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International Commission for the Accreditation of Professional Genealogists

Internationally recognized as ICAPGen™, sets standards for the genealogical community through comprehensive written and oral examinations.

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About us

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. 

Find an AG® Professional

You can feel confident about contacting an Accredited Genealogist® Professional, because you know they have passed stringent examination processes and have agreed to abide by ethical standards.

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Apply to Become an AG® Professional

Internationally recognized as ICAPGen™, sets standards for the genealogical community through comprehensive written and oral examinations.

PROCESS OVERVIEW
LEVEL 1
  • Create project (Four generations)
  • Report
  • Log
LEVEL 2
  • Two Exams: Identify docs Transcribe Translate
  • General knowledge of area
LEVEL 3
  • Four Hour Exam
  • Oral Review
  • Defending Research

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Renew your Credentials

Volunteers Needed!

ICAPGen™ is always looking for volunteers to help us with various responsibilities. ICAPGen™ volunteer opportunities exist for those who have not yet accredited as well as for Accredited Genealogist® professionals.