What is a GISP?
- A GISP is a certified geographic information systems (GIS) professional.
- A GISP has met the minimum standards for educational achievement, professional experience, and manner in which he or she contributes back to the profession.
- A GISP must abide by higher guidelines for ethical behavior.
- A GISP continues to educate and reeducate him or herself while preparing for recertification.
- A GISP has had their professional background scrutinized and reviewed by an independent third party organization. An Institute comprised of leading non-profit associations (AAG, NSGIC, UCGIS, GITA and URISA) focused on the application of GIS and geospatial technology.
- A GISP lives in all 50 States and 25 foreign countries.
- A GISP is more than a practitioner of GIS technology.
- A GISP is a professional.
How can VAMLIS help you with applying for or renewing your GISP Certification?
Get involved with us in one of the ways mentioned below.
- GIS Professional Association Involvement (being a member of an organization with a focus on GIS activities or education)
GIS Conference Participation (organizing or presenting at a state, local, or national GIS conference)
GIS Workshop Instruction (presenting a workshop at a state, local, or national event. Workshops that are presented on behalf of the applicant’s employer are not applicable)
GIS Awards Received (awards for excellence in GIS proficiency that may be bestowed by a variety of sources)
GIS Volunteer Efforts (Any form of uncompensated GIS-related work performed in agreement with a service-oriented organization)
- Other GIS Contributions (includes GIS Day type event organization or participation and various community contributions)
See link for points attainable for these items: http://www.gisci.org/CON_forms/con_point_schedule.pdf
Contact VAMLIS to see how you can help out and earn GISP points today by emailing firstname.lastname@example.org.
Sources for above information: http://www.gisci.org/contributions_points.aspx
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