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.
Policy Statement on GIS Professional Certification
This document explains what GIS professional certification signifies and why it is GISCI's preferred method of professional regulation.
The History of the GISCI Certification Program
by Scott Grams
This follows GIS certification from idea to concept to program to institution.
Certifying GIS Professionals: Challenges and Alternatives
by Nancy Obermeyer, GISP
First published in the URISA Journal in 1993. This article helped moved the concept of GIS certification forward.
A GIS Code of Ethics: What Can We Learn from Other Organizations?
by William J. Craig, GISP
First published in the URISA Journal in 1993.
The Bylaws of the GIS Certification Institute
Board of Directors and Committee Members
GISCI Member Organizations