|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): Revised November 4, 2019
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.
*Programs may use this version of the Application for Candidacy or the 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. The Application for Candidacy and the New Program Application based on the new Standards are scheduled to be available in the ACGC Accreditation Management System in April, 2020. 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.
|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.|
|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.|