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2013 ANNUAL REPORT

The Grant Professionals Certification Institute published the 2013 Annual Report.  To learn more about GPCI and the GPC exam, please review it here 2013 GPCI Annual Report.

CANDIDATE GUIDE

The Grant Professionals Certification Institute has made the Candidate Review Guide available to all those interested in the GPC exam. Prior to March 2014, the guide was only supplied to those registered to take the exam.

The Guide provides details about the exam from the initial exam survey through the actual exam day. Details include information about the eligibility packet submission, six-month eligibility window, testing center details, retakes, and exam security and confidentiality. If you have ever considered taking the GPC exam, please take a minute to review the candidate guide.  DOWNLOAD CANDIDATE GUIDE

2014 Exam Timeline
Packet
Submission Deadline
Packet Review
Period
Eligibility
Status Notification Date
6 Month Exam
Window
January 1 January 1 – 31 January 31 February 1 – July 31
February 1 February 1 – 28 February 28 March 1 – August 31
March 1 March 1 – 31 March 31 April 1 – September 30
April 1 April 1 – 30 April 30 May 1 – October 31
May 1 May 1 – 31 May 31 June 1 – November 30
June 1 June 1 – 30 June 30 July 1 – December 31
July 1 July 1 – 31 July 31 August 1 – January 31
August 1 August 1 – 31 August 31 September 1 – February 28
September 1 September 1 – 30 September 30 October 1 – March 31
October 1 October 1 – 31 October 31 November 1 – April 30
November 1 November 1 – 30 November 30 December 1 – May 31
December 1 December 1 – 31 December 31 January 1 – June 30

 

 

Scoring 2014 Exams
Exams Taken Results Provided
January February 28
February March 31
March April 30
April May 31
May June 30
June July 31
July August 31
August September 30
September October 31
October November 30
November December 31
December January 31

When will I know if I passed?  
Exams are scored and candidates are notified by the end of the month following the month in which the exam was taken. Example 1: Exam taken on February 1 – notified of result by March 31. Example 2: Exam taken on February 28 – notified of result by March 31.

Shortest possible time in process: 3 months  
Candidate submits a packet on January 1; packet review period is January 1 – 31; approved by January 31; candidate schedules then takes exam in February; scoring completed and candidate notified by March 31.

Longest possible time in process: 9 months   
Candidate submits a packet on January 2; packet review period is February 1 – 28; approved by February 28; candidate schedules then takes exam in August; scoring completed and candidate notified by September 30.

The Grant Professionals Certification Institute (GPCI) administers the Grant Professional Certification (GPC), a certification program that measures an individual’s ability to provide quality grant-related services within an ethical framework. It was established in 2004 by the Grant Professionals Association(GPA) to ensure test integrity and independence. The GPC Examination was designed within National Commission of Certifying Agencies guidelines, and has been psychometrically proven to be valid and reliable. Exam items / questions are periodically reviewed and/or revised by trained Subject Matter Experts working with a psychometrist as prescribed within national testing norms. Candidates seeking the GPC must submit an experience-based application to be eligible to sit for the examination. Each application is scored by a panel of trained grant professionals. Candidates are notified within a reasonable time whether their application is complete and whether they meet minimum eligibility standards.

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