The Board for Certification of Genealogists is an independent organization not affiliated with, or part of, any group. It is a certifying body, not a membership society, and a nationally and internationally recognized organization.
Visit the BCG exhibit booth 220 for materials that are helpful for success in the certification process. You can discuss the seven requirements for certification with knowledgeable BCG volunteers and peruse actual successful portfolios. During the conference, you can learn more and ask questions about the certification process by attending the BCG Certification Seminar, Session T211, held on Thursday, 03 May 2018, at 9:30 a.m.
The website www.bcgcertification.org contains skill-building articles, exercises, and a free download of The BCG Application Guide which describes the requirements for your portfolio notebook application.
The Board’s mission is to foster public confidence in genealogy as a respected branch of history by promoting an attainable, uniform standard of competence and ethics among genealogical practitioners, and by publicly recognizing persons who meet that standard.