Army & Marine Corps Receive GEOINT Certification Reimbursement

Army & Marine Corps Receive GEOINT Certification Reimbursement

November 27, 2018

Are you currently a U.S. Army or Marine Corps service member working in the geospatial intelligence (GEOINT) field? Are you looking to enhance your career? You can now apply for the United States Geospatial Intelligence Foundation’s (USGIF) Certified GEOINT Professional (CGP™) program and have the Army or Marine Corps reimburse your exam fees.

To learn more, visit the Army Credentialing Opportunities On-Line (COOL) website or the Marine Corps COOL website and search for your Military Occupational Specialty (MOS) to determine whether you are eligible.

“As an Army veteran, I understand the uniquely rigorous GEOINT training our military members receive and the experiential multiplier created by the applied nature of their respective service missions,” said USGIF Board member and former CEO Keith J. Masback. “USGIF is proud to provide a reimbursable pathway for members of the U.S. Army and Marine Corps to demonstrate their GEOINT competencies to potential employers via a nationally-accredited certification program.”

USGIF offers the following GEOINT exams and corresponding certifications:

• Certified GEOINT Professional – GIS & Analysis Tools (CGP-G™)
• Certified GEOINT Professional – Remote Sensing & Imagery Analysis (CGP-R™)
• Certified GEOINT Professional – Geospatial Data Management (CGP-D™)

Why Earn Certification in the GEOINT Field?
The goal of USGIF’s Certified GEOINT Professional program is to provide a foundation on which GEOINT professionals can certify the knowledge, skills, and abilities necessary to meet the duties and responsibilities within the multi-faceted GEOINT tradecraft. Moreover, the program provides personnel a means to grow in their profession as GEOINT tools, technologies, and systems change.

The CGP program advances the GEOINT discipline by setting standards for the profession, providing a means for organizations to identify and develop qualified GEOINT professionals, contributing to the career success and continued competence of GEOINT professionals, and improving the credibility and visibility of the GEOINT profession.

“The CGP program is the culmination of years of hard work from professionals across the GEOINT industry and represents a key step in a globally recognized profession,” said Lisa Spuria, co-chair of USGIF’s Certification Governance Board. “The application of GEOINT has generated a high demand for GEOINT trained and certified experts. GEOINT professionals will see strong career growth opportunities as they assist traditional and new industries in the application of new GEOINT technology and data.”

More details about USGIF’s Certified GEOINT Professional program are available here. You may also download the Candidate Handbook via our website or email credential@usgif.org with any inquiries.

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