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Certification or Licensing

Geographers who use GIS technology can receive voluntary certification from the GIS Certification Institute. Applicants must meet educational requirements based on a point system, complete course work and other documented education in GIS and geospatial data technologies, have work experience in a GIS-related position, and participate in conferences or GIS-related events. Applicants who meet the certification requirements and pass an examination may use the GIS professional designation. Certification is also offered by the American Society for Photogrammetry and Remote Sensing.

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