Cancer Genetics & Risk Assessment Certification: CGRA®
Competencies covered by genetic counseling training and maintenance of certification Genomic discoveries are increasingly being applied to the clinical care of patients, particularly in the field of cancer genetics, risk assessment and targeted therapy. In addition to genetic counselors who are experts in the field of cancer genetics with, there is a need for clinicians across the spectrum of practice to acquire knowledge and competency in clinical cancer genetics & cancer risk assessment at the point of service as patient care moves to more personalized approaches in cancer screening, prevention and targeted therapy.
NCBC’s Certification in Cancer Genetics & Risk Assessment has been developed to acknowledge the healthcare professional with clinical experience and advanced knowledge in cancer genetics and cancer risk assessment. The purpose of this program is to provide assurance that the healthcare professional with CGRA certification possesses the knowledge, skills and competency to provide cancer genetics risk assessment clinical services to patients and their families.
Preferred candidates are physicians, advanced practice nurses, physician assistants, or other skilled practitioners seeking to demonstrate competency and requisite knowledge in clinic cancer genetics & cancer risk assessment, with a commitment to ongoing learning and professional development in this rapidly advancing field.
Certification Eligibility: The applicant must:
- Be a licensed or certified health care professional with practice focus in oncology, breast health care, cancer genetics, or cancer risk assessment.
- Possess Primary Clinical Credentials: Physician, Physician’s Assistant, Advanced Practice Nurse or other skilled professional with requisite work-related knowledge, skills and competencies necessary to assess, educate and provide cancer risk assessment and cancer genetics clinical services to patients and their families
- Have acquired in depth clinical training in the clinical practice of cancer genetics and risk assessment and or have completed relevant focused educational courses in cancer genetics, risk assessment including comprehensive breast cancer risk assessment.
- Have minimum 2 years of experience in the field of cancer care, including cancer screening, risk assessment, cancer genetics, cancer diagnosis and management.
- Complete an application process