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This session will provide participants with the basic information needed to successfully prepare and apply for the grant professional certification credential.  Participants will learn about the requirements to apply for the exam, what the exam consists of, where they can take the exam and how to maintain the credential.  This session will also discuss the benefits of GPC including the competencies of adhering to nationally recognized standards of ethical practice and the services that raise the level of professionalism in the field. 

GPC Competencies Addressed:
Nationally recognized standards of ethical practice by grant developers
Practices and services that raise the level of professionalism of grant developers 


Julie Assel, GPC, is the President of the Grant Professional Certification Institute Board of Directors and President/CEO of Assel Grant Services. She has written awarded grants totaling more than $156 million since 2003, writing both federal and foundation grants for school districts, universities, hospitals, and non-profit organizations. Julie is the past president of the Heart of America GPA Chapter and past facilitator for the GPA Consultants Special Interest Group.

Kent Hornberger is a Certified Grant Professional with over 40 years of experience in not for profit management and fund raising. Kent has spent most of his career in higher education fund raising and consulting. Kent currently serves on the national board of the Grant Professionals Certification Institute He has held leadership positions in other professional organizations including the Association for Fundraising Professionals and the Jesuit Advancement Association.