Australia: The Surveying and Spatial Sciences Institute (SSSI) of Australia has recently announced that the SIBA Board has formalised their support of the SSSI GIS Professional Asia Pacific (GISP-AP) certification programme.
Responding to the need to set professional standards for GIS practitioners in Australia and New Zealand, SSSI introduced the GISP-AP certification scheme in 2008 that provides a benchmark for GIS Professionals, using a rigorous system of peer review and expert panel evaluation to assess applicants with regard to academic qualifications, field experience and Continuing Professional Development (CPD). “We believe that the assessment program will provide SIBA members a great degree of confidence that the important functions of GIS analysis and cartographic production is being done by competent professionals. It will provide assurances that SIBA members are engaging professionals who are using the most efficient, appropriate and modern technologies, and who have been assessed to a high standard by their peers,” said a spokesperson from SIBA.
Source: Spatial source