About ICAPGen


The International Commission for the Accreditation of Professional Genealogists, internationally recognized as ICAPGen, is a professional credentialing organization dedicated to testing an individual’s competence in genealogical research. The organization is administered by a board of qualified Commissioners with many years of experience. Professional credentials with ICAPGen provide numerous benefits. For additional information concerning ICAPGen, see history.

Examinations are given to applicants demonstrating sufficient theoretical and practical research backgrounds. A different exam is given for each geographical region, so individuals who pass an exam are rightfully designated as research experts in that region. Exams may also include subjects of specialization. Click here for information regarding the accreditation process.

Click here to see the benefits of becoming accredited through ICAPGen.

Questions? Please contact us.

Mission Statement

The mission of ICAPGen is to advance family history/genealogy work around the world by accrediting and promoting genealogy professionals who are competent, ethical, and reliable, and to work to promote the preservation of genealogical materials. The central functions of ICAPGen are:

* Recruiting, encouraging, mentoring, and educating genealogists.

* Testing each applicant's competency as a prerequisite for accreditation.

* Requiring periodic re-accreditation to assure currency of skills.

* Stipulating adherence to ethical standards.

* Maintaining a public directory of ICAPGen accredited professionals.

* Educating consumers about the value, process, and complexity of family history/genealogy research and maintaining good-will by working with clients and AG professionals if a dispute arises.

* Promoting the preservation of genealogical materials for future generations.

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Commission and Board

COMMISSION


Commission Chair
Vice Chair
Vice Chair
Executive Secretary
Treasurer
 
 
 
 
 
 
 
 
 
 
 

ADMINISTRATION


Recording Secretary
Correspondence Secretary
AG® Relations
Public Relations
 

TESTING COMMITTEE and RENEWALS


Testing Committee Co-Chairs
 
Testing Administrator
Testing Committee Secretary
Application Grading Chair
Renewal Co-Chairs
 
Renewal Secretary
Education/Mentoring Chair

NOMINATING COMMITTEE


Chair
Committee Members
 

ANNUAL CONFERENCE


Conference Co-Chairs
Mindi Stevens
 
Committee Members
 
 

NEWSLETTER


 

WEB SITE


Webmaster

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History

The accreditation program was established in 1964 by the Family History Department of The Church of Jesus Christ of Latter-day Saints. In 2000, the Church transferred its ownership and administration of the accreditation program to the International Commission for the Accreditation of Professional Genealogists, internationally recognized as ICAPGenSM. At that time ICAPGen was an affiliate of the Utah Genealogical Association (UGA). Today, as a fully incorporated non-profit institution, the Commission appreciates the support of UGA, and the generosity of others who supported its founding. ICAPGen now operates as a completely independent testing (not membership) organization.

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