We recognize that tasks in the grants profession are varied, and our job duties are often diverse. We represent, for example, education, health care, local governments, the nonprofit sector and research. We are educators and trainers. The GPC Exam identifies our commonalities, and as such is best described as a “generalist exam.” It measures an individual’s ability to demonstrate knowledge and apply the profession’s core competencies and skill sets – ethics, proposal planning, resource knowledge and research, grant construction, professional development and grant management, among others. In the future, specialty strands may be offered.
The Validated Competencies and Skills of GPCI (2007) serve as the basis of the GPC Exam and may be found here.