Competency #1: Knowledge of how to research, identify,
and match funding resources to meet specific needs

The Grant Professional Certified examination measures a
candidate’s competency and skill in the grants profession.
To qualify for the Grant Professionals Certified (GPC), you must
pass an examination developed through rigorous national standards
for professional credentials. The exam includes two independent sections: the Multiple Choice Exam and the Writing Exam.
The content of each exam is outlined on the Competencies Tested
page of the GPCI website. Both exams must be passed to earn the

Prospect Research
Project Research
Competency #2: Knowledge of organizational
development as it pertains to grant seeking
Competency #3: Knowledge of strategies for effective
program and project design development
Managing Grant Meetings
Managing Grant Meetings
Needs Assessments
Needs Assessments and Strategic Plans
Power of Partnerships
The Power of Partnerships
Logic Models Program
Logic Models for Program Planning
Competency #4: Knowledge of how to craft, construct,
and submit an effective grant application
Competency #5: Knowledge of post-award grant management practices sufficient to inform effective
grant design and development
Managing Grant Meetings
Managing Grant Meetings
Effective Budget Narr
Creating Effective Budget Narratives
Managing Grant Meetings
Managing Grant Meetings

Our trainings align to the Grant Professionals Certification Institute’s (GPCI) competencies and skills. They address multiple skills within a competency, interrelated skills across competencies, or a specific skill within a competency in great detail. All courses:


  • Are eligible for CEUs
  • Align with GPCI competencies
  • Are led by nationally recognized GPA-approved trainers


View a list of the GPCI’s Validated Competencies and Skills


Our approach lets you find the perfect professional development plan for you whether you are new to grants, expanding your knowledge so you can earn a promotion or take the GPC exam, or a 15-year veteran seeking targeted nuggets of professional development to complement your broad success.



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have proven valuable to hundreds of attendees. We can also create custom
presentations to match the mission of your organization or conference event.



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