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I was wondering if there was a standard way to display a GIS diploma for email signatures/business cards.

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GIS is under Bachelor of Science in the Untied Kingdom which is abbreviated to YOURNAME (BSc) but it is so common that most people do not choose to use it. It only counts to show academic credit not experience. –  Mapperz Sep 28 '12 at 14:13
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I would suggest showing your title as opposed to your diploma, unless you have a doctorate. Suggested titles include GIS analyst, GIS programmer, GIS technician, or a similar, appropriate title. These are suitable whether you currently have a job in the field, or are seeking a GIS job.

The GIS Certification Institute offers certification as a GIS Professional (GISP). Anyone who has been certified by them is entitled/authorized to put "GISP" after their name on emails, etc.

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It's absolutely standard for physicians (MD) and professors (Ph.D.) to include their degrees -- typically along with a job title indicating specialty/field of study. The problem for GIS is that there is no such "standard" degree yet. I'd agree that becoming a certified GISP is about as close as you can come right now. –  nmpeterson Sep 28 '12 at 13:58
    
Good point nmpeterson, I wasn't thinking along those lines. I interpreted the question as wanting to add a line similar to a job title, e.g. "B.A. in Geography and GIS". I've edited the answer. –  user3461 Sep 28 '12 at 14:02
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