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Tuesday, September 9 • 2:00pm - 3:30pm
The State of GIS Certification

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For more than a decade, the GIS Certification Institute (GISCI) has provided a portfolio-based GIS Professional (GISP) Certification. Now, to strengthen the GISP Certification, GISCI is adding an examination component in 2015. This session will describe why the GISP Certification is important to your career. It will also provide a brief history of the GISCI and the GISP Certification, and will explain the rationale for adding an exam. The exam development process will be described and current, renewing, and prospective GISPs will learn how to prepare for the enhanced criteria and process.

  • GIS Professional Certification:  The GISP Exam and Evolving Standards
    Rebecca Somers, GISP, Somers-St.Claire GIS Management Consultants, Fairfax, VA
  • GIS Certification: To certify or not to certify
    Tripp Corbin, GISP, CFM, MCP, CTT+, eGIS Associates, Inc., Dacula, GA
  • The Future of GISCI
    Bill Hodge, GISP, GISCI Executive Director, Des Plaines, IL

Moderators
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Stephen Berry GISP

GIS Coordinator, Clark County GIS
Stephen Berry, GISP, is a 1995 Graduate of the University of Georgia with a B.S. in Geography. Stephen has been a Certified GISP since 2007 and has over 20 years of work experience in the GIS Profession. He has worked with GIS in industries ranging from utilities and transportation to mining and local government planning. His current professional position is the GIS Coordinator of the Clark County Consortium for GIS in Winchester, Kentucky... Read More →

Speakers
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Tripp Corbin, GISP

CEO, eGIS Associates, Inc.
Tripp Corbin has over 20 years of GIS, Surveying and mapping experience. He is a recognized expert in the field of geospatial technology. As a GIS Certified Professional and CompTIA Certified trainer, he teaches GIS classes and workshops throughout the US and Canada. Tripp is an active member of the GIS Community serving on the GITA Southeast Board and the GISP Application Review Committee. He is also President Elect of URISA and recipient of the... Read More →
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Bill Hodge GISP

Executive Director, GISCI
As a non-acedemic geographer with a degree in Chemistry, a Masters in Theology, a GIS Certificate from Penn State, and being a 2018 MGIS Candidate in their online program, while holding a GISP Certification since 2010, I am interested in and intrigued by all things geospatial! | | As Executive Director of GISCI, I am now responsible for helping to determine and direct the institute's focus in its second decade of existence.
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Rebecca Somers, GISP

Somers-St. Claire GIS Management Consultants
Rebecca is a GIS Management Consultant specializing in GIS management and organization, program review and application of best practices, and strategy development. A GIS leader for more than 25 years, she has helped dozens of organizations successfully develop their GIS programs both as an in-house GIS manager and as a consultant. Rebecca is a prominent GIS management instructor, writer, and speaker in national and international forums. She wrote... Read More →



Tuesday September 9, 2014 2:00pm - 3:30pm
Grand Chenier

Attendees (30)