Who Should Apply

The three professional certifications—Certified GEOINT Professional- GIS & Analysis Tools (CGP-G), Certified GEOINT Professional- Remote Sensing & Imagery Analysis (CGP-R), and Certified GEOINT Professional- Geospatial Data Management (CGP-D)—and the Universal GEOINT Certification Program are for anyone practicing the profession of GEOINT.

This includes, but is not limited to:

Advanced Visualization Specialists Aeronautical Analysts Business Market Analysts Counterintelligence Officers
Demographers Economic Development Specialists Emergency Preparedness Specialists Environmental Scientists
Geodetic Surveyors GEOINT Analysts (Analytic Methodologist, Geodetic Earth Sciences, Geodetic Orbit Sciences, LiDAR Image Science, Photogrammetric Image Science, Radar Image Science, Spectral Image Science, Thermal Infrared Image Science) Geospatial Data Stewards GIS Analysts (Consultant, Coordinator, Developer, Instructor, Programmer, Project Manager, Sales & Marketing, Spatial Analyst, Specialist, Supervisor, Technical Writer, Tech Lead, Technician, Tester, Administrator)
Hydrologists Imagery Acquisition Specialists Imagery Analysts Imagery Scientists
LiDAR Project Managers Maritime Analysts Open-Source Analysts Public Health Specialists
Research Specialists Scientists Surveyors Source Strategies Analysts
Systems Engineers Wildlife Biologists

Individual Certification Eligibility

To obtain the Certified GEOINT Professional- GIS & Analysis Tools (CGP-G), Certified GEOINT Professional- Remote Sensing & Imagery Analysis (CGP-R), or Certified GEOINT Professional- Geospatial Data Management (CGP-D) certifications, candidates must meet minimum eligibility requirements, agree to abide by the USGIF Universal GEOINT Certification Program Code of Ethics, and meet the minimum standard on the relevant examination.

Prerequisites include:

  • Candidates must be at least 18 years of age.
  • Candidates must be a high school graduate or equivalent (e.g., GED).
  • Candidates must meet a minimum of either Education/Training OR Work
    • Education/Training: Candidates must have completed 6 postsecondary education credits related to GEOINT/geospatial, OR candidates must have completed 80 hours of training related to GEOINT/geospatial.
    • Work Experience: Candidates must have 2 years (24 months) experience performing GEOINT/geospatial work.

A full list of eligibility requirements and prerequisites can be found in the USGIF Universal GEOINT Certification Candidate Handbook

Universal GEOINT Professional Certification Eligibility

To be eligible for the Universal GEOINT Professional (UGP) designation, practitioners must successfully pass all three exams and also meet these four additional criteria:

  • Submit proof of five years experience performing GEOINT or related geospatial work.
  • Submit contributions in the form of a product, to include reports, writings, web projects, software applications, etc., produced outside of normal employment or work for the betterment of the GEOINT Community.
  • Demonstrate the ability to communicate effectively.
  • Agree to abide by and sign the USGIF Universal GEOINT Certification Program Code of Ethics.

An in-person panel review will be conducted to review and assess candidates for the Universal GEOINT Professional certification and UGP professional designation.

Schedule an Exam

Register now for one or more of the Universal GEOINT Certification Program exams and demonstrate your knowledge of the GEOINT tradecraft.


Questions

For questions or more information about the certification program, contact credential@usgif.org.