The 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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Changes to Level 2 and 3 Testing
The ICAPGen testing committee is currently updating and restructuring the Level 2 and Level 3 exams. These changes will necessitate a major update to the “Guide to Applying for an Accredited Genealogist Credential.” Please refer to the online version as it will contain the most up to date information. The online version will also be undergoing changes so please refer back often. Until further notice the PDF version of the guide is not up to date.
Changes in the Germany Testing Area
The ICAPGen Board has approved a change in the Germany testing area. At present, there is only one testing region for all of Germany. There will no longer be a single Germany Region accreditation; there will be three accreditation regions: East, South, and Northwest. Candidates may turn in an application and test in the third quarter (August) 2018 for the Germany region, after which no further applications will be accepted for the Germany Region. After that time, applicants will choose one of the three new areas for which to test.
The creation of three regions will allow candidates to specialize in one region of Germany, although accreditations for the other two regions can be earned later. Those people who already have a Germany accreditation will be able to renew that in perpetuity and will not need to become accredited in one of the other regions, although they may, if they choose to do so.
To read more about these changes and to view a map showing the divisions, see the page Changes in Germany Testing Area
Announcing a change to our requirements to join a study group. For details click here.
Book Available by ICAPGen!
ICAPGen is very pleased to recommend our latest book: Becoming an Excellent Genealogist: Essays on Professional Research Skills, edited by Kory L. Meyerink, MLS, AG, FUGA; Tristan L. Tolman, AG; and Linda K. Gulbrandsen, AG. Genealogical research has become one of the most popular pastimes in the United States. As the popularity of genealogical research continues to grow, so does the need for guidance that takes the researcher beyond basic, introductory instruction. This book provides higher levels of instruction to help you become a more excellent genealogist. It illustrates how to use sources and information better, develop more advanced research and analytical skills, and learn new methodologies. The book is softcover and 234 pages. Price is $24.95 plus shipping. Click here to order yours today!
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