Education

CONTINUING EDUCATION: INDIVIDUAL GENETIC COUNSELORS 


How do I apply for Category 2 CEUs?

If you have attended an educational course, grand rounds, or other specialty training course, you may be eligible to apply for Category 2 CEU credit. Download the appropriate application and consult the checklist below to ensure your activity is Category 2 eligible. 

Choose Your Application

Did you attend a conference or complete an online course? Did you attend a series-style event such as a journal club, grand rounds, or case conference series? 

Download your application here.
 
Download your application here.

Checklist Before Submitting

Review page 3 of the How to Claim CEUs fact sheet.

Review the list of common sessions that do and do not apply to Category 2 CEUs, as well as ABGC's list of activities that count towards Professional Activity Credits (PACs), instead of CEUs. This will assist you in totaling the number of contact hours you are applying for.
 
Ensure the activity was approved to offer continuing education by an accreditation body other than NSGC and that you received a certificate reflecting this credit. If you did not receive a certificate, contact the activity organizer before submitting an application to NSGC.

Pay the non-refundable Category 2 CEU application fee.

Submit the application to NSGC within 90 days of the last day of the event, or quarterly if your activity is a year-long series event.  Applications received after the 90-day deadline will be returned without being processed. 
    Please Note: Category 2 CEU applications generally take 8-10 weeks to be processed. 

    How can I check how many CEUs I have?

    You can track your CEUs with the ABGC tracker tool available on their website. NSGC does not keep files for individual genetic counselors' CEUs. If you are looking for a certificate from a conferences or event you had attended, you may email the following information to ceu@nsgc.org:

    • Your name (at the time the event occurred)
    • Email address
    • Name of event
    • Event Sponsor
    • Approximate date of the event 

    Once we have this information, we can check our files for your certificate indicating the credit you earned from that activity.

    How do I recertify?

    The American Board of Genetic Counseling (ABGC) is the credentialing organization for the genetic counseling profession in the United States and Canada. The ABGC certifies and recertifies qualified genetic counseling professionals.  Please visit the ABGC website to learn more about how you can recertify. 

    NSGC is an authorized provider of continuing education for genetic counselors. Continuing Education Units (CEUs) earned through NSGC-approved educational opportunities will be accepted by ABGC for purposes of Genetic Counselor recertification.
     

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