Genetic Counselor (GC)

Genetic Counselor Renewal

Online Renewal


Genetic Counselors are required to renew their license biennially in order to maintain an active certificate to practice. The expiration date for all licenses is January 31st of even years.

Ohio licenses may be renewed online at elicense.ohio.gov. You may view your renewal status online here.

 

Before Completing Renewal Application

Applicants will be required to complete the renewal application in its entirety and pay a non-refundable fee. Applicants will be required to upload any required documents because of an affirmative answer provided in the Questions portion of the application, license specific certifications and to have a valid credit card (Visa, MasterCard or Discover).

 

Required Documents for Application Submission

The application contains a Questions portion that consists of standard enforcement questions as well as license specific certifications. If you answer Yes to one of the questions in this portion of the application, you will be required to provide an explanation that includes the date, place, reason and disposition of the matter in the comments box. Additionally, an attachment may be required in the Attachment portion of the application for certain questions that appear in this area, an example of attachments that may be required are listed below.

  • National Practitioners Data Bank Report (NPDB)

  • Documentation Related to action taken by another state or entity

  • Documentation Related to arrests/criminal actions

  • Documentation of American Board of Genetic Counseling (ABGC) or American Board of Medical Genetics (ABMG) certification Status

 

After You Apply

Following submission and payment for your renewal application you will receive an email confirming submission and payment.

If you need to contact the Board, please email license@med.ohio.gov.

 

Late License Renewal


Late renewal is applicable if the license has lapsed for less than two years.

 

License Restoration


An individual should apply for a restoration application if their license has been inactive for two years or more. A license may be restored upon an applicant's submission of a restoration application, the restoration fee and submission of criminal background checks. Please note: The Board may require additional training or examination, or both, of any applicant who for the two years or more immediately preceding the date of application has not been engaged in clinical practice. To restore a license, log into the eLicense portal: eLicense.ohio.gov. You also need to complete an employer recommendation form.

 

Renewal Fees


Renewal fee $150.00

Late renewal fee $175.00

Restoration fee $200.00

Transaction fee $3.50

 

Continuing Education


In order to be eligible for renewal of the license, a Genetic Counselor must certify to the Board the following:

  • He or she has maintained the counselor's status as a certified genetic counselor; and

  • Completed at least thirty hours of continuing education in genetic counseling that has been approved by the national society of genetic counselors or American Board of Genetic Counseling (ABGC).

The Board may require a random sample of Genetic Counselors to submit materials documenting that their status as certified genetic counselors has been maintained and that the number of hours of continuing education required has been completed.

 

Forms and Helpful Links


Employer Recommendation Form