The US-based Board for Certification of Genealogists operates a widely recognized certification process for professional genealogists. The vast majority of those certified are US-based, only eight are listed in Canada, one in the UK.
BCG tests applicants skills in:
understanding research sources and methods
planning, executing, and reporting the results of research
resolving genealogical problemsFind the new 2011 edition of the BCG Application Guide which gives information on the process to become certified and an outline of the skills that need to be demonstrated