Welcome to GPCI™!
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.
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|
Status Notification Date
|6 Month Exam
|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|
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.