Certification Maintenance

Certifications are valid for a three-year period and will expire if not maintained. Certification holders will need to obtain at least 100 Professional Development Units (PDUs) every three years.

There are two paths to Certification Maintenance:

  • Path 1: A combination of Continuing Education, Professional Development, and Future Capabilities Awareness.
  • Path 2: USGIF-Sponsored Certifications.

Examples of Continuing Education include training or education courses, webinars, MOOCs, workshops, information exchanges, certificate programs, and non-USGIF sponsored certifications.

Full details on Certification Maintenance can be found in the USGIF Universal GEOINT Certification Candidate Handbook


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