The Board for Certification of Genealogists is an independent organization not affiliated with, or part of, any group. It functions as a certifying body, not a membership society. Its primary aim is to certify genealogists as meeting professional standards, somewhat similar to certifications as a CPA or other professional standards.
In this audio recording, Elissa describes the goals of BCG and how it operates. She also explains in detail the benefits of professional and advanced amateur genealogists becoming certified.
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For more information about the Board for Certification of Genealogists, go to http://www.bcgcertification.org.