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    About NSGC

    Join NSGC!

    There are five categories of NSGC membership. Please read our membership descriptions below and the guidelines outlined in NSGC's Bylaws to determine your appropriate membership status. All new memberships will incure a one-time only, non-refundable application fee of US $15.

    Get an idea of the many advantages of joining NSGC by viewing NSGC's Member Benefits & Resources!  

    Fiscal/Calendar Year Membership Policy: NSGC memberships are based on the calendar year/NSGC’s fiscal year, January 1 – December 31. Dues are paid for the current fiscal year, and are not prorated, with the following exceptions for New Members that Join July-December.

    Download a printable Letter of Support and dues reference for your employer.

    New Members: My Professional Status

    Full Member


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

    Join NSGC as a Full Member

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

    Associate Member


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

    Join NSGC as an Associate Member

    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


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

    Join NSGC as a New Genetic Counselor Member

    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


    Are you currently enrolled in a genetic counseling training program?

    Join NSGC as a Student Member

    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.

     Print Applications

    If you would pefer to download this printable Membership Application Form and mail it to the NSGC Executive Office along with your one-time only, non-refundable application fee of US $15. 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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