We define “relevant full-time work experience” as professional experience that aligns with the 43 competency statements as defined by our exam content. You can qualify relevant full-time work experience across multiple job titles or positions and across multiple employers if your aggregate work experience equals or exceeds the total number of months of relevant full-time work experience your selected Pathway requires.
During the application process, you will be asked to verify that you have performed, or currently perform, at least 20 of the 43 competency statements for each job title or position you wish to qualify. Do not submit a job title or position that does not meet the minimum threshold, as that work experience will not count.
Your information must also be independently verified either by your direct supervisor or a Human Resources representative. We understand that, in some cases, these individuals are employed or retired from organizations that you previously worked for. However, their ability to verify your competencies is essential.
You will be asked to provide an email address for each person who will verify your experience so NIGP can send your self-assessment directly to these individuals. In turn, these individuals will verify your relevant work experience by signing and the form directly to NIGP via email.