Pathway D candidates have a Masters degree from a program established for the training of genetic counsellors and have a current and valid certification from the ABGC, the GCRB or HGSA and be in good standing with the corresponding organization; other certifications may be considered. Although clinical experience in a genetic counselling role in Canada is strongly encouraged, it is not a requirement to apply to Pathway D.
Candidates who apply to Pathway D and fail the certification exam can re-apply at the next examination cycle through the “Re-Examination” pathway. Candidates who fail to achieve certification during their 5 year eligibility will no longer be eligible for Pathway D; they may apply through Pathway B.
All Pathway D candidates are required to submit the following documentation and pay all appropriate fees by the application deadline. Detailed description of the required documentation can be found on the CBGC website.
- Online Application Form
- Request for Special Consideration
- Letters of Recommendation (three) **
- Proof of certification from the ABGC, GCRB or HGSA, or from another certification body.
**Effective as of 2023, requirements for case supervisors (logbook) and referees (letters of recommendation) will change. See details in required documents section and logbook instructions.