Genealogy Education: Institutes and Degree & Certificate Programs

Genealogy Education: Institutes and Degree & Certificate Programs

If you’re ready to get serious about your genealogy education, here are some programs to consider.  Note that while some provide “Certificates,” and all are excellent genealogy education programs, they do not provide “Certification.” (Please see beneath the chart for information about Certification and Accreditation).

Also please note that due to the current worldwide pandemic, many In-Person venues may be changed to Online/Virtual. Please check with the individual program to verify all information and details.  This list is just for general information.

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Genealogical Education Programs

ProgramOnline or In-PersonType of ProgramSpecific Dates or Self-StudyURL

BYU Pathway WorldwideOnlineCertificateSpecific Dates
Salt Lake Community CollegeOnlineCertificateSpecific Dates
International Institute of Genealogical StudiesOnlineCertificate and or Individual CourseworkSpecific Dates and Self Study
Boston UniversityOnlineCertificate and or Individual CourseworkSpecific Dates and
Self Study
National Genealogical SocietyOnlineCourseworkSelf Study
Brigham Young UniversityIn PersonDegreeSpecific Dates
University of DundeeOnlineDegreeSpecific Dates
University of Strathclyde, Glasgow, Centre for Lifelong LearningOnline and In-personDegree and Certificate Specific Dates and Self-Study
University of New HavenOnlineGraduate Certificate in Forensic Genetic GenealogySpecific Dates

Applied Genealogy Institute (AppGen)VirtualInstituteSpecific Dates
British Institute In Person and Self StudyInstituteSpecific Dates
Canadian Genealogical Virtual Research InstituteOnlineInstituteSpecific Dates
Genealogical Institute on Federal RecordsIn PersonInstituteSpecific Dates
Genealogical Research Institute (GRIP)In Person & VirtualInstituteSpecific Dates
Institute of Genealogy and Historical Research (IGHR)VirtualInstituteSpecific Dates
Mid-west African American Genealogical Institute (MAAGI)In PersonInstituteSpecific Dates
Salt Lake Institute of GenealogyIn PersonInstituteSpecific Dates
Texas Institute of Genealogical Research (TIGR)In Person and/or virtualInstituteSpecific Dates

Board for Certification of Genealogists (BCG)VirtualCertification (CG, CGL)Varies
International Commission for the Accreditation of Professional Genealogists (ICAPGen)In-person testingAccreditationSpecific Dates
Investigative Genetic Genealogy Certificate Program at Ramapo College of New JerseyVirtualCertificateSpecific Dates
The Investigative Genetic Genealogy Accreditation Board (IGGAB)VirtualAccreditationVaries

About Certification & Accreditation

The Board for Certification of Genealogists ® (BCG), based in the Washington, D.C., area bestows Certified Genealogist credentials on associates who meet its qualifications.

The International Commission for the Accreditation of Genealogists (ICAPGen(SM)), based in Orem, Utah, confers Accredited Genealogist® credentials on members who comply with its requirements.

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