The National Commission for Certifying Agencies (NCCA) granted accreditation to the Grant Professionals Certification Institute (GPCI) and the GPC credential for demonstrating compliance with the NCCA Standards for the Accreditation of Certification Programs.
The GPC exam was designed with accreditation in mind; that is, to meet the strict standards of the NCCA. The NCCA accredits credentials based on the highest quality standards in professional certification. It ensures the program’s adherence to modern standards of practice in the certification industry.
What does this mean for me as a GPC and you as my client?
- It means GPCs have external evidence of their skills and competencies in the field.
- The GPC Exam is not just a test; it is a recognized assessment of our accredited GPC program.
- The accreditation by NCCA proves the worth of the credential. It makes the GPC worth even more.
This tells employers and clients that our 348 GPCs have the grant professional skills they are looking for.
- An accredited program protects the public and, specifically, employers who seek to hire skilled and ethical grant professionals.
- Accreditation of a credential by a nationally recognized body such as NCCA acknowledges the rigorous, high-quality certification program that GPCI has developed.
Who is NCCA?
The National Commission for Certifying Agencies (NCCA) is the accrediting body of the Institute for Credentialing Excellence (ICE). The NCCA Standards were created in 1977 and updated in 2016 to ensure certification programs adhere to modern standards of practice for the certification industry. GPCI joins an elite group of more than 130 organizations representing over 315 programs that have received and maintained NCCA accreditation. More information on the NCCA is available online at www.credentialingexcellence.org/NCCA.
We encourage you to visit the GPCI website:
https://www.grantcredential.org/why-certify/gpc-accredited/ and read more in the GPC Newsletters.
Please join me in celebrating this milestone!
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