Forms

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

Accreditation Applications

The following applications will be available beginning on January 1, 2020.

Application for Candidacy – see table below for compliance dates

Accreditation Self-Study

Biosketch Template

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

Accreditation Applications

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.

Application for Candidacy*

Accreditation Self-Study

Biosketch Template

New Program Application for Accreditation*

Tables for Appendices

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 info@gceducation.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):

Complaint Form

Interpretive Guidance Form

Petition for Variance Form

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.
August 1, 2021 Accredited programs due for reaccreditation must demonstrate compliance with the revised Standards in their self-study of August 1, 2021.

 

Developing Programs
Compliance Date Requirements
October 1, 2019 All proposed programs are required to comply with Section D: Accreditation Status and Decisions.
May 15, 2020 Programs applying for Candidacy or New Program Accreditation on May 15, 2020 must submit using the revised Standards and be in compliance at the time of the application submission.
May 1, 2021 Programs applying for Candidacy or New Program Accreditation on January 15, 2020 must show compliance with the revised Standards by May 1, 2021.