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Certified Application Counselors

Welcome to Georgia Access! Certified Application Counselors (CACs) play an important role in assisting uninsured residents across the state, particularly in underserved communities.

To assist Georgia consumers on the Exchange for 2025, you must be an employee or volunteer with one of the approved Georgia Access Certified Application Counselor Designated Organizations (CDOs), hold a Georgia Access Specialist License, and complete the Georgia Access Certification Training and Final Assessment.

Certified Application Counselor Designated Organizations (CDOs)

Partnerships with community organizations are vital to reaching uninsured populations within underserved communities across the state. The Georgia Access CAC program is based on the federal CAC program run by the Centers for Medicare & Medicaid Services (CMS). An organization must apply and meet minimum requirements to be approved as a CDO. CDOs do not receive grant funding. They oversee the activities of individual CACs. An organization may apply to be a CDO even if they do not have CACs.

2025 CDO Application Materials

Applications for PY 2025 are due September 24, 2024 by 5 p.m. EST.

For 2024, there are 16 Georgia Access CDOs:


For questions about the Georgia Access CDO Program, reach out to