Well it’s been 255 days since i embarked on the adventure, and last night the fruits of my labour were rewarded in the form of an email advising that I had successfully achieved my Guild of Project Certification – Expert in Project Controls (see figure 1 below).
Figure 1 – Expert Level Accreditation
What made it more worthwhile is that this was the first certificate at ‘EXPERT’ level that the GPC has issued, so its a special achievement. FYI 00120 is my GPC Membership number.
The course had prepared me well for the examination and interview, but the achieving the certificate consisted of 5 processes:
- GPC Profile & Skills
- GPC 360 Degree Capability References
- Library Submissions – 5 Papers
- Examination – 5 Essay type Questions / 5 Hours
- Assessor Interview
The only step left for improvement in my certification would be to aim for “Fellow” status (refer to figure 2 Below). Time will tell whether or not this path will be taken.
Figure 2 – GPC Certification Process.