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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 Exam

Competencies Tested

The GPC Exam is based on the Competencies and Skills developed and continually updated by subject matter experts within the field.


Literature review, study group materials, and GPCI’s Accepted Education Providers are available options to help your prepare.

Exam Fees

Fees for the GPC Exam are set by the Board of Directors and support year-round testing through electronic exam format.

Board of Directors – Officers

Egondu M. Onuoha, GPC, MS, RD, CDN, IBCLC, CDE, FAND, FILCAGPCI PresidentVice President, Real Estate, Special Programs & Business Development
Brooklyn Hospital Center
New York City, NY
Jillain Veil-Ehnert, GPCGPCI Vice PresidentDirector of Foundation Relations & Research Grants
Concordia College
Moorhead, MN
LaKeesha Morris-Moreau, GPC, MSWGPCI SecretaryPresident & CEO
BellTower Consulting Group
Miami, FL
Theresa Reyes-Cummings, GPCGPCI TreasurerDeputy Director
Jackson County Mental Health Fund
Kansas City, MO