|ACGC released the revised Standards of Accreditation for Graduate Programs in Genetic Counseling, effective October 1, 2019. For more information, please see the Standards of Accreditation page.|
New Standards: Relevant Policies, Documents and Applications
The following policies, documents and applications are based on the new Standards of Accreditation, effective October 1, 2019.
Policies and Documents
Accreditation Manual (New Standards): Coming Soon
Revised Standards of Accreditation: Effective October 1, 2019
The following applications will be available beginning on January 1, 2020.
Application for Candidacy – see table below for compliance dates
New Program Application for Accreditation – see table below for compliance dates
Tables for Appendices
Previous Standards: Relevant Policies, Documents and Applications
The following policies and other documents are based on the previous Standards of Accreditation, effective through September 30, 2019.
Policies and Documents
Accreditation Manual (Previous Standards)
Note: The Accreditation Manual is being revised and will be posted soon.
Previous Standards of Accreditation: Effective through September 30, 2019
The following applications are available for download for your reference. Programs are required to complete these applications in an online format in the new accreditation management system (AMS) implemented by ACGC. Please contact Olesya Lamb at Olesya.Lamb@gceducation.org to gain access to the AMS.
Please Note: Programs may use this version of the Application for Candidacy or New Program Application through December 31, 2019. If you have questions, please contact the Executive Office at firstname.lastname@example.org or 703.506.7667. Beginning on January 1, 2020, we will have two versions of this application available. Please refer to the table below for details about the compliance dates.
Forms: All Standards
The following forms may be used with either the revised or the previous Standards of Accreditation (or they do not contain any reference to the Standards):
Other Policies and Documents
Compliance Dates for Revised Standards
The table below outlines the dates by which programs that are currently accredited by ACGC or proposed programs seeking Candidacy are required to come into compliance with the revised Standards.
|Accredited Programs||Compliance Date||Requirements|
|October 1, 2019||All accredited programs must comply with Section D: Accreditation Status and Decisions.|
|June 15, 2021||All accredited programs must RCS.|
|May 15, 2020||None||3|
|August 1, 2021||Accredited programs due for reaccreditation in 2021 must demonstrate compliance with the revised Standards in their self-study of August 1, 2021.|