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NCCA Approves NGA’s GEOINT Fundamentals, Imagery Analysis Certification Programs

The National Geospatial-Intelligence Agency has obtained accreditation from the Institute for Credentialing Excellence’s National Commission for Certifying Agencies for two GEOINT professional certification programs.

NCCA issued the five-year accreditation to NGA’s Imagery Analysis and GEOINT Fundamentals certification programs on Jan. 31 after the agency met and complied with the commission’s standards, NGA said Feb. 16..

Kurt Savoie, a program director, said the implementation of GPC programs for military and civilian staff across the Defense Department aims to advance continuous personnel development in support of the GEOINT mission.

The GEOINT Fundamentals certification program is required for all GEOINT analysts at DoD, while the Imagery Analysis program is one of the 10 full performance-level initiatives designed for the GEOINT community at the Pentagon.

The accreditation for the two programs comes after NCCA accredited NGA’s Aeronautical Analysis certification in August 2016.

The agency, which has granted more than 7,200 certifications to GEOINT professionals, plans to seek NCCA accreditation for its other eight certification programs in the next 18 months.


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