The Canadian Board of Genetic Counselling (CBGC) 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 information below for details regarding the examination, eligibility and logistics.

Upon the receipt of their certificate, the CBGC certified GC can use these credentials: CCGC (Canadian Certified Genetic Counsellor) or CGAC (Conseiller en génétique agréé du Canada).

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 CBGC does not deem a candidate eligible to write the examination until their application has been approved.

Upcoming exam dates

Thursday February 20th, 2025*

*New date. There is NO 2024 exam. The 2024 August exam has been postponed to February 2025. 

**Note: The 2025 CBGC exam will be a remotely proctored examination. Please be aware that a 2024 updated logbook instructions  guide should be available soon.

 Last up-dated November 2023



Questions regarding the certification process and completed applications should be directed to the Certification team lead.