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Requirements for NEW ACGN and CGN credentials include

  1. Current and active RN license
  2. Specialty practice clinical hours
       -ACGN 1500 hr/3 yrs
       -CGN 750 hr/3 yrs 
  3. Continuing Education Contact Hours in
    genomic content within the past 3 yrs

                    -ACGN 50 contact hours (15 hours of pharmacology)         

                    -CGN 30 contact hours no pharmacology required

   4.  3 professional development genomics activities/3 yrs        

   5.  Case study exemplars   

RENEWAL of ACGN and CGN credentials

  1. Current RN license 
  2. Current genetics credential
  3. Specialty practice clinical hours
       -ACGN 2500 hr/5 yrs
       -CGN 1250 hr/5 yrs 
  4. 75 Contact hours in genomic content within the past 5 yrs 

            - ACGN 25 hrs of pharmacology content  

             -No  pharmacology content required for the CGN 

       5. Five professional development genomic activities/5 yrs     

Frequently Asked Questions

Q.  How long will it take to receive the access code? 

A.   Typically 5-7 business days.

Q.  What if all of my requirements are not completed but I want to get started working on this credential?  

A.  Once the payment for the access and application is received, documents can be uploaded at any time. You can submit your entire portfolio documents prior to either of the designated deadline dates.  After the payment for the application is received, upload the documents one at a time over the next 6 months as each requirement is  completed OR you may upload ALL of the required documents at once, prior to the noted deadlines.

Q.   Do I need to be an ISONG member for a designated period of time prior to the submission of my portfolio? 

A. No, but International Society of Nurses in Genetics (ISONG) members do receive a discount on NPCC application fees. You must join ISONG prior to submission to claim this discount. To find out more about ISONG and how to join, go to the Price List or Resources menus.  ISONG membership status is checked prior to providing access to the portfolio upload for the review process.  

If you paid for the review process but did not complete the document upload by the noted deadline dates, NONE OF THE FEE  CAN BE REFUNDED.

Q. What kind of pharmacology continuing education will count for pharmacogenomic contact hours and where is information about them located?  

A.  Many pharmacogenomic courses are offered for continued education.  For example, these are now included at the annual ISONG Congress in the Fall.  Another suggestion is to google "pharmacogenomic continuing education courses" and identify an option convenient for you.  Be certain that the course you attend has contact hours that have been accredited by the Accreditation Council for Continuing Medical Education  (ACCME), the Accreditation Council for Pharmacy Education (ACPE), and/or  the American Nurses Credentialing Center (ANCC) to provide continuing  education.  Any questions can be directed to the NPCC Headquarters office at the email below.

Q.  What if I have other questions that are not answered on the NPCC website or in the available downloads?

A.  Send an email to  OR

List of Required Documents for NPCC Credentials

Attached is a BRIEF LIST of the required documents for the Genetic Nurse credentials.  Be CERTAIN to carefully read and review the complete and detailed list provided on the Via assessment platform prior to final submission of all required portfolio documents.