The National Institute for Genealogical Studies offers 225+ online courses which can be registered individually, but bundling your courses with our packages will give you a nice discount.
PROFESSIONAL DEVELOPMENT CERTIFICATE
This National Institute for Genealogical Studies program will benefit those who wish to pursue a career in genealogy, create a genealogy business, or to augment their income potential by adding niche areas to their business plan. Skill-building courses are of high importance in this certificate to ensure quality results as a professional researcher.
Our Professional Development Certificate includes the following 32 compulsory courses, plus 8 elective courses of your choice:
Analysis and Skills Mentoring Program-Part 1
Analysis and Skills Mentoring Program-Part 2
Analysis and Skills Mentoring Program-Part 3
Business Skills: Creating a Business
Business Skills: Business Administration
Business Skills: Establishing & Promoting Your Website
Business Skills: Marketing Your Services & Products
Business Skills: Career Development: Choosing a Niche – Part 1
Business Skills: Career Development: Choosing a Niche – Part 2
Creating Genealogy Programs for Adults & the Younger Generation
Demystifying Culture & Folklore
Genealogy and Copyright Guidelines
Genealogy Ethical Guidelines & Standards
Genealogy Society Creation & Management
Genetics & Medical Family History
Lecturing Skills Including Preparation
Methodology – Part 3: More Strategies
Methodology – Part 4: Effective Searching and Recording
Methodology – Part 5: How to Prove It
Methodology – Part 6: Professional Preparation and Practice
Organizing a One-Name Study
Organizing a One-Place Study
Palaeography: Reading & Understanding Historical Documents
Personal Historian: Telling the Stories
Photography: Clues Pictures Hold, Editing, Digitizing and Various Projects
Research: House & Farm Histories
Skill-Building: Breaking Down Brick Walls
Skill-Building: Evidence Analysis and Evaluation Using Case Studies
Skill-Building: Nuts & Bolts of Reporting Research
Skills: Transcribing, Abstracting & Extracting
Writing for Genealogy: Articles, Blogs, Research Reports and so much more
ADDITIONAL COMBINATION CERTIFICATES
Did you know that the Professional Development Certificate can be combined with another certificate? By using the compulsory courses from other certificates, you can easily fulfill the elective requirements and it will result in the completion of two certificates at once.
American and Professional Development Certificate – 40 Courses
Australian and Professional Development Certificate – 46 Courses
Canadian and Professional Development Certificate – 51 Courses
DNA and Professional Development Certificate – 41 Courses
Eastern European and Professional Development Certificate – 46 Courses
English and Professional Development Certificate – 48 Courses
German and Professional Development Certificate – 46 Courses
Irish and Professional Development Certificate – 49 Courses
Additional Course Packages
At any time, you can customize your own package of courses. This is especially helpful if you have already completed some of the Professional Development courses. Register for the balance of the courses needed to complete your desired certificate or complete additional certificates.
Take advantage of these Professional Development combination certificate options or customize your own package. Register today!
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