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Friday, February 27 • 8:30am - 10:00am
Certification from GISCI

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Learn everything about GISP certification from how to qualify to taking the exam.

  • GISCI and the Upcoming GISP exam
             Rebecca Somers
    In the past two years, GISCI has initiated some important and long-anticipated transitions in the GISP certification program. These developments include the addition of an exam to the portfolio-based certification process, alignment of the certification program with current professional certification standards and accreditation, and restructuring the certification process. This presentation will discuss these developments to help GIS professionals adapt to the changes coming in 2015 and beyond.

  • GIS Certification: to Certify or Not to Certify
             Tripp Corbin
    Certification is still relatively new to GIS and there much discussion on whether GIS needs certification or not. This presentation will discuss the benefits certification provides the GIS community and talk about some of the possible pitfalls. It will also explain the difference between licensure and certification.


Kristin Michel, GISP

Crime Analysis Unit, Management Analyst, Charlotte-Mecklenburg Police Department
Kristin Michel is an analyst for the Charlotte Mecklenburg Police Department. Previously, she was a GIS Analyst for the City of New Orleans and worked in the Emergency Operations Center through the Hurricane Katrina recovery.

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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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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 →

Friday February 27, 2015 8:30am - 10:00am
Room 302 C

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