Welcome to GPCI
Providing a Standard of Excellence for the Grant Profession
The Grant Professionals Certification Institute (GPCI) administers the nationally recognized Grant Professional Certified (GPC) credential to grant professionals who meet eligibility requirements and successfully demonstrate proficiency in the required competencies. The GPC certification is based on rigorous standards and ongoing research to meet real-world demands of grant professionals. GPC-credentialed grant professionals demonstrate excellence in the grants profession and, on average, report higher earnings than those without the credential.
Am I eligible for the GPC exam?
GPC Exam eligibility is based on a point system reflecting background in the following four professional areas:
Education, Experience, Professional Development, and Community Involvement.
The GPC Exam includes two portions which must each be successfully completed: A writing exercise and a multiple choice section
One of the outcomes of GPC Study Group sessions organized by various GPA chapters and other grants groups as they worked together to prepare for the exam is the development of study materials – some formal, some not-so-formal.
Board of Directors
David Lindeman, GPC, CFRE
Director, Grants & Development, Society for Neuroscience / President, Global Grant Solutions
Egondu M. Onuoha, GPC, MS, RD, CDN, IBCLC, CDE, FAND
GPCI Vice President
Vice President, Real Estate, Special Programs and Business Development
New York City, NY
Mara Gerst, GPC, CFRE, CNP
Gerst Grants & Nonprofit Consulting
Theresa Reyes-Cummings, GPC
Jackson County Mental Health Fund
Kansas City, MO