Didn't see this discussed before.

What earns contribution points towards GISP certification?

Does volunteering to answer on forums help contribute?

  • This question was actually asked over on our Meta site, at least in one form: meta.gis.stackexchange.com/questions/3764 And @JeffMay someone else there also emailed GISCI; this was a year ago, so it would be interesting to see if you get a different response. – Chris W Nov 20 '15 at 17:46
  • Thanks for sharing @Chris W If Bill H tells me anything different I'll be sure to add it to this thread. – Jeff May Nov 20 '15 at 17:54
  • As per the Tour there should be only one question asked per question. – PolyGeo Apr 16 '16 at 8:22

This link provides the point schedule for the contributions sections of the GISP portfolio review.


I know contributing to the National Map provides contribution points (.05 pnts/ hour), but I have not read anything about forum participation as being counted. That may be a good question to email to info@gisci.org.

Update: Here is the most recent response from Bill Hodge, Director of GISCI.

"...that is an excellent question, and I do consider that to be a worthy activity. The problem is whether or not the forums have some way to track and rate activity. If they do have some ability to show activity, then this would certainly count!"

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