There are over 35 accredited programs in the United States and Canada.


Programs differ with regard to coursework requirements and the types of clinical experiences available;
however, all have to meet the same accreditation standards. Only students who have graduated from an accredited program are eligible to take the national genetic counselor certification examination

Association of Genetic Counseling Program Directors

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How we Collaborate

The AGCPD was formed to promote collaborative interactions between the genetic counseling training programs and to support high standards of practice.  The AGCPD also advocates on behalf of the interests of training programs.

Our history

The AGCPD was formed in 1992 and has been advocating for genetic counseling training ever since.  Today, the AGCPD consists of 37 full member programs and a growing number of associate members interested in starting genetic counseling training programs.

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