Workforce & Certification Development Initiative

About the Initiative

USGIF is offering organizations the opportunity to train and/or certify their workforces through the USGIF Professional Certification Program at discounted rates. Employees have the chance to be certified in one or more of the areas identified in USGIF’s GEOINT Essential Body of Knowledge, to include GIS and Analysis Tools, Remote Sensing & Imagery Analysis, and Geospatial Data Management.

USGIF has invested in matching its training and professional certification exams to reflect the appropriate knowledge and competencies expected from the GEOINT workforce.

If your organization is interested in participating in this initiative, please contact USGIF Vice President of Academic Affairs Dr. Camelia Kantor at camelia.kantor@usgif.org.

Organizations must sign up no later than Nov. 8, 2019.

How Will My Organization Benefit?

  • Save up to 80% off individual registrations by training and/or certifying 15-25 employees at once.
  • Your employees will refresh their GEOINT knowledge and stand out among their peers as certified GEOINT professionals.
  • Your organization will receive aggregated feedback on specific areas of improvement.
  • Participants will receive a Certificate of Completion including Continuing Education Units (CEUs) and college credits. Applies to online Boot Camp only.

How to Participate

To participate in this initiative, there are four options your organization may select from:

Option 1 – Certification Testing Only

  • Enroll 15-25 of your employees to take any of the three offered certification exams at one of our certified testing centers.

Member Group Rate: $2,500
Non-Member Group Rate: $3,000
Savings of up to 75%


Option 2 – Online Boot Camp and Certification Testing Bundle

  • Enroll 15-25 of your employees in our online GEOINT Boot Camp with three months of access to the online training courses. Employees will earn Continuing Education Units (CEUs) and college credits for completing the online training. Please note the online Boot Camp is only available for the GIS & Analysis Tools certification exam.
  • After completing the Boot Camp, employees will take any of the three offered certification exams on a scheduled day at your company’s location, with the exam managed by a certified proctor.

Member Group Rate: $5,000
Non-Member Group Rate: $6,000
Savings of up to 80%


Option 3 – Online Boot Camp, One-Day In-Person Training, and Certification Testing Bundle

  • Enroll 15-25 of your employees in our online GEOINT Boot Camp with three months of access to the online training courses. Employees will earn Continuing Education Units (CEUs) and college credits for completing the online training. Please note the online Boot Camp is only available for the GIS & Analysis Tools certification exam.
  • One of our certified trainers will conduct a full-day overview of the material with your employees at your organization (to include a sample test).
  • Employees will take any of the three offered certification exams the day following the overview at your company’s location, with the exam managed by a certified proctor.

Member Group Rate: $8,000
Non-Member Group Rate: $9,600
Savings of up to 80%


Option 4 –Three-Day, In-Person Training and Certification Testing

  • Enroll 15-25 of your employees in a 2.5-day, in-person training conducted by one of our certified trainers at your company’s location.
  • On Day 3, employees will take the certification exam at your company’s location, with the exam managed by a certified proctor.

Member Group Rate: $10,000
Non-Member Group Rate: $12,000
Savings of up to 80%

Re-taking the Certification Exam

All test-takers participating in any of the four options listed above will have the opportunity to retake the exam at one of our designated testing centers for a fixed price of $200 per person.

How Do We Participate?

If your organization is interested in participating in this initiative, please contact USGIF’s Vice President of Academic Affairs Dr. Camelia Kantor at camelia.kantor@usgif.org.

Organizations must sign up no later than Nov. 8, 2019.