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GEOINT Professional Certification


GEOINT Practitioners, Candidates, and Stakeholders:

In light of the dynamic situation related to the COVID-19 posture, effective March 17, 2020, the GPC PMO suspended testing at all sites worldwide through May 10, 2020 (subject to be extended). The GPC PMO will make every effort to sustain customer service operations throughout this challenging period.  

No one’s certification status will be negatively impacted during the period of COVID-19 disruption.  While we ask that you try to be responsive to requests from the PMO, you need not worry that your credential will expire, or that other lapses in communication will be cause for harm to your current status. Credential statuses will, in essence, be “frozen” effective March 15, 2020.  Only updates which extend your period of certification will made.  Expiring credentials will be provisionally extended as necessary.

All official correspondence should be addressed to the following email address. All inquiries will receive as prompt a response as current conditions permit:

GPC’s official mechanism for publishing pertinent program information is our unclassified website at:

To the maximum extent possible, GPC will attempt to communicate critical updates via NGA’s public-facing website:

Thank you for your patience and support as we navigate challenges together. Thank you for you service to the GEOINT community. 

About the GEOINT Professional Certification (GPC)

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.

Testing Opportunities
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.

Using GPC Credentials
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.

Additional information
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).