48 hours ago I received this email:
“Congratulations and welcome! I am delighted to report that your application for BCG's Certified Genealogist® credential has been successful. You are Board-certified genealogist no. 1087, effective 16 March 2017. Your paperwork will be returned to you with a letter of welcome, a wall certificate, and a BCG pin. Please use your new initials — you earned them!”
I am still in overwhelmed mode but eventually I will be posting about the experience. It has been a long road.