As a genetic counsellor and member of the very first Certification Board, certification represented to me
(1) an opportunity to level the playing field for those practicing as genetic counsellors given the broad range of educational backgrounds and professional experience,
(2) a strategy to ensure quality of practice,
(3) a profession-defining requirement and
(4) the first step in an evolution towards licensure and possibly independent practice.
Gabrielle Mettler, MSc, CGC, CCGC