In 2003, the GISCI initiated a test of its certification process by inviting members of URISA's Georgia chapter to submit portfolios in support of their application to become Geographic Information System Professionals (GISPs).
For the purposes of this project, registry data was obtained from Web sites maintained by the ASPRS, GISCI, CIG, and SSSI as of July 1, 2014.
Between 2003 and 2013, the GISCI averaged almost 600 new GISP certifications each year (see Figure 1) and in 2008 and 2009 alone more than 2,700 GISP certifications were awarded.
They were steadfast in their belief that GISCI certification should not be seen as an issue of accreditation, which is a subject for other organizations (UCGIS, AAG, etc.)
If GISCI certification decides to pursue an examination it would stem from the UCGIS Body of Knowledge.
The Triad made a bold move by allowing an individual with an unrelated major to earn points towards GISCI certification.
Before the GISCI program, retaining documentation for past meetings was unnecessary.
Executive Director of GISCI, Personal correspondence, August 15, 2007.
(7) The GIS Certification Institute (GISCI) is a 501(c) organization founded in 2004 to certify GIS professionals (GISP).
The GIS Certification Institute (GISCI) is an independent nonprofit organization formed in 2004 to certify GIS professionals.
The contents of each class then were organized into categories by topic and, for validation purposes, were shared with GISCI's Core Competency Working Group for its final review and input.
It was developed by the National GeoTech Center with help from GISCI's Core Competency Working Group as a way to help to validate the job information for GIS/Geospatial Technician developed by the DOLETA as part of its new Geospatial Technology Competency Model.