GISCI Announces 2016 Summer Exam Test Period!

Des Plaines, IL (March 1, 2015) - The next testing window for the GISCI Geospatial Core Technical Knowledge Exam®as a part of the GISP Certification has been scheduled for early July and will be administered by PSI Online through their worldwide testing facilities in a computer based testing (CBT) format.    

The Exam application form and testing center locations are now available on the GISCI web site, and an Exam Application portal is being developed on the site and should be available for direct Exam application soon.

Application Period:             Open until a few weeks before testing window begins

Worldwide Exam Dates:    July 5-9, 2016

Locations:                             PSI Worldwide Testing Centers   


  • Apply directly with GISCI;  Forms available at
  • Receive an authorization # after payment to allow direct registration with PSI
  • Schedule a specific exam date and location with PSI, our worldwide test provider   

Existing GISPs are not eligible to take the Exam, and it is not a part of GISP recertification.

GISCI will offer the GISCI Geospatial Core Technical Knowledge Exam® to individuals independent of the application for the Portfolio Review process.    

The Exam will be administered by PSI Online, a worldwide exam delivery company with 70 years of experience in providing computer based testing (CBT) facilities across the US, Canada, and around the world.   Detailed information on test locations and exam prep materials are available on the GISCI site.

We encourage all applicants to sign up early to ensure obtaining the most convenient  location and time!


The GIS Certification Institute (GISCI) is a tax-exempt, not-for-profit organization, established in 2004 to manage and operate the GISP Certification, the most wide-ranging professional certification program for the GIS Profession, and to promote ethical conduct among GISPs.  GISCI has certified over 8,000 GISPs, worldwide, and the GISP is increasingly viewed as a preferred certification in job descriptions.

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


Bill Hodge GISP
Executive Director GISCI
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