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Continuing Education Unit (CEU) Information

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 the American Board of Genetic Counseling (ABGC) for purposes of Genetic Counselor recertification. 


Access the NSGC CEU Portal

What's the Difference Between Category 1 and Category 2 CEUs?

Category 1 CEUs

  • Are applied for by activity organizers before the activity occurs.
  • Require pre-approval from NSGC and cannot be approved retroactively. 
  • Are NOT reported by individual attendees directly to NSGC. Activity organizers submit claims and earner reports on behalf of attendees.
  • Category 1 CEUs should make up at least 60% of a genetic counselor's recertification credits. 

Category 2 CEUs

  • Are applied for on an individual basis by genetic counselors.
  • Are applied for AFTER attending an event that was not Category 1 approved. Quarterly applications required for series activities.
  • Are valid only for activities that have been pre-approved by a reputable accreditation body or CEU provider (not NSGC).

Activity or Event Organizers

How Do I Get My Activity Approved For Category 1 CEUs?

My Activity Was Approved, Now What?

Individual Genetic Counselors

Category 1 CEUs

Category 2 CEUs

CEU Certificates

Professional Activity Credits (PACs)


Conflict of Interest (COI)

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