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The 189th General Court of the Commonwealth of Massachusetts

Section 254: Education and experience requirements for genetic counselor applicants

Section 254. An applicant for registration as a genetic counselor shall have:

(a) successfully completed a genetic counseling education program approved by the board; provided, however, that the program shall meet the educational standards established by the ABGC or its successor; and provided further that the board shall require continuing education as a condition for license renewals;

(b) earned a masters degree from a genetic counseling training program that is accredited by the ABGC or an equivalent as determined by the ABGC, or a doctoral degree from a medical genetics training program that is accredited by the ABMG or an equivalent as determined by the ABMG;

(c) completed such experience as may be required by the board.