Certification Maintenance

Certifications are valid for a three-year period and will expire if not maintained. Certification holders will need to obtain at least 100 Professional Development Units (PDUs) every three years.

There are two paths to Certification Maintenance:

  • Path 1: A combination of Continuing Education, Professional Development, and Future Capabilities Awareness.
  • Path 2: USGIF-Sponsored Certifications.

Examples of Continuing Education include training or education courses, webinars, MOOCs, workshops, information exchanges, certificate programs, and non-USGIF sponsored certifications.

Full details on Certification Maintenance can be found in the USGIF Universal GEOINT Certification Candidate Handbook.

Certification Maintenance Form

Certification holders are required to complete the Certification Maintenance Form to document their progress in maintaining their Universal GEOINT certification. Certification holders must email the completed form to credential@usgif.org no later than the expiration date of their most-recently earned certification.

After the document has been reviewed and the information has been verified, the certification(s) will be extended for an additional three years per the certification maintenance policy.

Download the Certification Maintenance Form.

Questions

For questions or more information about the certification program, contact credential@usgif.org.