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Genetic Counselor - Application Wizard

Please choose one of the following:

I have never practiced this profession and I have never held licensure in another jurisdiction

I have previously practiced this profession and/or held licensure in another jurisdiction

I want to apply for a temporary license to practice this profession in the state of Virginia

I want to reinstate my lapsed/expired Genetic Counselor License

I want to reactivate my Current Inactive Genetic Counselor License

   

What you’ll need in order to apply:

  • Review the full set of Laws & Regulations regarding the practice of Genetic Counselors in the state of Virginia
  • Carefully read through the application instructions
  • Official transcripts documenting completion of a Master’s Degree from a genetic counseling training  program that is accredited by the Accreditation Council of Genetic Counseling.
  • A notarized copy of a current, valid certificate issued by the ABGC or ABMG to practice genetic counseling

What you’ll need in order to apply:

  • Review the full set of Laws & Regulations regarding the practice of Genetic Counselors in the state of Virginia
  • Carefully read through the application instructions
  • Official transcripts documenting completion of a Master’s Degree from a genetic counseling training program that is accredited by the Accreditation Council of Genetic Counseling.
  • A notarized copy of a current, valid certificate issued by the ABGC or ABMG to practice genetic counseling
  • Please contact the applicable jurisdiction where you have been issued a license to practice genetic counseling to inquire about having documentation forwarded to the Virginia Board of Medicine.
  • NPDB Self-Query: Complete the online Place a Self-Query Order form and verify your identity.

What you’ll need in order to apply:

  • Review the full set of Laws & Regulations regarding the practice of Genetic Counselord in the state of Virginia
  • Carefully read through the application instructions
  • A notarized copy of a current, valid certificate issued by the ABGC or ABMG to practice genetic counseling.

Reinstatement of a License to Practice as a Genetic Counselor in Virginia  

Note: Reinstatement occurs after the license has been expired for 2 years. Do not proceed with the application if your license has been expired for less than 2 years.

Instructions and Application for Reinstatement of a Genetic Counselor License. This application is a printable form that will need to be printed, filled out and sent to:

Virginia Board of Medicine
Perimeter Center
9960 Mayland Drive, Suite 300
Henrico, VA 23233-1463

What you'll need in order to apply:

  • Review the full set of Laws & Regulations regarding the practice of Genetic Counselors in the state of Virginia
  • Carefully read through the application instructions
  • Verification of professional licenses from all jurisdictions within the United States, its territories and possessions or Canada in which you have been issued a full license, sent directly from the applicable jurisdiction.
  • NPDB Self Query – Complete the online “Place a Self-Query” Order form.
  • Evidence of competency to return to active practice: either 1) information on continued practice in another jurisdiction, 2) fifty hours of continuing education for each biennium in which the license has been inactive or lapsed (not to exceed 100 hours/4 years) or 3) recertification by passing the ABGC or ABGM exam.
  • Copies of documentation supporting any name change since your initial licensure in Virginia.
  • If you answer “yes” to any questions from 5 to 17 on the application, provide documentation to the Board from your attorney and provide a narrative explaining your answer. Please provide court documentation for any convictions.
  • Fill out the Reinstatement Application for a Genetic Counselor and send to the Board, along with any applicable fees.

Reactivate a Current Inactive Genetic Counselor License  

If your license has been expired for more than 2 years, please select the license reinstatement option. 

This Reactivation form is a Word document that will need to be printed, filled out by those whose license is in Current Inactive status and sent to: 

Virginia Board of Medicine
Perimeter Center
9960 Mayland Drive, Suite 300
Henrico, Virginia 23233-1463 

What you’ll need in order to apply: 

Submit evidence of competency to return to active practice to include one of the following

  • Information on continued active practice in another jurisdiction as a genetic counselor during the period in which the license has been inactive or lapsed; or
  • Fifty hours of continuing education for each biennium in which the license has been inactive or lapsed, not to exceed four years (You will need to provide copies of certificates of completion); or
  • Current certification by the ABGC or ABMG.

Please fill out the application form and send it to the Board, along with a check or money order made payable to the "Treasurer of Virginia" for the amount indicated on the form.

Virginia Board of Medicine
medbd@dhp.virginia.gov | Contact the Board
William L. Harp, MD, Executive Director
John R. Clements, DPM, President