The Accreditation Council for Genetic Counseling (ACGC) advances quality in genetic counseling education by developing standards, and by evaluating and accrediting graduate-level programs.



ACGC is the leading accrediting body for educational programs in genetic counseling. ACGC supports the development of quality educational programs in genetic counseling by:

  • Providing visionary leadership and excellent communication
  • Working collaboratively
  • Engaging stakeholders in a standard-setting process that proactively considers the impact of new standards and policies
  • Applying the Standards fairly and consistently
  • Collecting and disseminating data that support best practices and quality assessment
  • Permitting flexibility and innovation in programs and curricula
  • Assessing quality based on educational outcomes


Strategic Goals 2021-2024

GOAL 1: Communicate the value and role of accreditation in ensuring quality in genetic counselor graduate education.

GOAL 2: Explore areas of challenge and opportunity for genetic counselor graduate education, as identified by training programs and other key stakeholders, to inform standards, policies, and procedures.

GOAL 3: Ensure the long-term stability of ACGC.

GOAL 4: Establish a diverse, equitable, inclusive and just organizational culture.


ACGC Guidance Related to Compliance with the Standards in Time of COVID-19 View Here