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GIS Professional Certification (GISP)

GIS Certification Institute (GISCI)

tl_files/gitasouth/images/GISPpinproof.jpgGITA is a proud member of the GIS Certification Institute.  The GIS Certification Institute (GISCI) is a tax-exempt not-for-profit organization that provides the geographic information systems (GIS) community with a complete certification program. GISCI offers participants from the first early years on the job until retirement a positive method of developing value for professionals and employers in the GIS profession.

Certified Geographic Information Systems (GIS) Professionals (GISPs) must show proficiency in three areas in addition to passing an exam:

1.) Educational Achievement

2.) Professional Experience

3.) Contributions to the Profession.

Achievement must be claimed and self-documented by the applicant in each of these areas.  Additionally, applicants must sign and abide by the GISCI Code of Ethics and Rules of Conduct and agree to follow a 3-year recertification cycle. A GISP has met the minimum standards for ethical conduct and professional practice, as established by GISCI.

In 2015, the GISCI instituted an exam for all wishing to recieve their GISP certification. The exam will be offered at proctored locations several times a year. Exam content will cover the following knowledge areas

  • Conceptual Foundations
  • Cartography and Visualization
  • GIS Design Aspects and Data Modeling
  • GIS Analytical Methods
  • Data Manipulation
  • Geospatial Data

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