Licensed Genetic Counselors Program
Our mission is to protect the public by promoting and enforcing laws and regulations which govern the practice of Licensed Genetic Counselors (LGC).
For LPC, LMFT, or LBP Licensures, please visit the Oklahoma State Board of Behavioral Health.
To view the individual sections and subchapters of the LGC Act and Regulations use the links below.
- Section 1-561. Short Title
- Section 1-562. Definitions
- Section 1-563. License Required to Practice Genetic Counseling
- Section 1-564. Qualifications for License – Temporary License
- Section 1-565. Temporary Licenses
- Section 1-566. Lawful Practice of Genetic Counseling Without License
- Section 1-567. Continuing Education Requirements for Genetic Counselors
- Section 1-568. Counseling Concerning Abortion – Accreditation of Genetic Counseling Training Programs – Alternative Examination
- Section 1-569. Promulgation of Rules
- Section 1-570. Genetic Counseling Licensure Revolving Fund
- Subchapter 1. General Provisions
- Subchapter 3. Advisory Committee Operations
- Subchapter 5. Rules of Professional Conduct
- Subchapter 7. Application for Licensure
- Subchapter 9. Academic Requirements
- Subchapter 11. Licensure Examinations
- Subchapter 13. Supervision Requirements
- Subchapter 15. Fees
- Subchapter 17. Continuing Education Requirements
- Subchapter 19. Issuance of License
- Subchapter 21. License Renewal and Expiration
- Subchapter 23. Enforcement
All LGC licensees must be periodically renewed to maintain their active status. It is the licensee’s responsibility to ensure their license remains current.
Full licensees who have not renewed after one (1) year since the expiration of their license must re-apply for licensure as though they had never been licensed.
- Full Licensees: Expire two (2) years from end of first month of issue and every two years thereafter.
- Temporary Licensees: Expire thirty (30) days after failure of national certification exam.
OSDH will send reminders to expiring licensees at their last known email address 45-60 days ahead of expiration. However, be aware that non-receipt of a renewal reminder does not stop expiration of a license or assessment of a late fee.
Regardless of whether a notification reminder is received, a licensee can renew by submitting the following to the online portal:
- Completed Continuing Education showing thirty (30) clock hours completed in the previous two-year cycle.
- Documentation of completed continuing education (certificates, meeting agendas, etc.)
- Fee: $200.00 by date of expiration; $225.00 up to one (1) year following expiration.
- Any change in licensee personal/contact information.
If a temporary license holder does not pass the national certification exam on their first attempt, they may apply for one (1) additional temporary license for use while waiting for their second attempt. Submit all required documents and fees via the online portal.
If all required materials and fees are not received, the licensee will receive notification via email from OSDH. If all required materials and fees are received, an updated wallet card will be mailed to the licensee.
Maintaining up-to-date personal and contact information is crucial to being able to receive notifications, certificates, and other documentation regarding your license.
If any of your personal or contact information (such as an email address or name change) needs to be updated, please use our online portal.
If you are requesting a name change, you must submit a copy of the legal document facilitating the name change (such as a marriage certificate or divorce decree) with your request.
Oklahoma State Department of Health
Consumer Health Service
P.O. Box 268815
Oklahoma City, OK 73126-8815
Oklahoma State Department of Health
123 Robert S. Kerr Ave.
Oklahoma City, OK
Phone: (405) 426-8250
Fax: (405) 900-7557