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Become a Member of NSGC

NSGC is a community of more than 4,500 genetic counselors and genetic counseling professionals that focuses on the professional interests of genetic counselors and provides a network for professional communications. NSGC membership provides access to continuing education opportunities, professional resources, advocacy and the discussion issues relevant to human genetics and the genetic counseling profession. Click here to learn more about the benefits of becoming an NSGC member.


Please click here to download and mail in a paper application.

Membership Types

Announcing NSGC All-Access membership! 

New for 2024, NSGC is excited to announce that all NSGC memberships will become All-Access memberships!  With All-Access membership, NSGC members are no longer be required to pay a separate $20/Special Interest Group (SIG) fee to belong to a SIG.  Click here for more information about joining SIGs.

NSGC memberships are based on the calendar year/NSGC’s fiscal year, January 1 – December 31.

All new memberships (except students) will incur a one-time only, non-refundable application fee of US $15. New members who join NSGC July-September are eligible for 6- or 18-month membership options. The 6- and 18-month membership options are only available July-September.

Full Member – $305

Accredited and practicing genetic counselors. Full Members receive all member benefits, have voting rights, can hold office and serve on committees.

Associate Member – $264

Healthcare professionals with an interest or focus in genetics and genomics. Associate Members have all privileges of full members except they may not vote, or serve on the Board of Directors, or as Chair of a committee.

New Genetic Counselor Member – $213

Special membership for those who graduated from their genetic counseling program within the last 2 years. New Genetic Counselor Members receive all the same member benefits as Full Members, but are eligible for a discounted membership fee for up to 2 years, as a newly graduated genetic counselor.

Student Member – $50

Special membership for students currently enrolled in an accredited genetic counseling training program. International Students, please see this FAQ document, developed by NSGC's International Special Interest Group. Student Members receive all of the same privileges as Associate Members, with the exception that Students may not post to NSGC's General Discussion Forum or access the Journal of Genetic Counseling. 

If you are a program interested in purchasing multiple student memberships, please visit the page below.

Purchase Bulk Memberships

Emeritus Member – $135

Special membership for retired genetic counselors in good standing of NSGC for a minimum of 15 years. To join NSGC as an Emeritus Member please contact the NSGC Executive Office at (312) 321-6834.

After your application is reviewed, you will receive an Annual Dues and Membership Information Form as well as a Code of Ethics. After your dues have been received and processed, you will be awarded all the benefits of your membership category.

Dues payments to NSGC, classified by the IRS as a 501(c)(6) not-for-profit organization, are not deductible as charitable contributions for federal income tax purposes. However, they may be deductible under other provisions of the Internal Revenue Code subject to restrictions imposed as a result of lobbying activities. NSGC estimates that the nondeductible portion of your 2023 dues is 28%. The nondeductible amount (28%) is calculated by dividing total NSGC lobbying expenditures by total dues income (excluding all other income).

Business Case/Employer Letters

To assist you in securing support for your employer for your membership, NSGC has developed business case documents that you can download and complete with your own information:

NSGC Business Case Worksheet and Employer Letter