shrug-l: GISP Exam News

Tripp Corbin tcorbin at
Mon Jul 15 12:19:05 EDT 2013

Below is a press release from the GISCI about the development of an exam for
the GISP certification. This is something I am asked about all the time so I
am forwarding this information.

Des Plaines, IL (July 12, 2013) 

GISCI's exam is on its way!

GISCI is thrilled to announce that it has started development of the exam
component of its GIS Professional Certification Program with the approval of
the Exam Development Work Plan.  The Work Plan is the last phase to be
completed before starting the intensive work necessary to design the exam,
content, and materials. This phase will carry the organization through a
pilot exam and into establishing the test delivery and initial operations.
Key elements of the exam development process include exam design, exam
content writing, standard setting, a pilot exam, and resource development.

GISCI will soon be reaching out for more than 300 GISPs and volunteers, as
subject matter experts (SMEs) or select advisors.    Those selected will
directly contribute in many structured exercises during the exam development
process, and GISCI will be announcing opportunities for participation in the
coming weeks.  

As scheduled, the exam will be in place and offered for the first time in
2015.  In the meantime, the certification process will continue with the
current, peer-reviewed portfolio process.  Once the exam is established, it
will be added as a component of the GISP certification program. 

 About GISCI  

The GIS Certification Institute (GISCI) is a tax-exempt, not-for-profit
organization, established in 2004, to manage and operate the premier
professional certification program for the GIS Profession and to promote
ethical conduct among GISPs. GISCI offers participants from the first years
on the job until retirement, a positive method of developing value for
professionals and employers in the GIS profession.  GISCI has certified over
5,400 GISPs, worldwide

Its member organizations include the Association of American Geographers
(AAG), Geospatial Information & Technology Association (GITA), National
States Geographic Information Council (NSGIC), University Consortium for
Geographic Information Science (UCGIS), Urban and Regional Information
Systems Association (URISA), and Geographic Land and Information Society

The organization is now developing an exam component for the GISP
Certification, to be implemented in early 2015



Tripp Corbin, MCP, CFM, GISP | Chief Executive Officer
 <> eGIS Associates, Inc.

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