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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. Applications are available for download for your reference. Programs are required to complete these applications in an online format in the accreditation management system (AMS) implemented by ACGC. Please contact Olesya Lamb at Olesya.Lamb@gceducation.org to gain access to the AMS.

Policies and Documents

Accreditation Manual (New Standards): Effective October 1, 2019

Revised Standards of Accreditation: Effective October 1, 2019

Accreditation Applications

Application for Candidacy – see table below for compliance dates

Accreditation Self-Study – please contact Olesya Lamb to obtain a copy

Biosketch Template – Program Director

Biosketch Template – Other Program Leadership

Biosketch Template – Instructional Faculty

New Program Application for Accreditationsee table below for compliance dates

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): Revised November 4, 2019

Previous Standards of Accreditation: Effective through September 30, 2019

Accreditation Applications

Application for Candidacy

Accreditation Self-Study

New Program Application for Accreditation

Please contact Olesya Lamb at Olesya.lamb@gceducation.org with any questions. 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):

Complaint Form

Interpretive Guidance Form

Petition for Variance Form

Program Leadership Change Report

You may download a blank Program Leadership Change Report for your reference using the link above. Programs are required to complete the form in an online format in the accreditation management system (AMS) implemented by ACGC. Please contact Olesya Lamb at Olesya.Lamb@gceducation.org to obtain access to this form in the AMS.

Volunteer Application

Other Policies and Documents

ACGC Bylaws

Complaint Policy

Practice-Based Competencies

Request for Reconsideration Policy

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 are required to be in full compliance with the revised Standards by the RCS submission.
Developing Programs
Compliance Date Requirements
October 1, 2019 All proposed programs are required to comply with Section D: Accreditation Status and Decisions.
October 1, 2019 All developing programs applying for Candidacy must submit application materials that demonstrate compliance with the revised Standards.
May 15, 2020 For this program review slot, programs seeking Accredited, New Program Status must submit self-study documents that demonstrate compliance with the revised Standards.

ACGC Guidance Related to Compliance with the Standards in Time of COVID-19 View Here