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The GEOINT Professional Certification (GPC) program is part of a broader Under Secretary of Defense for Intelligence (USD(I)) initiative to further professionalize the Department of Defense Intelligence Enterprise (DIE) workforce.  The program applies to all cleared Department of Defense civilian, military, and contractor practitioners in GEOINT-related work roles throughout the National System for Geospatial Intelligence (NSG).  GPC may also extend to non-DoD members of the NSG with GEOINT equities.

The current list of professional certifications includes:

  • GEOINT Professional Certification Aeronautical Analysis (AA-II)*
  • GEOINT Professional Certification – Applied Science (AS-II)*
  • GEOINT Professional Certification – Cartography (CA-II)*
  • GEOINT Professional Certification – Fundamentals (GPC-F)*
  • GEOINT Professional Certification – GEOINT Collection (GC-II)*
  • GEOINT Professional Certification – Geospatial Analysis (GA-II)*
  • GEOINT Professional Certification – Geospatial Data Management (GDM-II)*
  • GEOINT Professional Certification – Human Geography (HG-II)*
  • GEOINT Professional Certification – Imagery Analysis (IA-II)*
  • GEOINT Professional Certification – Imagery Science (IS-II)*
  • GEOINT Professional Certification – Maritime Analysis (MA-II)

*These certification programs are nationally accredited by NCCA.

Handbook/Essential Body of Knowledge/Resources:

The GPC Handbook can be downloaded by using a link from the unclassified website at https://www.nga.mil/Careers/Pages/GEOINT-Professional-Certification.aspx.

The GPC Handbook, Essential Body of Knowledge, and other resources are available on the JWICS website http://gpc.nga.ic.gov (please log into JWICS to access this site). 


More information can be found at:


Unclassified/NIPR

Website: https://www.nga.mil/Careers/Pages/GEOINT-Professional-Certification.aspx

NGA's Sensitive But Unclassified (SBU) network: https://www.geointel.nga.mil/gpc/ (Common Access Card/Certificate required)

Email: gpcprogramoffice@nga.mil


NGANet/JWICS network (please log into JWICS to access these links)  

Website: http://gpc.nga.ic.gov 

Email: gpcprogramoffice@coe.ic.gov