources; however, they are not eligible to serve on or chair an AGCPD committee, or attend business meetings.
|Attend AGCPD activities||✓||✓||✓|
|Attend AGCPD business meetings (i.e. voting privileges)||✓|
|Serve as AGCPD committee chair||✓|
|Serve on AGCPD committee||✓||✓|
|Participate in AGCPD listserve||✓||✓||✓|
|Access shared resources||✓||✓|