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Subject: [APG] certification requirements
Date: Wed, 14 Feb 2001 20:52:50 EST
In a message dated 02/14/01 6:17:22 PM Mountain Standard Time,
> Now that the certification requirements include a requirement of research
> reports written for clients, how is a professional genealogist supposed to
> put together an application if the person does not do research for clients?
> I consider myself a professional genealogist, but currently my activities
> are in the fields of writing and speaking, and I don't take clients. I have
> been playing with the idea of certification, but had put it off because of
> various complications in my life over the past four years. Now the client
Finding a client who is willing to pay for or make allowance for what I'd
want to present as a certification project would be an issue, too. I'll have
to wait for the perfect 'receptive to the idea,' and fairly well-seated
client to come along *and* then hope that their family research would be
something that would make a reasonable presentation in the certification that
I want to pursue.
My question with this requirement is:
When clients' directions dictate the scope and depth of work (and sometimes
how they'd like to have the research proceed), how can I present that which I
would consider my best, most thorough and detailed work for certification?
Am I misunderstanding the purpose of this requirement?
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