GISCI Welcomes Jacobs as the Newest Endorsing Employer
Created by: Tony Spicci on 04/09/24

The GIS Certification Institute (GISCI) is pleased to announce Jacobs as the newest GISCI-designated Endorsing Employer.



GISCI Welcomes Jacobs as the Newest Endorsing Employer 

Des Plaines, IL (April 9, 2024)




The GIS Certification Institute (GISCI) is pleased to announce Jacobs as the newest GISCI-designated Endorsing Employer. Across their company, across their offices, across the world, Jacobs is continually challenging today to reinvent tomorrow. Jacobs is working to make the world smarter, more connected, and more sustainable. Challenging today is their response to the increasing complexity our world is experiencing. It calls on Jacobs to join forces, putting their knowledge and imagination together to reinvent the way we solve problems and shape the next generation of innovative solutions. Reinventing tomorrow is their promise and an invitation to raise the bar in everything they do. From the brilliant solutions they create for their clients, to the open and inclusive culture they create for their people. From the positive difference they make in their communities, to the added value they deliver to their shareholders.


GISCI appreciates Jacob’s support of their employees and the GISP program.


The GIS Certification Institute created the GISCI Endorsing Employer Designation Program to help increase the value of GISP® Certification for our primary stakeholders and help facilitate the growth of the GISP Program within the geospatial community. The GISCI will grant the GISCI Endorsing Employer Designation to organizations that meet the criteria established by the GISCI as supportive of GIS Professionals and the GISP Certification process by way of internal activities, programs, and policies. The designation is not only a commitment to GISP Certification for staff, but also to uphold the ideals of the GIS Certification Institute.

The GISCI Endorsing Employer Designation is available to all organizations (public, private/commercial) apart from GISCI member organizations. Organizations seeking the designation must submit a formal application listing the criteria met as verified by the organization’s HR representative. A review committee will evaluate each application and if the organization meets the criteria, the committee will send the application to the GISCI Board of Directors for approval. Each approved GISCI Endorsing Employer will last for three (3) years, provide the organization with permission to display their organization logo on our website, and provide permission to display the GISCI Endorsing Employer designation on their website. There is no cost to obtain this designation. A list of GISCI Endorsing Organizations can be found on the GISCI website at:


About GISCI   The GIS Certification Institute (GISCI) is a non-profit organization that promotes the advancement of proficient GIS professionals through its international GISP® (Certified GIS Professional) certification program. The Institute fosters rigorous professional and ethical standards, community engagement, and professional mentoring within the GIS industry. GISCI’s member organizations include the American Association of Geographers (AAG), National States Geographic Information Council (NSGIC), University Consortium for Geographic Information Science (UCGIS), and the Urban and Regional Information Systems Association (URISA).


More information about the GISCI is available at and about Jacobs at



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GISCI                                                                           Jacobs

Tony Spicci, GISP CGMP                                                            Sarah Elliott, GISP, PMP         

Executive Director – GIS Certification Institute         IT Core Systems Infrastructure Engineer

847.824.7768                                            704.543.3275