American Board of Medical Genetics and Genomics (ABMGG, formerly known as ABMG)The credentialing body for clinical geneticists, laboratory geneticists and medical geneticists. ABMGG certified genetic counselors before the formation of ABGC. American College of Medical Genetics (ACMG)Provides education, resources and a voice for the medical genetics profession.American Society of Human Genetics (ASHG)The professional organization for geneticists includes researchers, academicians, clinicians, laboratory practice professionals, genetic counselors, nurses and others involved in or with special interest in human genetics.
Association of Genetic Counseling Program Directors (AGCPD)
The AGCPD was formed in 1992 and has been advocating for genetic counseling training ever since. Today, the AGCPD consists of 36 full member programs and a growing number of associate members interested in starting genetic counseling training programs.The Association of Schools of Allied Health Professions
Association of Specialized and Professional Accreditors (ASPA)
The Association of Specialized and Professional
Accreditors (ASPA) is dedicated to enhancing quality in higher education
through specialized and professional accreditation. Accreditation is the public
recognition awarded to academic programs that meet established educational
standards. Accreditation assures that teaching, student achievement, curricula,
academic support and other criteria meet certain levels of excellence and
Canadian Association of Genetic Counsellors (CACG)
The mission of the Canadian Association of Genetic Counsellors is to promote high standards of practice, encourage professional growth and increase public awareness of the genetic counselling profession in Canada.
Council for Higher Education Accreditation
Genetic AllianceAn international coalition of individuals, professionals and genetic support organizations that promote healthy lives for those impacted by genetics.
National Coalition for Health Professional Education in Genetics (NCHPEG)A national effort to promote health professional education and promote access to information about advances in human genetics.National Human Genome Research Institute (NHGRI)Supports genetic and genomic research, investigation into the ethical, legal and social implications surrounding genetics research, and educational outreach activities.National Society of Genetic Counselors (NSGC)Provides education, resources and a voice for the genetic counseling profession.Office of Genomics & Disease Prevention at the CDCProvides information about human genetic discoveries and how they can be used to improve health and prevent disease. US Department of Education