The GPC Exam is designed as a test for a “generalist” who is defined in broad terms as a person who is experienced and competent in the fundamentals of grantsmanship. The “generalist” designation represents the minimum standards required to successfully develop, prepare and manage a grant activity. Generalists may (and often do) possess proficiency at the mastery or distinguished level. This examination, though, does not provide data to distinguish a generalist from a master grants professional. It may be that the GPCI™ Board of Directors will later address this difference.
Successful candidates will require minimum knowledge and skills related to all aspects of grant development and management, including but not limited to such areas as grant preproduction, grant construction, public sector funding, private sector funding, ethics and grant accountability.
In order to successfully pass the GPC Exam, GPCI™ believes that the candidate must bring to the test a slate of prerequisite professional qualifications. These qualifications, described as criteria in attached web pages, represent four professional areas: Education, Experience, Professional Development, and Community Involvement.
For more information on candidate eligibility or to determine whether you are eligible to sit for the GPC Exam, please follow the appropriate links below.