Contact GISCI

Questions about certification or the application process? Talk to the GISCI staff using the following contact information or fill out the feedback form. This form should be used to update GISP contact information.




Postal address 
701 Lee Street, Suite 680 
Des Plaines, IL 60016

Executive Director: Sheila Wilson, GISP (

Electronic mail 
General Information:
email GISCI



The GIS Certification Institute (GISCI) is a tax-exempt not-for-profit organization that provides the geographic information systems (GIS) community with a complete certification program. GISCI offers participants from the first early years on the job until retirement a positive method of developing value for professionals and employers in the GIS profession.

Policy Statement on GIS Professional Certification
This document explains what GIS professional certification signifies and why it is GISCI's preferred method of professional regulation.

The History of the GISCI Certification Program
by Scott Grams
This follows GIS certification from idea to concept to program to institution.

Certifying GIS Professionals: Challenges and Alternatives
by Nancy Obermeyer, GISP
First published in the URISA Journal in 1993. This article helped moved the concept of GIS certification forward.

A GIS Code of Ethics: What Can We Learn from Other Organizations? 
by William J. Craig, GISP 
First published in the URISA Journal in 1993.

The Bylaws of the GIS Certification Institute

Board of Directors and Committee Members

GISCI Member Organizations