Overseas Trained Genetic Counsellors

The GCRB has an annual assessment process for new applicants including those applicants from overseas wishing to join the UK GCRB Register. To apply for registration applicants should submit a Notification of Intention to Register Form with the appropriate documentation and fee between 1st February and 1st March (inclusive) each year. 

Full details regarding eligibility for overseas applicants can be found in the documents below. We also recommend reading the UK Applicant Guidelines and CPD Guidelines thoroughly in addition to the Supporting Information for Registration documents.

If a prospective registrant is unsure about their eligibility to register, the GCRB will consider individual cases on submission of a completed Evaluation of Eligibility to Register Form and administration fee.

If you have any questions about the Registration process please seek advice from the GCRB administrator enquiries@gcrb.org.uk, BEFORE submitting your 'Notification of Intention to Register' form.

Currently the GCRB is only able to assess a set number of portfolios each year. All Notifications of Intention to Register will be managed on a “first come, first served” basis. Acceptance will be made in order of receipt of the electronic Notification of Intention to Register form. If it is not possible to accept all applicants in a particular year, those applicants not accepted will be offered priority for the following year.

Check The Register

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