Genealogists who submit a portfolio of specific work products to the Board for Certification of Genealogist and pass the rigorous evaluation process attain the credential of certification. At this time there are less than 300 Certified Genealogists. These genealogists are considered proficient in all areas of genealogical research and analysis including locating and interpreting evidence, assembling proof of identity and relationships, and preparing sound reports.
Certified Genealogists also belong to a network that can be accessed for assistance in specialty areas.
I am a Board Certified Genealogist (certificate no. 1131), issued by the Board for Certification of Genealogist, Washington, DC.