We currently need access to a local library or archival research facility to continue our testing. Please be aware that because of COVID-19, we will need to place all testing on hold until archives and repositories are reopened. We are unable to anticipate when we can safely resume our testing and will not resume testing until our volunteers’ and applicants’ health and safety are protected. When we resume testing, we will start testing at the Family History Library. Then we will assess localities on a case by case basis based on local health guidelines. We hope you understand and know that we care about you and your project. Thank you for your understanding.

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

Pay Your Fees.

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.