Application dates and quick links
Please click on the Certification tab or the Recertification tab for updates regarding exam dates. For quick links, please see below.
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.
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.
Friday, August 20, 2021
Friday, August 26, 2022
Friday August 25, 2023
*Note: Given the ongoing COVID-19 pandemic, the 2021 CBGC exam will be a remotely proctored examination for 2021. Given the ongoing pandemic, telephone genetic counselling sessions that occur between March 1, 2020 and April 30, 2022 may be included in the required logbook cases. The supervisor for each of these cases must have been present during the telephone session (e.g. on speakerphone or 3-way conference call). Updates will be posted here as they become available. Last up-dated May 5, 2021.