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Big changes are in progress. This content is moving to our new Canadian Board of Genetic Counselling website. During the transition, no applications (CEC, recertification or Certification) are being accepted. Email: if you have any questions or concerns.

The Canadian Association of Genetic Counsellors (CAGC) is committed to ensuring that individuals seeking genetic counselling services in Canada are receiving these services from an individual with a high level of competency. The process of certification and recertification has been adopted by most professional organizations as a mechanism for assessing and maintaining the knowledge and skills of its practitioners.


Candidates should refer to the Certification Handbook for details regarding the examination, eligibility and logistics.


Note to employers:

Candidates who meet the criteria to apply to write the Canadian certification examination through Pathway A,B,C or D are considered to be 'Board Eligible'. This term is used by the candidate at their discretion. The Certification Board does not deem a candidate eligible to write the examination until their application has been approved.

The Value of a Canadian Certified Genetic Counsellor (CCGC) (pamphlet)


Upcoming exam dates:

Friday, August 20, 2021



Certification Handbook (Jan 2020)

Logbook Instructions

Logbook Form

Description of Clinical Training 

Program Director Statement



Questions regarding the certification process and completed applications should be directed to the Certification Board Chair.