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GEOINT Professional Certification


Renewing Credentials

To assure that no credential holders are unnecessarily harmed during COVID, any credentials set to expire in CY2020 or through 31 March 2021 are provisionally extended until 31 March 2021.

Individuals should to renew their credentials through the Certification Management System (CMS) at  as soon as practicable and not wait until 31 March 2021.  Credential renewal through the CMS is quick and intuitive.  You should have received an email invite with your username and information on claiming your account. If you have not, or you need assistance setting up your account, please contact the GPC Program Office at

Registering for a GPC Assessment

Before signing up for a GPC assessment, please ensure you meet the eligibility requirements for the assessment you wish to take. To view the eligibility requirements, please refer to the GPC Handbook, available for download below in the References section.

The process for registering for an assessment depends on your location.

Employees needing to register for GPC assessments at NGA locations are required to schedule them through the GPC site  (USG Common Access Card/Certificate required). Candidates selected for testing will be provided detailed reporting instructions prior to their test session via email. 

To register for a GPC assessment at other locations, contact the site manager at your location, or contact the GPC PMO at

For more information, contact the GPC PMO at

About the GEOINT Professional Certification (GPC)

The GEOINT Professional Certification (GPC) program is part of a broader Under Secretary of Defense for Intelligence & Security (USD(I&S)) 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.

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 website located at  (USG Common Access Card/Certificate required).