Genetic Counselors

Application for Licensure​

Application methods are listed below. Select the corresponding "Key Steps" link to view requirements. You may be asked to provide additional information during application submission or in your LicensE due diligence checklist once your application has been reviewed. All requirements originate from Wisconsin Statutes and Administrative Code.  ​

​Application Method

​Application Method Description

​Important Information

​Genetic Counselor
Initial Application by Exam​
​This application method is most applicable to new graduates.

​​Genetic Counselor
​This application method is available to genetic counselors currently credentialed in another jurisdiction. The credentialing and renewal requirements for the existing credential must be substantially equivalent to Wisconsin requirements.
Key Steps 6102
Reciprocity Information

​Genetic Counselor
Experience Waiver​
Applicants with at least ten years of documented work experience practicing genetic counseling are eligible to apply for licensure based on that experience.​ Only applications submitted by 9/1/2023 will be considered for an experience waiver. 
Key Steps 6103


​Required Forms​

​View Key Steps for detailed requirements per application method.

(Other forms may be required. Also view the "If Applicable/Optional" forms table below.) ​

Form 6110
​Genetic Counselor Experience Verification (if applying via Experience Waiver)
​Form 6111
​Genetic Counselor Letter of Recommendation (if applying via Experience Waiver)
Form 6112
​Genetic Counselor Certificate of Professional Education (if applying by Initial Exam)

​If Applicable/Optional Forms

​Submit "If Applicable" forms if they are applicable to you. Submit "Optional" forms, if desired. 

​Form 2252
​Convictions and Pending Charges (if applicable for a new Wisconsin credential)
Form 2254
​Convictions and Pending Charges (if applicable for renewal​)
Form 2829
​Malpractice Suits or Claims Form (if applicable)
Form 3217

​Application for Fee Reduction (Optional - If applying for a reduction of your credential application fee, this form must accompany the LicensE application for the credential. Renewal applications are not eligible for a fee reduction.)
Documentation of Name
​Name Documentation (if applicable) There is no form for this requirement. However, if your name on all credentials or incoming supporting documents is not the same submit a certified copy of marriage certificate, divorce decree, etc.​
Form 3085
​Application for Predetermination (Optional - Submit ONLY if you have been convicted of any felony, misdemeanor, or other violations of federal or state law in this state or any other and you desire a review of your conviction record before submitting a credential application.)
Other Forms
Forms related to military benefits, exam accommodations, social security number, etc. are available under Other Forms.
​Visit our Self-Service page for information related to your credential, credential verification, application status search, and license look-up. 

Additional Resources

Statutes and Administrative Code

Continuing Education Information

Exam Information

Offenses that May Result in Refusal, Bar, or Termination of Licensure

Related Links

Genetic Counselors Affiliated Credentialing Board​

Orders and Disciplinary Actions

Conviction Self Report

Professional Assistance Procedure


File a Complaint

Wisconsin Emergency Assistance Volunteer Registry (WEAVR)