Who Should Apply

The four professional certifications—Certified GEOINT Professional- Essentials (CGP-E™), 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™) 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 CGP™ 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 by downloading the USGIF Certified GEOINT Professional (CGP™) Candidate Handbook by filling out the form here.

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