GISP Certification is administered through SSSI, based on the Geographic Information Systems Certification Institute (GISCI) accreditation. GISP-AP Certification is recognised by the GISCI as being equivalent to its GISP Certification. Individuals who have been awarded GISP-AP Certification by the SSSI are entitled to use the post nominal GISP-AP after their names.
A GISP-AP is a certified Geographic Information Systems Professional (Asia Pacific) who has met the minimum standards set for this SSSI administered professional certification with regards to educational achievement, professional experience and the manner in which he or she has contributed back to the profession.
The ?portfolio-based? GISP-AP certification program is based on the internationally recognised Geographic Information Systems Professional (GISP) certification program of the GISCI. This has been made possible through a Memorandum of Understanding that the SSSI has with the GISCI, which has allowed the SSSI to use the intellectual property associated with the GISCI?s GISP certification program in the development of its own GISP-AP certification program.