New trainees must submit the registration form to the Credentialing Committee prior to beginning training.  Please note that Training Site MUST be CCMG Accredited in the trainee's specialty in order to qualify for training.

Please note, it is important that the CCMG management office be informed of any changes to the contact information provided. Failures to do so may result in processing delays if additional information is required to complete your credentials review.


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Trainees who are withdrawing from the program or who are taking a leave of absence from their training program are asked to submit a Withdrawal/LOA Trainee Form to the Credential Committee.


Trainees must maintain an accurate log book of their training and rotations.

The Training Director must review all entries in the trainee's logbooks, verify that the trainee had a major involvement in the cases listed and submit a signed letter to the CCMG electronically, attesting that he/she has reviewed the logbooks and signed off on them. The CCMG office must receive this letter by August 1 of the year that your credentialling application is submitted.

  • GGD logbooks, ITERs and FITER are recorded in our online training platform. Access will be granted by your Program Director.
  • ABMGG fellows who may require an Excel version of the GGD logbook should contact the CCMG Management Office at This email address is being protected from spambots. You need JavaScript enabled to view it.

  • There are 12 ITERS to complete, each specific for a training unit of the GGD program.
  • These ITERS include assessment of the learning objectives associated with the unit and longitudinal competencies that apply to all units, and cover the general competencies required of genetic laboratory specialists.
  • The longitudinal competencies assessment is the responsibility of the training unit main supervisor with retroaction by other training supervisors involved. The trainee should be assessed with respect to a junior Laboratory Scientist. Improvement in acquisition of these competencies throughout the progression of training is expected to be observed.
  • ITERs should be filled periodically throughout the training units to facilitate frequent retroaction with the trainee.

General ITER

  • The general ITER is to be used for the clinical genetics and electives rotations, as well as for rotations at other centres to meet the GGD training requirements (technical and/or interpretative).
  • The general ITER should also be used for periodic (every 6 months) evaluation of the trainee by the supervisory committee.
  • Indicate very clearly which rotation is being evaluated with the dates. This information has to correspond to the training outline section of the logbook.
  • If the rotation concerns a visit to another training centre to perform or observe a technique, please specify in the “Technical Skills” section of the ITER.
ITER Transition to Discipline
ITER General Genetics 1
ITER General Genetics 2
ITER Prenatal Genetics
ITER Copy Number Variation
ITER Single Nucleotide Variation and Residual Risk Calculation
ITER Next Generation Sequencing
ITER Non-Mendelian Genetics
ITER Structural Variation and Advanced Chromosome Analysis
ITER Cancer Genetics 1
ITER Cancer Genetics 2
ITER Transition to Practice
General ITER




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