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Indiana Professional Licensing Agency

PLA > Professions > Genetic Counselors > Genetic Counselor Continuing Education Genetic Counselor Continuing Education

All Genetic Counselors that are license prior to January 1, 2014 must obtain fifty (50) continuing education contact hours in order to renew your license.

Those licensed January 1, 2014 and after are not required to obtain any continuing education for this renewal period.

IC 25-17.5-4-6
Sec. 6. (a) To renew a license under this article, an applicant must complete continuing education. The continuing education must meet the requirements of IC 25-1-4 and consist of:
(1) the completion in each two (2) year license cycle of fifty (50) contact hours that have been approved by the National Society of Genetic Counselors; or
(2) the successful completion in each two (2) year license cycle of a reading assignment and proctored examination in medical genetics provided by the American Board of Medical Genetics.
(b) An applicant seeking renewal of a license shall certify that the applicant:
(1) has complied with the continuing education requirements; or
(2) has not complied with the continuing education requirements but is seeking a waiver from the board under section 7 of this chapter.
As added by P.L.177-2009, SEC.35.

IC 25-17.5-4-7
Sec. 7. The board may grant an applicant seeking renewal of a license a waiver from all or part of the continuing education requirement for the renewal period if the applicant was not able to fulfill the requirement due to a hardship that resulted from any of the following conditions:
(1) Service in the armed forces of the United States during a substantial part of the renewal period.
(2) An incapacitating illness or injury.
(3) Other circumstances determined by the board.


If you wish to request a waiver of the continuing education requirement you must do so prior to renewing your Genetic Counselors license.  If you fit one of the categories above and are requesting a waiver, please email us the information and request. 

The Medical Licensing Board meets the 4th Thursday of each Month.  Your request will be reviewed at the next upcoming meeting after receipt.  You will be informed by email of the Board’s decision.

Please do NOT send in your continuing education certificates.  An audit will be performed after the renewal period is complete.  If you are chosen you will be sent a letter with instructions on sending in your certificates.  Please do not send in originals as the certificates will not be returned to you. 

If you have any questions please contact us at pla3@pla.in.gov