Cadidates own resources can be consulted for the written portions of the exam. Prepare a file folder(s) on a flash drive (from which information will be transferred to the computer on which the test is administered) or in files available online (stored in a Cloud site such as Dropbox, GoogleDrive, or OneDrive etc.) which can be accessed from the computer used for research. Alternately, you may compile these resources into a physical binder. Candidates should design this guide based on their personal needs. A few suggestions of key items include:
- Maps & gazetteers (Finding aids)
- Word lists (Latin, Swedish, etc.)
- Paleography (handwriting) samples
- Historical background
- Unique sources
- List of archives, libraries, genealogical and historical societies
- Customs and laws
- Migration trails
- Research guides
- List of key reference material
- Document samples
Create a quick reference sheet(s) for each state (province or similar political subdivision). It could include the following:
- Year of independence or year became a state
- Years civil registration or vital records began
- Years of available census or population schedules (federal, state, territorial)
- Historical timeline
- Major archives
- Major genealogical publications
- Major genealogical or historical societies
- Unique items
- Maps – country, state and counties or other jurisdictions
- Key records available online
What is an ICAPGen Study Group?
It is a study group that meets via the Internet to provide support for ICAPGen Project submission and preparation for the ICAPGen exam. These groups cap at 6 people.
What is needed to participate in one of the ICAPGen Study Groups?
- Has watched the video “Thinking about becoming an Accredited Genealogist?”
- Is able to answer affirmatively to the Practice Questionnaire on pages 26-27.
- Wants to submit ICAPGen Application and Project within the next 3 to 6 months.
- Commits to attending all bi-monthly meetings via internet.
- Commits to completing all Study Group assignments on time.
- Is prepared to pay the Level 1 testing Fee during the next 3 to 6 months. Fees are only good for one year. Therefore, fees should not be paid until the four-generation project is ready to be submitted.
What is an ICAPGen Exam Proctor?
ICAPGen regularly needs volunteers to proctor exams on-site at the Family History Library in Salt Lake City. Exams are administered on a quarterly schedule. Proctors do not need to be AG professionals. This is a great opportunity for prospective AG professionals to become familiar with the process. Testing starts at 9:15 am and takes approximately 5 hours. To see scheduled testing dates, click here.
What are the responsibilities of a proctor?
- Remain with the examinee during the duration of the exam (4 hours, plus breaks)
- If examinee has questions, pause the time and speak to an ICAPGen testing committee member
- Ensure the examinee is not interrupted
- Time each section of the examinee’s exam
- Politely remind the examinee when time is running out
- Ensure that all copies, notes, or materials created during testing are returned with the exam
- Hold the examinee’s electronics during the exam
Proctors will receive a document with additional details after they register and are selected to proctor an exam.
How to register?
If interested complete the “Volunteer Proctor Availability” form to be placed into a database which is used to assign proctors as needed. Prospective AG professionals will be assigned to proctor a test for a region other than their chosen region of accreditation. To access the form use the link below: