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GEOINT Professional Certification

The GEOINT Professional Certification (GPC) program is part of a broader Under Secretary of Defense for Intelligence (USD(I)) initiative to further professionalize the Department of Defense Intelligence Enterprise (DIE) workforce.  The program applies to all cleared Department of Defense civilian, military, and contractor practitioners in GEOINT-related work roles throughout the National System for Geospatial Intelligence (NSG).  GPC may also extend to non-DoD members of the NSG with GEOINT equities.

Practitioners that are interested in earning one of the eleven credentials offered by the GPC program should refer to the GPC Program Handbook to learn more about the objectives, eligibility requirements, and benefits of the various GEOINT certifications and how they promote interoperability across the GEOINT community and enable GEOINT practitioners to demonstrate proficiency in the competencies that are common to their specific geospatial intelligence discipline.

GPC assessments are offered on a weekly basis at test sites located near concentrations of GEOINT practitioners.  Candidates may register by contacting a GPC Assessment Coordinator.

Certificants who are awarded GPC credentials are authorized to use the certification designations and certification marks to promote their expertise and differentiate themselves from their peers.

Please visit us on the GPC websites located on the NGANet/JWICS network at or on NGA’s Sensitive But Unclassified (SBU) network at (USG Common Access Card/Certificate required).