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Genealogical Researchers

Certification, Licensing, and Special Requirements

Certification or Licensing

General genealogists can seek voluntary certification from the Board for Certification of Genealogists (which awards the certified genealogist and certified genealogical lecturer designations), International Commission for the Accreditation of Professional Genealogists (accredited genealogist designation), and the Genealogical Institute of the Maritimes [genealogical record searcher (Canada) and certified genealogist (Canada)].

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