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Professional Licensure Disclosure: Genetic Counseling Program

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The Baylor College of Medicine (BCM) Genetic Counseling Program is accredited by the Accreditation Council for Genetic Counseling (ACGC). All graduates from the Genetic Counseling Program at BCM meet the academic requirements to take the American Board of Genetic Counselors (ABGC) national certification exam. Eligibility to sit for the ABGC certification exam is a requirement for all states that require licensure to practice in those states. As graduates prepare to work in a state with licensure, it is important for those graduates to become familiar with any and all requirements beyond the certification exam.  

The most up to date and comprehensive list of states that require licensure is available through the National Society of Genetic Counselors (NSGC) at https://www.nsgc.org/p/cm/ld/fid=19. The following is a list of states in which the Baylor College of Medicine Genetic Counseling Program meets the academic requirements for state licensure:

Arkansas
California
Connecticut
Delaware
Georgia
Idaho
Illinois
Indiana
Iowa
Kentucky
Louisiana
Massachusetts
Minnesota
Nebraska
New Hampshire
New Jersey
New Mexico
North Dakota
Ohio
Oklahoma
Pennsylvania
South Dakota
Tennessee
Utah
Virginia
Washington