Apply for a full genetic counselor license

Looking to get your full genetic counselor license? Apply here. This page doesn't cover provisional genetic counselor license applications.
Once we receive a completed application, it takes at least 3- 5 weeks to review it and determine if any additional information is required. Once complete, we process applications in the order received.

Board of Registration of Genetic Counselors

The Details of Apply for a full genetic counselor license

What you need for Apply for a full genetic counselor license

  • Social Security Number SSN
  • Date and place of birth
  • Mother's maiden name
  • 2x2 passport style color photo with a white or off-white background. Copies and printer generated photos are not acceptable.
  • A notary signature
  • Official transcripts in a signed and sealed envelopes for all undergraduate programs/degrees, accredited (per ABGC or ABMGG) master’s or PhD genetic counselor programs/degrees, and any other post-secondary programs/degrees.
    • Transcripts must be complete and state the degree and date conferred in mm/dd/yyyy format.
  • Verification of licensure status, in signed, sealed envelopes, from any state or jurisdiction in which you now or have previously held any professional license. The state or other jurisdictions must send verifications directly to the Board.
  • Submission of the Criminal Offender Record Information Request Form (CORI), found below

If applicable

  • If you hold, or have ever held, any professional license, you must request and submit a National Practitioner Data Bank-Healthcare Integrity and Protection Data Bank Self-Query. To request a Self-Query, please contact the National Practitioner Data Bank. Include the original report with this application. Make a copy for your records.
    • Note A: If you don't hold and have never held any professional licenses in any other state or jurisdiction, you don't need to submit a National Practitioner Data Bank self-query
  • If you answer "yes" to any of the questions 12-17:
    • Attach a separate sheet explaining the circumstances

Fees for Apply for a full genetic counselor license

  • We accept checks or money orders. Make it payable to the Commonwealth of Massachusetts.
  • All fees are non-refundable and non-transferable
  • Please don't staple payment to the application
  • Please don't send cash or foreign currency

Note: If you hold a provisional license, you must pay the full license fee in addition to the fee you previously paid for your provisional license.

Name Fee Unit
Full Genetic Counselor License Application $300 each
Handling charge for returned checks $23 each

How to apply Apply for a full genetic counselor license

  1. Download the licensing application, found below
  2. Complete the application
    • Please submit on single-sided pages
    • Include the fee and all attachments
    • Don't leave any blanks. If you're unable to provide the requested information, attach a separate sheet with an explanation. Missing information will delay the processing of your application.
  3. Mail completed application and all attachments to:

Board of Registration of Genetic Counselors
239 Causeway St.
Suite 500
Boston, MA 02114

Next steps for Apply for a full genetic counselor license

Keep a copy

Keep a copy of the complete application and supporting documentation for your records. Employers may require that you provide them with a copy.

The Board is not able to provide copies of the application.

More info for Apply for a full genetic counselor license

The address printed on your license is a public record that is available to anyone who requests it. If you are using your home address, you may wish to consider changing this to an office address. You may request address changes online at the board’s website, or you may get a form online to submit to the Board’s office.

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