April 08, 2011 -- At its regular Board meeting on March 30, 2011, the GISCI Board began consideration of the proposal submitted by the GISCI Core Competency Workgroup and the public response collected during February concerning that proposal. The Board adopted a resolution recognizing the role that the current portfolio based process has played in recognizing the professional attainment of those certified.
The resolution identified the need for updates to the GISCI certification process to align the certification with the U.S.
Department of Labor’s Geospatial Technology Competency Model. The Board will continue to discuss the recommendations made by the Core Competency Workgroup through the spring.
Meanwhile, the "GISP Certification Update" proposal and the comments are available for public review at http://www.gisci.org.
Sheila Wilson, Ph.D., GISP
GIS Certification Institute