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Like ICAPGen, the Board of Certification of Genealogists (BCG) is a not-for-profit organization that maintains a set of professional standards and offers a credential: Certified Genealogist (CG). And, like ICAPGen, BCG requires its credentialed members to renew every five years.

However, BCG’s credential process is significantly different from ICAPGen’s. Unlike ICAPGen, BCG has just one “level” in its process: portfolio evaluation. And, in addition to CG, BCG offers another, optional level of credential: Certified Genealogy Lecturer (CGL). The process that follows describes the

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