University of Nebraska Medical Center

Certification & Licensure

Licensure Disclosure

The US Department of Education requires UNMC to make the following disclosures to applicants who are interested in or enrolled in degree programs that lead to state licensure or certification.

Certification and licensure requirements differ from state to state. We are required to notify you if the program you are interested in or enrolled in will meet educational requirements to apply for certification or licensure in your home state. The official categories are: "Meets"; "Does Not Meet"; and "Have Not Made a Determination if it Does or Does Not Meet."

A "Does Not Meet" or "Have Not Made a Determination" status DOES NOT indicate that you will be unable to obtain certification or licensure in your home state. Please check with your advisor, department chair, or certification officer for further details. Contact information for each program is found in the program sections below.

Common causes for a "Does Not Meet" or "Have Not Made a Determination" include the following:

  • Your home state certification agency requires a transcript review prior to application for certification.
  • Your home state does not have an equivalent for an endorsement completed in Nebraska.
  • Your home state requires you to take an additional course or exam specific to that state’s history or laws.
    These courses and exams are not offered in Nebraska.

Master of Genetic Counseling Program

The primary qualification to sit for the American Board of Genetic Counseling (ABGC) certification examination is a Master’s degree in Genetic Counseling from a program accredited by the Accreditation Council for Genetic Counseling (ACGC). Upon successful completion of the Genetic Counseling program at the University of Nebraska Medical Center, students are eligible to apply to take the ABGC certification examination. A student who has active candidate status by ABGC is eligible to apply for a license in the state of Nebraska.

Requirements for genetic counseling licenses vary slightly from state to state and may include fingerprinting, background checks, or other requirements. All states currently issuing licenses require applicants to have a current ABGC certification and have graduated from an ACGC accredited master’s degree program.

Status by State

This is information is current as of February 1, 2024. It is the responsibility of the student to confirm licensure eligibility.

Meets Does Not Meet Have Not Made a Determination
Alabama, Alaska, Arizona, Arkansas, California, Colorado, Connecticut, Delaware, District of Columbia, Florida, Georgia, Hawaii, Idaho, Illinois, Indiana, Iowa, Kansas, Kentucky, Louisiana, Maine, Maryland, Massachusetts, Michigan, Minnesota, Mississippi, Missouri, Montana, Nebraska, Nevada, New Hampshire, New Jersey, New Mexico, New York, North Carolina, North Dakota, Ohio, Oklahoma, Oregon, Pennsylvania, Rhode Island, South Carolina, South Dakota, Tennessee, Texas, Utah, Vermont, Virginia, Washington, West Virginia, Wisconsin, Wyoming NA NA
For further information, contact:
Holly Zimmerman 402-559-6954

Genetic Counseling Program website

Additional information and resources regarding licensure is available from the National Society of Genetic Counselors.