Member Center

New NSGC Members

To determine your membership status please read the membership descriptions and guidelines outlined in NSGC's Bylaws. 

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:

Please note: All new applications require a $15.00 application fee. 

Full Member

(Through 2020)

Are you currently practicing or eligible to practice as a genetic counselor?

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

Associate Member

(Through 2020)

Do you work in the genetics field but are not a practicing genetic counselor?

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

(Through 2020)

Did you graduate within the last 2 years from a genetic counseling training program?

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

(Through 2020)

Are you currently enrolled in a genetic counseling training program?

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 PhD candidate and are interested in joining NSGC, please email to discuss your specific situation.

To join NSGC as an Emeritus Member please contact the NSGC Executive Office at (312) 321-6834.

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 2020 dues 36%. The nondeductible amount (36%) is calculated by dividing total NSGC lobbying expenditures by total dues income (excluding all other income).

Print Applications

If you would prefer to download this printable Membership Application Form, please mail your one-time only, non-refundable application fee of US $15 and application form to:

National Society of Genetic Counselors

778359 Solutions Center

Chicago, IL 60677

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.

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