Most submitted Eligibility Packets are approved. However, those that are not approved generally fall into these three categories.
- Lack of professional experience. The GPC is a credential that confirms to employers a minimum of three years of professional experience within the field. That includes years of service and numbers of grants received.
- Inappropriate letters of reference. Letters must be dated, signed, specific to the task, and from more than one employer or client.
- Ill-defined job title and/or resume. The resume must clearly and obviously demonstrate the candidate’s work as a grant professional. While a candidate doesn’t have much option in changing his/her job title, the candidate is certainly free to update the resume to reflect specific responsibilities related to the grants field.