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​​​The ACGC Executive Office staff is available to answer any initial questions you have regarding the Practice Based Competencies, Standards of Accreditation or the application process and/or forms. Please contact us at or 703-506-7667.

Universities and institutions considering developing a program may wish to contact the Association of Genetic Counseling Program Directors (AGCPD). AGCPD has a membership category for individuals developing a program. AGCPD is a membership association for program directors of accredited master's degree programs and those looking to develop a new program.

ACGC recommends that all universities and/or institutions who are considering developing a master's degree in genetic counseling become familiar with the Standards of Accreditation and the Practice Based Competencies as a first step in understanding the components of an accredited program.

ACGC Match Information for Developing Programs

The Association of Genetic Counseling Program Directors (AGCPD) has established the Genetic Counseling Admissions Match (GC Admissions Match) to place applicants into positions in master's-level genetic counseling programs that are accredited by the Accreditation Council for Genetic Counseling (ACGC). For more information about the GC Admissions Match see: