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Preparation Resources

This page provides a variety of tools to help interested persons prepare to become a credentialed genealogist. The accreditation process through ICAPGen is a rigorous three step program, which requires adequate preparation to complete.

Please work through the tools provided below to ensure you have the experience and preparation necessary to successfully begin and complete the credentialing process.

We also encourage interested parties to look at the requirements on the Accreditation Readiness Assessment. Obtaining all the experience listed on the assessment will take a genealogist far in the quest to improve their skills.

Prepare for each Level:

Level 1 Project Samples

Level 2 Preparation Tips COMING SOON

Level 3 Preparation Tips

Level 2 & 3: Research Reference Guide

Level 2 & 3: Volunteer to Proctor

All Levels: Testing Regions & Regional Resources

All Levels: ICAPGen Study Groups

Skill Building:

Analyzing Evidence COMING SOON

Citations & Logs **NEW**

Paleography & Transcription COMING SOON

Research Planning COMING SOON

Report Writing COMING SOON

Working with Documents COMING SOON

Other Resources:

ICAPGen Blog

ICAPGen Video Library

Outside Educational Sources