Appeal Policy

GPCI 2013 – Appeals Procedure

An appeal procedure is available to any individual or candidate who has applied for GPCI certification and who wishes to contest any adverse decision or proposed action affecting his or her certification status.

A copy of this appeal procedure shall be posted on the GPCI website.

Any individual who does not file a request for an appeal within the required time limits shall waive the right to appeal.

Steps of the Appeal

Step I:

An individual must submit a request for an appeal via email to info@grantcredential.org. This appeal request must be submitted within thirty (30) calendar days following the date on which the adverse decision was emailed to the appellant.

Step II:

Upon receipt of the request for appeal, the GPCI Board has ninety (90) business days to verify the exam scores. Verification will commence only after any costs have been agreed to and paid by the appellant.

Verification:

Multiple choice questions will be reassessed by Kryterion.
(This process will be executed at the appellant’s expense)

Essay responses will be reassessed by three (3) Board members.
(There is no cost associated with this process)

This reassessment will yield a result of “Score Verified” or “Score Amendment Required.”

Step III:

The results of the verification process must be brought before a quorum of the GPCI Board. A designee of the Board will present any results from Kryterion and any discussions from the essay reassessment.
If the results of the score verification process are “Score Verified,” the Board must vote to confirm the original score.

If the results of the score verification are “Score Amendment Required,” a designee of the Board who participated in the verification process will submit the amendment recommendations. The Board will vote to amend the score in accordance with the verification process results or the Board can request additional information from the appellant.

Step IV:

If the decision is “Score Verified”, the GPCI Board will notify the appellant via email and the appeal process ends.

If the decision is “Score Amendment Required”, the GPCI Board will notify the appellant of the new results voted on by the Board and the appeal process ends.

In some cases, the Board may require additional information from the appellant.

If additional information is requested by the Board, move to Step V through Step VIII.

Step V:

If additional information is required, the Board will notify the appellant via email.

Step VI:

Appellant must submit additional information within thirty (30) calendar days of the sent date of the request.

Step VII:

When additional information is submitted, a quorum of the Board must convene for a new vote within sixty (60) business days of the receipt of information. The GPCI Board must determine by vote if the original score is confirmed for a “Score Verified” or if there is a “Score Amendment Required.” The Board will vote to amend the score in accordance with the verification process and consideration of the additional information submitted.

Step VIII:

If the decision for the original score is “Score Verified,” the GPCI Board will notify the appellant via email and the appeal process ends.

If the decision is “Score Amendment Required,” the GPCI Board will notify the appellant of the new results voted on by the Board and the appeal process ends.

Revised and Approved by the BOD October 9, 2013