In the Spatial Information & Cartography Commission expertise is acknowledged under the internationally-recognised Geographic Information Systems Professional (Asia Pacific) (GISP-AP) Certification. Endorsement under this Certification informs the general public and other professionals that your skills and expertise in spatial information and cartography are recognised at SSSI's highest level.
The GISP-AP Certification process requires a professional to initially demonstrate that an advanced level of expertise has been achieved, including:
- successful completion of particular formal tertiary education in a particular spatial science discipline
- achievement of further relevant professional experience
- contributions to the profession.
Additionally a GISP-AP is a certified Geographic Information Systems Professional who has been assessed as meeting the minimum standards for ethical conduct and professional practice, as defined by the program (refer to the GISP-AP Code of Ethics and Rules of Conduct).
SSSI Members and non-members are eligible to apply for GISP-AP Certification.
Certificate holders are required to re-certify every five years in order to maintain certification.