The ABGC Practice Examination (PE) is a 100-question online examination that was developed to be parallel in content and difficulty to the actual ABGC Certified Genetic Counselor (CGC®) Examination.
The PE should be regarded as a diagnostic tool to assess strengths and weaknesses of the candidate’s knowledge. The PE can also be used as a study tool for the actual CGC® Examination.
Your score on the PE does not, in any way, predict your score on the actual CGC® Examination.
The PE may be used by candidates as an additional resource to identify weak areas of knowledge prior to taking the actual CGC® Examination.
The PE will be available to you for 60 days from the date you place your order.
Candidates are also encouraged to read the ABGC Bulletin of Information section titled Strategies for Answering Questions on ABGC’s website at www.abgc.net or AMP’s website http://www.goamp.com.
The questions on the PE have not been tested via the CGC® Examination. Therefore, ABGC does not have data on how these questions have performed.
When you choose to finish and score the examination, you will be able to view three reports. A score report will show your overall score and the number of questions you answered correctly in each area of the Detailed Content Outline. A feedback report will list each question and if you answered the question correctly or incorrectly, indicated by a green checkmark or a red X. A mastery report will show the percentage of questions you answered correctly in each area of the Detailed Content Outline. You can access these reports until your 60-day testing window ends.
About the content:
The ABGC PE follows the same format used in the actual CGC® Examination.
The actual CGC® Examination time period is 4 hours (240 minutes). Candidates are strongly encouraged to simulate the actual timed testing environment when taking the PE. The CGC® Examination contains 200 questions compared to 100 questions on the PE, so reduce test taking time by half, which is 2 hours (120 minutes).
Questions follow the ABGC Detailed Content Outline (available on the website) and are in the same proportion and difficulty as the actual CGC® Examination. The cognitive levels Recall, Application, and Analysis are represented on the PE along with each content area: Case Preparation & Medical History; Family History & Risk Counseling; Testing & Diagnosis; Communication & Psychosocial Counseling; and Resources/Ethics/Research/Education.
Please note the Practice Examination is copyrighted by ABGC and AMP. It may not be reproduced.
To take this test on the web you must have the following:
- A compatible internet browser such as the current version of Internet Explorer, Chrome, Firefox or Safari. Other browsers may or may not work.
- Cookies and scripting must be enabled.
- Pop-up blocking must be disabled.
After you have successfully placed your web test order, you will be sent a confirming e-mail with specific instructions on how to take the exam.