Log in to LaMED DashBoard to begin a new online initial application, complete a previously started (and saved) online initial application or to check the status of your completed online initial application.
To access a paper application, click HERE (available for a limited time)
The items listed below MUST be completed and mailed to the LSBME as part of the initial application process.
Note: notarized documents must be signed in the presence of a notary.
Oath or Affirmation - must be notarized
Third Party Authorization - must be notarized
Certificate of Dean/Registrar - must be notarized (masters degree from a genetic counseling training program accredited by the American Board of Genetic Counseling or doctoral degree from a medical genetics training program accredited by the American Board of Medical Genetics and Genomics).
Current Certification - based upon examination by the American Board of Genetic Counseling or American Board of Medical Genetics and Genomics.
Photograph Page - passport quality
Oath or Affirmation
This form must be notarized. All yes answers must be accompanied by a sworn affidavit. A sworn affidavit is an explanation (in applicant’s own words) that must be typed and notarized. Note: If criminal history is found that was not disclosed, you will be required to submit a new Oath or Affirmation, a notarized affidavit as to why you did not disclose the information and a new processing fee equal to the initial licensure fee. It is important that you answer question 3 accurately and truthfully. Do not take contrary advice from a friend, lawyer, etc.
Third Party Authorization
This form must be notarized. It authorizes LSBME to obtain information concerning the applicant from third parties.
Certificate of Dean/Registrar
This form must be notarized. Complete Section 1 as directed (a passport quality photo is required) and mail to professional school/university for completion of Section 2. The school/university must mail the completed form directly to LSBME.
Certificate of Examination
Current certification based upon examination by the American Board of Genetic Counseling or American Board of Medical Genetics and Genomics
A passport quality photograph must be submitted. This photo must be a 2"x2" clear, head and shoulders photo taken within the last 6 months.
LSBME conducts background checks as part of the application process. Instructions and forms can be found at the link above.
Temporary Permit: $100.00
Fee must be paid via credit/debit card (Visa, MasterCard or Discover only) if applying online.
Fee must be paid via Personal check/money order if sending in a paper application.
Fee is non-refundable.
Birth Certificate/Valid Visa
U.S. born citizen - submit a notarized copy of birth certificate
U.S. citizen not U.S. born - submit notarized copy of proof of citizenship (ie certificate of citizenship or consular report of birth abroad). Naturalized citizen - submit a notarized copy of birth certificate and original Certificate of Naturalization.
Non U.S. citizen - submit a notarized copy of birth certificate and original current Visa issued by the U.S. Citizenship and Immigration Services. (Acceptable Visas: H1B, J1, O1, NAFTA-TN or Employment Authorization, or Permanent Resident)
Marriage Certificate/Name Change
Application for certification in a name other than what appears on the birth certificate requires a notarized copy of official documentation of name change (i.e. marriage certificate).
Notarization as a “True Copy”
Request the notary to certify a copy of your birth certificate and/or marriage certificate as a “true and correct copy of the original”. If the notary will not notarize the copy,
you can attest that it is a “true and correct copy of the original”. The notary can then notarize your signature.
ABGC-American Board of Genetic Counseling (ABGC)
ABMG - American Board of Medical Genetics and Genomics (ABMGG)
Licensure applicants must be currently certified by either ABGC or ABMGG.
To be issued a temporary permit all requirements for licensure must be met except that the applicant has not yet taken or is awaiting the results of the examination. After examination the applicant must request a score report be sent directly from ABGC or ABMGG to LSBME
Professional School Transcript
An official transcript must be mailed from your professional school directly to LSBME.
Verification of Other Licenses
Verification of all state licenses are required. Contact the state board(s) directly to obtain verification of your license. Please note, there may be a processing fee needed.
Online Education Course and Quiz
Take and successfully complete the Online Education Course and Quiz (when available). This course will review the Rules pertaining to the practice of Genetic Counseling in the state of Louisiana. Instructions and enrollment key will be provided upon receipt of application.
Verification of Application/Licensure Status
Visit our website at www.lsbme.la.gov and log on to your account to verify the progress/status of your application.
Communication with the Board
Mailing Address - LSBME, 630 Camp Street, New Orleans, LA 70130
Questions - Contact Licensing email@example.com.