Attention experienced grant writers:
Have you written at least 5 successful grant proposals over the past 7 years and have a minimum of 3 years of professional experience in the grants field within the last 5 years? If "yes", you may be eligible to take the Grant Professional Certification (GPC) exam and become certified. This course is perfect for you!
The GPC Exam Prep home study course helps you become certified by helping you complete your eligibility packet and preparing you to pass the GPC Exam! It includes polls, group discussions, scenarios (case studies), presentations, Google library, orientation and unique practice exam.
The GPC exam (and practice exam) have two parts: a writing sample and multiple choice section. Some skills measured include funder research, project design, crafting an effective grant application, post-award management, ethics, and writing a convincing case for funding.
GPC Exam Prep covers all 9 core exam competencies and 65 sub-competencies. It was designed by certified faculty.
The GPC Exam is independently administered by the Grant Professionals Certification Institute (GPCI). Cost for taking the GPC exam is separate. GPC Exam Prep is for advanced grant writers.
In this video, discover how the registration process works. Steps 1-7 include downloading your Eligibility Packet and conclude with you notifying us once you’ve submitted your Eligibility Packet. The Timeline is reviewed in relation to your studies. This video concludes for what to do “after” you have passed.
15%of Multiple Choice Section
Knowledge of how to research, identify, and match funding resources to meet specific needs
3.05 Identify appropriate definitions of and interrelationships among
elements of project design.
Multiple choice: definitions or examples
3.06. Identify design and development decisions that are data-based (e.g. descriptive, qualitative, environmental, and statistical).
20% Of Overall
Ability to write a convincing case for funding
9.01. Follow guidelines.
9.02. Use conventions of standard written English.
9.03. Organize ideas appropriately.
9.04. Convey ideas clearly.
9.05. Make a persuasive argument.
The Writing Prompt for the writing sample for the GPC Exam may involve writing a Letter of Inquiry.
GRANT PROFESSOR - For 26 years, Phil has had a 94% success rate with over 55 grants funded. As a grant professor for 21 years, he has taught over 3,000 people. In 2001, he designed the first college Grant Writing Certification program in the U.S. He has authored 71 articles and 11 books. In 2011, along with a group of 4 certified GPCs, he designed the premiere GPC Exam Prep Course Online. He is Grant Professional Certified (GPC), edits a free weekly Grant Writing Newsletter for grant professionals and released in 2012 the popular training on How to Create a Grant Readiness 3-Ring Binder. In 2013, he released the Grants Conference training DVDs and Fastest Way to Get Grants CDs for beginning grant writers and grant teams.