The intent is to make the Institute more inclusive in order to better meet the needs of the multidisciplinary GIS profession.

The National States Geographic Information Council (NSGIC) recently accepted the GIS Certification Institute's (GISCI) invitation to join the GISCI Board of Governors. This partnership helps to fulfill the goals of both organizations. It was the intention to make the Institute more inclusive in order to better meet the needs of the multidisciplinary GIS profession.

The GISCI Board of Governors is comprised of spatial technology organizations that select representatives to serve on the GISCI Board of Directors. The Board of Directors is then comprised of individuals, elected by the Board of Governors, that serve as the governing body of GISCI. NSGIC joins URISA on the Board of Governors.

There are 475 Certified GIS Professionals (GISPs) as of October 25, 2004. To download application materials or for more information regarding the GISCI certification program please visit www.gisci.org or call (847) 824-7768.

Source: GISCI, Nov. 24, 2004