Statement on Licensure and Certification of GIS Professionals
From Directions Magazine “Worth a Click”:
Submitted by David DiBiase, April 27, 2011, John A. Dutton e-Education Institute
“My one-year term as president of the GIS Certification Institute (GISCI) ended today. I fulfilled my pledge to help prepare a serious proposal to strengthen GISP certification, to shepherd the proposal through a formal public review, and to bring recommendations forward to the Board of Directors for consideration and vote. During my term the Board acknowledged publicly the need to update GISP certification. Moving forward, the 2011-12 GISCI Board is now debating the merits of further recommendations–including a mandatory competency-based examination. My one regret about my presidency is that we failed as an organization to take a stand about the legitimacy of the GIS profession and the value of voluntary certification. Here’s a statement I drafted. The statement is purely my own and is not endorsed by GISCI.” …
For full text of the article, via Statement on Licensure and Certification of GIS Professionals | John A. Dutton e-Education Institute.
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