The University Consortium of Geographic Information Science (UCGIS) recently accepted the GIS Certification Institute’s (GISCI) invitation to join GISCI as a Member Organization. The UCGIS is a non-profit organization of universities and professional organizations dedicated to advancing multidisciplinary research and education in GIS and technology. This partnership helps fulfill the goals of both organizations. The academic integrity of UCGIS gives further credibility to the GISP credential and ensures the program’s educational requirements will be properly maintained. This news follows the National States Geographic Information Council’s (NSGIC) and the Association of American Geographers (AAG) decision to join the Urban and Regional Information Systems Association (URISA) as GISCI Member Organizations. UCGIS’s participation increases the diversity of GIS professionals represented within GISCI and strengthens its ability to continue the development of the profession.