W2 Training/Certification

End state of W2 training/certification is to train and certify 12A Engineer Officers on the ability to leverage Geographic Information Systems (GIS), Geospatial Information & Systems (GI&S), and geospatial analytical applications to solve an operational problem, determine appropriate organization and capability to fulfill a geospatial requirement, task organic capabilities to fulfill geospatial requirements, and develop production requirements for the National System for Geospatial Intelligence (NSG). How does a 12A get to this end state? By completing specific training courses, performing on the job training (OJT), or academic accomplishments."

 

OPTIONS FOR ATTAINING W2

Option 1: Education

(a) Possess an undergraduate or higher from an accredited college or university in GIS, Remote Sensing, Cartography, Photogrammetry, or Geography with a track in GIS.

Or

(b) Have a minimum of 12 credit hours from an accredited college or university in any Geospatial related field, and  

(c) Successfully complete NGC GEO2121; Geospatial Information and Services (GI&S) Officer Training Course (GOTC) (40hrs), and

(d) Acquire NGA GEOINT Professional Certification (GPC) – Fundamentals (Level 1).

 

Option 2: Training

(a) Successfully complete NGC GIS2101; Fundamentals of Geographic Information Systems (40hrs), and

(b) Successfully complete NGC GIS3201; Intermediate GIS for Analysis (40hrs), and

(c) Successfully complete NGC GEO2121; Geospatial Information and Services (GI&S) Officer Training Course (GOTC) (40hrs), and

(d) Acquire NGA GEOINT Professional Certification (GPC) – Fundamentals (Level 1).

 

Option 3: On the Job Training

(a) Successfully complete 12 months as a Geospatial Development Program Officer or

(b) Successfully complete the National Geospatial-Intelligence Agency Joint Officer Geospatial Program (Engineer) or

(c) Successfully complete 12 months as a Geospatial Planning Cell Officer in Charge, and

(d) Acquire NGA GEOINT Professional Certification (GPC) – Fundamentals (Level 1).