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ICAPGen Study Groups

ICAPGen Study Groups meet via the Internet to provide support for ICAPGen Project submission and preparation for the ICAPGen exam. These groups cap at 6 people.

Level 1 Study Group

Purpose and Goals:

The purpose of the group is to prepare advanced genealogists to submit their Level 1 four-generation project as part of the rigorous testing required to become an Accredited Genealogist®. Participants will learn the requirements of Level 1 testing, how to write a successful Level 1 report, and how to peer review research reports at a professional level. Participants will be instructed by and receive feedback from Accredited Genealogist® mentors.

Schedule:

Level 1 Study Groups start in January and July. Meetings are held online every other Thursday for six meetings over 12 weeks. Participants should expect a time commitment of 6-18 hours per week, depending on previous educational and professional experience.

How to Apply:

  • Email studygroup@icapgen.org to receive an application
  • Enrollment Dates:
    • July 2020 Level 1 Study Groups:
      • 2 March-31 May 2020
    • January 2021 Level 1 Study Groups:
      • 1 September-31 October 2020
  • Applications are reviewed on a first-come, first-serve basis. If the study group is filled before your application is received, your application will be considered for the next study group.
  • Fee: $75.00 USD

Level 2 & 3 Study Group

Purpose and Goals:

Participants will learn the requirements of Level 2 & 3 testing, will begin building a research reference guide and will participate in level 2 & 3 practice tests. Participants will be instructed by, and receive feedback from Accredited Genealogist® mentors.

Schedule:

Level 2 & 3 Study Groups start in April and October. Meetings are held online every other Thursday with four meetings over eight weeks. Participants should expect a time commitment of 6-18 hours per week, depending on previous preparations.

How to Apply:

  • After successfully passing Level 1 testing, email studygroup@icapgen.org to receive submission instructions
  • Pay fee of $50

Disclaimer: Participation in an ICAPGen Study Group does not guarantee that a participant will pass each level of testing. Study Group mentors will educate participants on the requirements in the Guide to Applying for an Accredited Genealogist Credential®, present lessons regarding sound genealogical practices, present appropriate examples, and make suggestions to help improve participants’ writing skills. However, it is the sole responsibility of each applicant to assess whether all the requirements of the Level 1 Four-Generation Project are met prior to submission.