Welcome to the Genetic Counsellor Registration Board Website

Welcome to the website of the Genetic Counsellor Registration Board (GCRB).

The purpose of the GCRB is to establish, maintain and improve standards of practice in genetic counselling to assure public safety in the United Kingdom and Republic of Ireland.

It seeks to achieve this through accepting responsibility in three primary areas:

  • Setting and monitoring standards for entry to the profession.
  • Establishing and maintaining open and transparent systems of professional accreditation.
  • Maintaining and improving standards of professional practice, to protect and promote the professional reputation for the benefit of the profession and public alike.

The vision of the GCRB is “ensuring expertise to serve families with genetic conditions”.

In 2019 the GCRB register was transferred to the Academy for Healthcare Science (AHCS).  A GCRB Board Member sits on the AHCS Healthcare Science Registration Council and Genetic Counsellors who have met the GCRB assessment criteria are now included in the AHCS public register of Practitioners accredited by the Professional Standards Authority.

Accreditation means that the AHCS has met the Authority’s demanding standards in respect of governance, setting standards, education and training, managing the register, providing information and complaints handling.  For more details about PSA accredited registers click here.

For further details about the AHCS click here.



We welcome feedback on our website please contact enquiries@gcrb.org.uk


For further information on a Registered Genetic Counsellor (RGC), check the REGISTER. The Register also includes those RGCs who currently have mentor status.

To view the GCRB Code of Conduct click here

The GCRB calendar of events can be viewed below.


New GCRB Scope of Practice Document

12th July 2021

The GCRB Scope of Practice outlines relevant professional skills, knowledge and ...

Updated Code of Conduct

25th June 2021

The GCRB has updated the Code of Conduct. The Code of Conduct contains the perso ...


10th May 2021

This year's AGM will be held via Zoom at 18:00 on May 27th 2021  To access the ...

Check The Register

To check the register or to find out if a registered genetic counsellor (RGC) has mentor status

About The Board

The Genetic Counsellor Registration Board (GCRB) sets and monitors standards, in the UK & ROI, for entry into the profession, registration of Genetic Counsellors, maintenance of registration and disciplinary proceedings.