Standards of Accreditation

The Standards for Accreditation as established and adopted by ACGC are used by the board in accrediting master’s degree-granting programs that prepare individuals to enter the genetic counseling profession. The extent to which a program complies with these standards determines its accreditation status. The Standards therefore constitute the minimum requirements to which an accredited program is held accountable. The Standards are to be used for external and internal evaluation of existing graduate programs in genetic counseling and should provide guidance for the development of new graduate programs.

Please see the below for the Standards of Accreditation for Graduate Programs in Genetic Counseling

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Interpretative Guidance Form

Programs may submit this form to request guidance regarding the previous or revised Standards. You must complete and submit this form online in the accreditation management system for ACGC. Please contact Olesya Lamb at Olesya.Lamb@gceducation.org for instructions. You can download the Interpretive Guidance Form in PDF format for your reference. Programs may submit this form to request guidance regarding the previous or revised Standards. Payment of the Interpretative Guidance Form fee (effective January 1, 2019) must accompany the submission.

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