Grant Professionals of Lower Hudson
Grant Professional Certification
What is the GPC certification and how did it start?
The certification, which is given by the Grant Professional Certification Institute (GPCI), attests to the experience and qualifications of the holder similar to other fund raising professions such as Certified Fund Raising Executives (CFRE.) GPCI was started by the American Association of Grant Professionals. It took many years to create the criteria and test. The first certification was tested in November 2007 and awarded in spring 2008.
Who is qualified to become a GPC and how do you apply?
About the test
The test is given online at testing centers throughout the country. The test can be taken in two sessions or at the same time. It consists of a writing portion and 150-160 multiple choice questions. The GPCI website has a list of recommended reading materials. For more details about the test and costs, visit the Grant Professional Certification Institute website.
Benefits of certification