A GISP is a certified Geographic Information Systems Professional who has met the minimum standards for ethical conduct and professional practice as established by the GIS Certification Institute (GISCI). GISCI certification requires achievement in three areas: educational achievement, professional experience, and contributions to the profession.
MAGIP supports members in their achievement of GISP certification (and GISP Renewal) by providing a letter of support listing your personal involvement MAGIP Community to be submitted with your GISP application.
Simply fill out the Request for Assistance form to receive this member benefit!
MAGIP endorsed the GISP Certification in the spring of 2009. MLIAC followed suit in 2009.
GISP certification is not required for membership or participation in MAGIP. The MAGIP Board of Directors and specifically the Professional Development Committee recognize the formal process of certification and encourage its membership to achieve a professional development GIS certification which:
For a more information view Kris Larson's Presentation from the 2012 Technical Session.