The Accreditation Process

Regions | Preparing for Accreditation | The Accreditation Process
Applicants in Process | Application Forms | Fees | Testing Dates

Thank you for your interest in ICAPGen's accreditation process!

ICAPGen now offers three testing levels, which recognize the achievements of applicants as they strive to attain the accreditation credential. This program allows applicants more time to prepare for the written exam and offers a choice as to when the exam is scheduled.

The accreditation requirements remain the same—a quality four-generation research report followed by an eight-hour written exam and an oral review. The new levels program segments the accreditation process into three distinct levels and allows an applicant more time to prepare for each level. The three levels are:

  • Level 1—the four-generation application project
  • Level 2—four sections of the written exam that test knowledge of record content and usage
  • Level 3—two sections of the written exam that test skills in data analysis, research planning, methodology, and report writing, with the oral exam following.

To view a synopsis of the three testing levels, including the fees and requirements associated with each of them, please click here.

Attainment of any level results in public recognition. Successful candidates will receive a congratulatory letter of achievement and will be announced on the ICAPGen website and in the ICAPGen newsletter. The AG credential is awarded after an applicant successfully completes Level 3.

Applicants who complete Level 1 or Level 2 decide when to apply for the next level. Applicants could choose to apply immediately, wait for a few months before applying, or remain at the current level. Under the new program, applicants may apply at any time to take the next level. But if they do not apply within three years of passing their current level, they must retake the current level before proceeding to the next level. Applicants who wish to take the entire written exam in one 8-hour day may do so by applying for both Levels 2 and 3 at the same time.

When an applicant does not successfully pass a level after three attempts, the applicant will be required to wait for twelve months and submit proof demonstrating efforts to address the deficiencies identified following previous attempts, before making another attempt. This policy applies to Level 1, Level 2, and Level 3 applicants.

Regions | Preparing for Accreditation | The Accreditation Process
Applicants in Process | Application Forms | Fees | Testing Dates

Friday December 19, 2014

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