Looking to become a Certified GIS Professional (GISP)? We have some resources for you.
GISP certification is issued by the GISCI and is an internationally recognized professional accreditation certification program.

Note from the Past-President: “I speak for myself along with my fellow GISPs that it truly is recognized within our community and looked for when applying for jobs. Even though digging through all my records was tedious it was worth the recognition in my office and among my peers, I highly encourage anyone that is in our profession to seek becoming a GISP”

-Lan Nelson – SoCal URISA Past-President

To view/complete the application click here

What is a GISP?

  • GISP is a Certified Geographic Information Systems (GIS) Professional.
  • GISP has met the minimum standards for educational achievement, professional experience, and manner in which he or she contributes back to the profession, and practices in an ethical manner.
  • GISP must abide by higher guidelines for ethical behavior.
  • GISP continues to educate and reeducate him or herself while preparing for recertification.
  • 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, URISA,, GLIS) focused on the application of GIS and geospatial technology.
  • GISP can come from anywhere in the world, and current active GISPs reside in all 50 States and 25 foreign countries.
  • GISP is more than a practitioner of GIS technology.
  • GISP is a Professional.