A Qualified Genealogist is someone who has undertaken and successfully completed an approved programme of education following systematic study in Genealogy and Family History, incorporating high standards of academic rigour and professional practice.
The Qualified Genealogist will have achieved an acceptable level of competence and professional discipline by meeting the criteria for assessment through measurable outcomes on that programme. It will be one which is periodically reviewed and validated using an independently accredited and established educational framework.
The Professional Code is an element of the Register to which Qualified Genealogists are expected to adhere. The Code encompasses the following three core statements of values, which underpin acceptable Genealogical Practice. Suggested practical examples of each value are provided, although these should not be seen as an exhaustive list.
In the unlikely event that a complaint is received against a member of the Register, a complaints and appeals process will be initiated, which will be overseen by a panel of Qualified Genealogists.
Below is the Professional Code. A pdf version is available here.
As a Qualified Genealogist you are committed to striving for excellence and will:
 The standard for registration as a Qualified Genealogist is set at English QCE level 7 (of 8) or Scottish SCQF level 11 (of 12) and equates to 120 ECTS credits as defined through the European Bologna Process.
For more information relating to these levels see the here.