Podcast: What You Need to Know about GISP Certification - Requirements, Benefits and Study Tips

January 9, 2019

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DirectionsMag has partnered with URISA's Vanguard Cabinet to bring you a collection of podcasts and resources to enhance your professional development.  This edition focuses on GISP certification, what's required and shared experiences. We are joined by a panel of geospatial professionals, including Bill Hodge, Executive Director of GISCI.

You can also download or listen via iTunes.



00:42 - Introductions

07:55 - What's required to get your GISP? Why bother?

15:50 - What was your experience with the exam? How did you prepare?

27:15 - What changes or benefits have you experienced since acquiring your GISP?

30:41 - How many points do you need?

34:33 - What's recertification like?

36:14 - What's the expense? Do employers help with the expense?

39:17 - How important is the GISP in hiring?

41:27 - Does software matter when getting our GISP?

45:40 - What was the most challenging part of getting your GISP?


GIS Certification Institute (GISCI) - https://www.gisci.org/ 


Mentoring Programs:

Webinars & Articles:

"The GIS&T BoK: Where is it now, and where will YOU take it tomorrow?" - Diana Sinton

All You Need to Know about the New Body of Knowledge - webinar

UAV Webinars https://drones.directionsmag.com/

"10 Tips for Passing the FAA's Part 107 Knowledge Exam" - Wing Cheung and Sean Figg

"5 Tips for Passing the FAA's Part 107 Recurrent Knowledge Test" - Wing Cheung

Other Certifications:

Esri - https://www.esri.com/training/certification/

GEOINT -  https://usgif.org/certification


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